Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Outdoor restaurants
Eateries in Franschhoek that tick all the boxes when it comes to having stunning outdoor seating areas, splendid views and the best meals.
Non-wine Activities
There is so much to do in our beautiful village. Have a look at all the activities to enjoy (that does not involve wine).
Stay in Franschhoek
The following establishments are currently open to accommodate leisure and business travellers in Franschhoek.
Restaurants currently open
The following restaurants in Franschhoek is currently open. Strict Covid19 protocols are adhered to.
List of shops currently open
Find a list of shops that are open in Franschhoek during level 3 lockdown.
Franschhoek outdoors
If you’re looking for outdoor fun don’t forget our beautiful Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve or the magnificent Berg River Dam. Both perfectly suited to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.
Babylonstoren workshops
Regular workshops are held at Babylonstoren to share what they’ve learned and to also learn from their community. Experts in their fields host these workshops in collaboration with their team.
Online Gift Vouchers
Our online experience and monetary vouchers are perfect as gifts to spoil someone special. Order and purchase online for future travel to Franschhoek.

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Franschhoek French Flair Weekend

Franschhoek is ready to welcome you this weekend to experience a bit of French flair! Despite the lack of alcohol and usual Franschhoek Bastille celebrations, our valley will be offering french-inspired food, outdoor activities, and cozy accommodation specials. All including the beautiful Franschhoek winter mountain backdrop, of course! Please be…

Franschhoek restaurant recovery initiative aims to help local restaurants

Following on the huge success of the Support Stellenbosch Restaurant Campaign initiative, which raised just over R1.7 million for restaurants in the Stellenbosch Winelands, the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism organization has jump started something similar. Save The Franschhoek Restaurant Appeal aims to raise enough money to help those affected establishments…

Winter promotions in Franschhoek

Although traditionally Winter symbolizes hibernation, the good news is that Franschhoek is still open for business and we can’t wait to welcome you to our charming village. Snow capped mountains and magical wintery scenery add extra touches to what promises to be an unforgettable experience to South Africa’s Valley of…

Val de Vie ranks as one of SA’s top residential estates

In a detailed research survey conducted by New World Wealth, which took a year to compile, the Top 10 residential estates in South Africa for 2019 have been announced with the luxurious Val de Vie estate securing the top position on this prestigious list. Furthermore, Val de Vie was voted…

Franschhoek Wine Valley Impresses Industry Critics

Internationally renowned wine critics, Jamie Goode and Treve Ring recently visited the Franschhoek Wine Valley where they were given the opportunity to sample some of the area’s finest wines. Regarded as one of South Africa’s formidable wine producing regions, Jamie and Treve also had the pleasure of meeting with the…

Hibernation bliss in Franschhoek this Winter

The slight chill in the air is a clear indication that Winter is almost here. Winter brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek, South Africa’s Valley of Dreams, is open for Winter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Franschhoek is the…

A memorable day for 24 graduates of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy

Despite a torrid year for the 2020 Academy students and staff, 24 out of 25 students graduated at a ceremony in April held at the Franschhoek Cellar. The academic year was characterized by disrupted classes due to Covid considerations. The class also had to be split into two sessions per…

Reset and rejuvenate with Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends 2021

In these turbulent times we find ourselves in why not treat yourself to an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends…

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Franschhoek Biking & Hiking Trail Network

Mountain Biking at the Berg River Dam (Day Permit or Annual Permit) The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access when you purchase your permit. You will start at the entrance gate on Robertsvlei…

Franschhoek Food & Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…

Franschhoek Rond en Bont

This route allows visitors to experience the diversity of our beautiful valley. Our various communities’ welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. Below are the experiences that you can expect along the route: Die Teesakkie Enjoy a…

Franschhoek Cap Classique Route

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Cap Classique producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley Cap Classique route was established a few years ago. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great…

Franschhoek Artisan Route

Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…

Art Franschhoek Route

As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…



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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za