Franschhoek Wine Valley

Explorers Club

Explorers Club, sleeps up to 6 adults and 4 children

As the flagship property in the Explorers Club’s unique collection of places to stay, the Explorers Club has been designed with adventure in mind. Life at the Explorers Club revolves around the vast open-plan kitchen, living, dining area and enclosed veranda, with doors that pull back and open out onto a large pool and garden with mountain views.

The four ensuite bedrooms (three ensuite bedrooms, one twin loft room) lead off from this central area, with a twin room tucked ingeniously into the eaves of the original building, together sleeping up to 6 adults and 4 children (and a toddler – in a camp cot).

Built on the spot where the original railway ticket office stood in the centre of Franschhoek village, the Explorers Club, through its eclectic Africana décor, retains the atmosphere of the eternal traveller, perfectly captured by Jo Sinfield’s sentiment: “Somewhere inside all of us lurks an adventurous impulse, large or small. We hope you find it here. Start planning an escapade, a tremble over a few precipices, and mull over an idea or two with glass in hand…all in the comfort of the Explorers Club.”



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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.


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.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861