Franschhoek Wine Valley

Holden Manz Wine Estate

a franschhoek hotel & spa like no other, the holden manz guest house is located on a small, verdant estate at the edge of the quaint boland town of franschhoek. the property was turned into a wine estate in 1999.

a feng shui consultant angled the building in a northwesterly direction to ensure an uninhibited flow of chi. according to the consultant, the holden manz manor house is one of the most ideal places one could ever live. the farm is nestled between the franschhoek and stony brook rivers, the latter of which runs dry for six months of the year. at the convergence of these two rivers lies ‘the dragon’, a large rock which according to feng shui principles, bounces good chi back upon the estate. on the other side of the estate, the franschhoek mountains keep watch. look closely and you’ll see the outlines of a majestic elephant head, with its watchful eye in the mountainside.

add to all of this the sparse elegance of the house’s cape dutch architecture and a prevailing sense of tranquility and quiet splendor and you get one of the most inviting franschhoek hotel & spas around.


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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