Franschhoek Wine Valley

A Cape Winelands Riding Experience

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, you’ll find a riding experience unlike any other. Wind through vineyards, orchards and forests on horseback with dramatic mountain ranges as your backdrop in every direction.

First time riders and lifetime equestrians alike will find a ride and experience that ticks the bucket list, with skilled and passionate guides and a stable of exceptional horses for riders of all levels.

Choose from an ample selection of riding opportunities to create your ideal Winelands adventure –

• Scenic Outrides exploring vineyards, orchards and forests (1,2 or-3 hours)
• Wine Tasting Ride with plenty of time in the saddle as well as a relaxed wine tasting included (3.5 hours)
• Half Day Ride Wine + Dine where you’ll spend 3 hours in the saddle, broken up by a delightful wine tasting and revitalizing lunch (~5 hours)
• Full Day Ride Wine + Dine for the more advanced riders takes you into the foothills of the Simonsberg mountains and offers plenty of opportunity for trotting, cantering and the odd gallop. You’ll spend 4 hours in the saddle with a 2.5 hour inclusive wine tasting and lunch to rest and replenish in between.
• Multi-Day Inclusive Riding Holidays – Stay in our boutique accommodation right on the farm or locally at one of several luxury lodges. Create the riding holiday of your dreams. Ride as much or as little as you’d like, enjoy refreshing lunches and tantalizing wine tastings, and explore the best restaurants that the Winelands has to offer for dinner each night. We will be your guides throughout the whole experience, ensuring a carefree holiday with as much relaxation and adventure as you desire!

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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