Franschhoek Wine Valley

Groot Drakenstein Games Club


Groot Drakenstein Games Club is a social club who’s primary focus is on cricket. The club provides family recreational and sporting facilities for sports-lovers from far and wide, as well as weekly friendly cricket fixtures during the season. The club boasts the country’s oldest turf wicket, a historic clubhouse and well-stocked bar.

Groot Drak is always looking for new members to help support the club and to grow the Groot Drak family. There is also a strong commitment to developing a sporting culture within the surrounding communities, where a very active youth programme has been running for many years. Dating back to 1895, the club is steeped in history and tradition. Often hosting more than 50 fixtures a year (including many international teams), there is always a buzz at the club during the cricket season. Locals are encouraged to enjoy a drink at the bar while watching some entertaining cricket, framed by one of South Africa’s most picturesque mountain landscapes.

If you are interested in joining the club, please get in touch, or visit our website ( for more information.

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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