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Franschhoek Food & Wine Route

This exciting initiative builds on Franschhoek’s reputation as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, taking the concept of a food and wine experience to an entirely new level. Offering visitors an array of innovative food, wine and lifestyle experiences is truly unique to the Cape Winelands. The route is available…

Franschhoek Rond & Bont

The Franschhoek Wine Valley is proud to announce its Community Tourism Route. The route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this 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. It covers a…

Discover the Secret Season in Franschhoek

During the winter months visitors to the picturesque and tranquil Franschhoek Wine Valley can look forward to an unforgettable Secret Season, which will run from May until October. Popular attractions in and around the area, which include restaurants, wine estates, accommodation establishments and retail shops will be presenting visitors with…

Franschhoek Wine Valley Video

An introduction to the magnificent Franschhoek Wine Valley in the Cape winelands of South Africa. Nestled against majestic mountain, Franschhoek is home to award-winning wine estates and restaurants, boutique hotels and luxury guest houses and wonderful retail shops.

Savour Special Moments…

The Franschhoek Valley – first settled by French Huguenot refugees in 1688 – mixes magical ingredients to create unforgettable experiences. When it comes to accommodation in Franschhoek the options are endless, with accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Decide between classic auberges, boutique hotels, lavish country lodges, cosy B&Bs,…

Owner’s Cottage @ Grande Provence Nominated in World Travel Awards

‘The Owner’s Cottage’ at the 5-star, award-winning Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, part of Huka Retreats – Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Dolphin Island in Fiji – has once again been nominated in the category of South Africa’s Leading Villa within the 2011 World Travel Awards. Comments General…

Tim James Wins Annual SA Wine Writers’ Prize

Cape wine master Tim James was again announced on Friday evening as the winner of the 3rd Annual South African Wine Writers Prize. James was also the winner last year. The award was presented by author Christopher Hope and Jenny Prinsloo (CEO, Franschhoek Wine Valley) at a function hosted by…

Kai Lossgott Book Launch at “The Gallery”

‘The Gallery’ at the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, welcomes legendary artist and author, Kai Lossgott with the launch of his new book , on Sunday 15, May at 11h00 , aptly called “Talking to the tree outside my window I sleep” . The author will be in conversation…

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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