Celebrating the Leading Ladies Behind Franschhoek’s Rise to Fame 

As Women’s Month graces us with its presence, it’s the perfect occasion to cast a spotlight on the exceptional women who have left an indelible mark on our village. These remarkable individuals have contributed their talents, vision, and relentless dedication, shaping Franschhoek into the vibrant and enchanting destination it is today. Without further ado, we’d … Read more

Franschhoek Accommodation and Restaurant Winter Offers & Specials 2023

Winter in Franschhoek is just as glorious as any other season, and holds a very special magic! We’ve rounded up all the winter offerings from our restaurants and accommodation, leaving you with no excuses to not book that wintry day trip or getaway to Franschhoek! ACCOMMODATION Ludus Magnus 40% discount for Bastille weekend. Bookings to … Read more

Two Regional Winners for Franschhoek in the Western Cape’s Annual Agri-Worker Competition 2021

Audrey September from the farm Uitkyk in the Bergrivier region was announced as the 2021 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards winner at the annual competition held on Saturday,13 November 2021, in Stellenbosch. September won prizes to the value of approximately R100 000, including an overseas study tour. September: “I am a third-generation agri-worker. Agriculture is … Read more

Let’s Get Franschhoek Vaccinated

Although the vaccination drive nationwide is in full throttle, the Franschhoek Wine Valley is takings things up a gear to become the first town in South Africa to be 100% vaccinated ahead of the Summer season. This in an effort to boost the faster return of international visitors to the region, and more importantly stimulate … Read more

Art and so much more this October in Franschhoek

With the changing of the seasons the warmer weather is a welcome relief. Perfect for exploring one of South Africa’s premier lifestyle destinations, namely the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Home to award-winning wines, internationally acclaimed restaurants, exquisite art as well as an array of cultural and outdoor offerings. This October make the most of your visit … Read more

Franschhoek French Flair Weekend

Franschhoek is ready to welcome you this weekend to experience a bit of French flair! Despite the lack of alcohol and usual Franschhoek Bastille celebrations, our valley will be offering french-inspired food, outdoor activities, and cozy accommodation specials. All including the beautiful Franschhoek winter mountain backdrop, of course! Please be assured that strict Covid safety … Read more

Franschhoek restaurant recovery initiative aims to help local restaurants

Following on the huge success of the Support Stellenbosch Restaurant Campaign initiative, which raised just over R1.7 million for restaurants in the Stellenbosch Winelands, the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism organization has jump started something similar. Save The Franschhoek Restaurant Appeal aims to raise enough money to help those affected establishments in the region, who have … Read more

Winter promotions in Franschhoek

Although traditionally Winter symbolizes hibernation, the good news is that Franschhoek is still open for business and we can’t wait to welcome you to our charming village. Snow capped mountains and magical wintery scenery add extra touches to what promises to be an unforgettable experience to South Africa’s Valley of Dreams. We have put together … Read more