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Wide open spaces, fresh seasonal food and magnificent views in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is located within one of the most breathtaking parts of the Western Cape. The mountains in this area form a natural valley leading into the village. It is here along this route that you will find some of South Africa’s most exquisite eateries. The best part is that you…

Celebrate Valentine’s in Franschhoek

The Franschhoek Wine Valley is the epitome of romance when thinking of how best to spoil that someone special this Valentine’s Day. Below are a few ideas of how to make this year’s Valentine’s extra special.   Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day picnic in the historic ambience of La Motte’s…

There’s Always Sunshine After The Rain

Although there is still a chill in the air this past weekend we were spoilt with magnificent weather which looks set to last throughout this week. This spectacular Winter weather comes hot off the heels of two icy cold fronts we experienced, which saw our mountain ranges covered with snow.…

Franschhoek’s Virtual Bastille Festival A Resounding Success

Not even COVID-19 could keep one of South Africa’s longest running festivals from taking place this year. The Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which was launched in 1994, takes place annually over the same weekend of the French Bastille festivities, and sees thousands of festival goers fill the streets of Franschhoek to…

Vive Le Franschhoek

Continuing to embrace our new normal has also included hosting our annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, but in an entirely different format. Instead of the traditional festival we started on 1 July by taking viewers on a virtual journey through the valley. Each day we revealed a new Franschhoek experienced linked…

Restaurants currently open in Franschhoek

During Level 1 lockdown regulations, the following restaurants in Franschhoek are currently open. UPDATES AS PER 1 MAY 2021 Please contact us at 021 876 2861 for further info.   Arkeste Restaurant @ Chamonix Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday Lunch 12h00 – 14h30; Dinner 18h00 – 20h00 Thursday Lunch 12h00…

Are you ready to bid for your bespoke Franschhoek culinary experience?

An idea created by passionate individuals and chefs in an effort to support struggling restaurants as well as the Isabelo Charity, Franschhoek Culinaire is a group of chefs who are bringing dining and wining to your door.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Franschhoek Culinaire…

A Rosé By Any Other Name

Traditionally Rosés are enjoyed during the warmer months, but the versatility of this varietal has resulted in it being enjoyed throughout the year. Also, geared initially at women there is a growing trend amongst men to be seen to enjoy a good Rosé every now and then. Annually International Rosé…

All Clouds Have Silver Linings

We, as well as many of our members in and around the valley, are thrilled by the recent announcement of the further relaxations to the Level 3 regulations. These amendments have allowed the beauty sector to resume work as well as sit-down restaurants and accommodation establishments, amongst others. While we…

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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.

Disclaimer

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
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za