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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…

A guide to hiking in Franschhoek

South Africa moved from lockdown alert Level 4 to Level 3 on 1 June 2020. The great news is that at this level hiking is allowed again. It is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors living in surrounding areas to take a break and explore the beautiful Franschhoek mountains.…

A Slow Travel Experience To Franschhoek Awaits

Hibernation is not always a bad thing, but when it is a forced hibernation cabin fever can quickly set in and get the better of you. While many of us have accepted that cabin fever may be the new normal, there are some who can’t wait to venture outdoors again.…

What does Franschhoek look like from your window?

Franschhoek with its magnificent mountains, spectacular vineyards and lush gardens is one of the most gorgeous wine valleys in South Africa. Our village is nestled in between these mountains which guarantees spectacular views year round. But what does Franschhoek actually look like from your windows? We’d like you to show…

Twenty-four Adventurous Hours in Franschhoek

An article by Alfred Thorpe Nothing slows down and as we enter 2020 life just gets busier. A weekend away is a luxury and finding a suitable time in busy schedules can be difficult. My wife and I decided that one night away is better than nothing.  Twenty-fours hours might…

Make Franschhoek Your One Stop Destination This Summer

Summer is in full swing and what better opportunity to experience Franschhoek’s fabulous offerings – perfectly suited to this time of the year.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Franschhoek Wine Valley (@franschhoek_sa) on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:11am PST The 2020 harvest season has…

Fun and adventure in Franschhoek this April

With the Easter long weekend around the corner, what better time to have some fun and adventure in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. The weather is perfect to embark on the wide range of outdoor offerings, which range from mountain hikes, MTB trails, exploring the valley by bike, horseback riding and…

Franschhoek is the place to be this Summer!

We’ve been blessed with great rains recently, which means the valley looks beautifully green once again, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to Franschhoek. Our dams are filling up nicely, and with gorgeous views and endless experiences, the Franschhoek Wine Valley is the place to be this Summer!…

Autumn in Franschhoek is undoubtedly the best season of the year

Autumn in Franschhoek is undoubtedly the best season of the year, albeit a short one.  The cooler days bring us relief from the summer heat, invigorates and revives us and tells us to get outdoors before the cold winter days start.  The vine leaves are starting to change from dark…

Embrace Autumn’s splendour with Franschhoek’s outdoor activities

Autumn is around the corner, and although it is one of the shorter seasons, it tends to be the most beautiful. Leaves turning from green to hues of orange and brown, and a slight yet welcome chill in the air as the days grow shorter and the nights longer. This…

An introduction to the Berg River Cape Camino

A Camino is an ongoing walking route providing a space for long distance walkers to introspect on their lives or to get fit or to meet people or simply to enjoy the country side. It is a very personal experience. The concept provides many creative opportunities to the region. Not…

Why we love Autumn in Franschhoek

During Autumn Franschhoek transforms into a display of deep reds, yellows and golden browns. We have also been treated to some of the most glorious sunny, but fresh days, making it one of the best times to head over to Franschhoek to spend time with family and friends. Below we…

The Pearl in the Mantis Collection

Mantis has built its collection of more than 70 unique destinations by always finding that one exceptional setting—and that’s why they have chosen Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate as the home for their latest hotel. This was confirmed today by Mantis Founder and Chairman Adrian Gardiner at the launch…

What to do in Franschhoek during the beautiful month of October

October is regarded as the beautiful month with flowers in full bloom and everything looking sparkling new and fresh. The timing couldn’t be better to visit Franschhoek, which plays host to three intimate yet popular events.   View exquisite ceramic works by internationally acclaimed potter David Walters at this year’s Franschhoek…

Congratulations to all Enduroman participants!

On Saturday 27 September, the inaugural Enduroman off-road triathlon was held in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Photo by Oakpics Photography The race included a gruelling 2,5 km swim, an 80 km mountain bike leg and a 21 km trail run, which introduced some of the most scenic parts of Franschhoek…

Babylonstoren in photos

Babylonstoren is one of the finest country estates in South Africa, see some photos of this wonderful wine farm. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Chickens roam freely on the farm, much to the delight of children The wines are allowed to mature in oak barrels Guests…

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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