Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Spring Rejuvenates Franschhoek

Not only does September bring with it a new season, but we also celebrate in the news that most of our wineries have reopened to the public after an extremely long hibernation. September is also Tourism Month, and this couldn’t have been timed better as it coincides perfectly with the…

Adjusting to change

A new month brought with it a plethora of change. Not only are the days growing shorter and the chill in the air a few degrees cooler, but music to many ears was the reopening of wine sales. Monday, 1 June – the start of alert Level 3 – was…

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.…

Gift someone special or yourself with a Franschhoek experience voucher

Franschhoek Wine Valley has teamed up with partners, The Brand Mix to offer visitors the opportunity to purchase online gift vouchers made up of a selection of Franschhoek’s finest offerings and experiences. This user-friendly online system enables visitors to pick and choose from a selection of monetary or experience vouchers,…

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.…

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…

New reasons to escape to Grande Provence

Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with…

Franschhoek plays host to international running event

This weekend sees the first rendition of the internationally recognised brand of MaXiRace to be held on the African continent, with Franschhoek included as one of the conservancies chosen for the route. Besides the Franschhoek conservancy, the race also supports Banhoek and Simonsberg conservancies, as well as the Stellenbosch Trail…

Franschhoek is still #Openforwinter

We are now in the heart of Winter in Franschhoek! With a few more weeks ahead until Spring officially starts on the 1st of September, now is the perfect time to come out to Franschhoek to take advantage of the last of the amazing Winter inspired packages still available. These…

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…

Top 5 for Pearl Valley Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate

Golf Digest today announced that Pearl Valley, Val de Vie Estate’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, has been ranked as the 5th best golf course in the country. The course was also ranked as the Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape. The biennial ‘Golf Digest Top 100 Courses…

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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