Franschhoek Wine Valley

Celebrating Moms in May

Make Mom feel extra special during the month of May by treating her to an unforgettable Franschhoek experience. Although Sunday, 13 May is officially Mother’s Day Franschhoek is open to Moms throughout this celebratory month with an array of delightful treats.

Make the most of Mom’s experience and tailor make the perfect itinerary to spoil her. When entering the Franschhoek Wine Valley you can’t help but immediately feel relaxed which sets the scene for the rest of your experience. This is also an indication of what Mom needs – pampering, relaxation and decadent treats. Babylonstoren and Leeu Estate Spa transport you to a world of tranquillity with their range of world-class spa treatments. During the month of May Babylonstoren will pamper you from Head to Toe with this Mother’s Day inspired treatment. Enjoy 90 minutes of pure relaxation which includes a body wrap and luxuriating foot treatment. For that something special treat Mom to their Hammam treatment.

With magical views of the Valley Leeu Estate Spa is the ultimate in five-star treatment. From the minute you enter their premises to when you leave you’re made to feel extra special. Complement your experience with a leisurely lunch or High Tea in the comfort of the hotel which is situated adjacent to the spa. The added extra is that Franschhoek is home to a wide selection of spa facilities, allowing you to find the perfect spa treatment for Mom.

Franschhoek is regarded as South Africa’s Culinary Capital and you’re guaranteed of a five-star experience when dining at one of the many establishments in and around the Valley. Sample delicious Indian cuisine at Marigold; a special Mother’s Day  inspired lunch at Grande Provence; High Tea at Anthonij Rupert Wyne or La Motte; or simply treat Mom to heavenly chocolate delights at Huguenot Fine Chocolates or De Villiers Chocolate Café. The choices are endless but are assured to make Mom’s day.

The hop-on hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram will keep everyone enthralled as you discover the true essence of the region. Vineyards, scenery, warm hospitality, delicious cuisine and superb wines. If Mom is a thrill seeker then Scoottours will appeal to her outdoor spirit.

For something slightly different join Babylonstoren gardners for a fascinating workshop about herbal teas and other refreshing drinks made from herbs and season flowers grown in their magnificent garden. Or attend one of their insightful workshops on how to use natural pesticides. Both these once-off workshops take place at Babylonstoren during the month of May.

Allow Mom to indulge in a bit of retail therapy as the Main Road in Franschhoek uncovers a plethora of fantastic shops. These range from speciality food and home shops, to splendid art galleries. And the best part is that they are all within walking distance. The perfect excuse to walk off an indulgent lunch, or work up an appetite for an early dinner.

With all of these amazing experiences why not turn a day out into an overnight or weekend experience? Choose from a selection of quaint bed and breakfasts to five-star boutique hotels to make Mom’s experience extra special. For the wow factor why not rent a private villa at La Cotte, Mont Rochelle or La Clé des Montagnes for the whole family?

This is just a sampler of what you can experience in one of the country’s favourite destinations. For more information on what to see and do in Franschhoek visit

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