Franschhoek Wine Valley

Bridge House Mile 2015 – Swim Festival

Date: February 28, 2015

Summer is on our doorstep and it’s time for a bit of a splash!

WWF South Africa has once again partnered with the successful Bridge House Mile event to offer environmentally-conscious swimmers the chance to show their love of nature by swimming in support of WWF.

The day will offer swimming events for all abilities, from development swimmers having a splash, junior and beginner events, to the main Mile swim.

Swimmers can choose to Swim for Nature in any one of the event categories:
◾200m Fun Swim & Beginners | R50
◾200 m Juniors (U10 to U12) | R50
◾400 m Schools Solo Swim (U13 to U18) | R75
◾400 m Schools Team Swim (U13 to U18) | R75
◾400 m Beginners Swim (all ages) | R75
◾Mile Swim (all ages) | R200
◾WWF Swim for Nature (any distance) | R500
◾WWF Swim for Nature (any distance + t-shirt) | R700

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When: Saturday, 28 February 2015

Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: The Berg River Dam, Franschhoek

What you’ll get:
◾Mile Swim: Includes a SPEEDO swimming cap, coffee & a boerewors roll at the finish line
◾WWF Swim for Nature: Includes Mile benefits, a WWF branded glass water bottle & t-shirt (R700 category), plus a warm feeling in your heart for helping to save the planet!

Panda Splash

Get friends and family to sponsor your swim and to donate an amount for a specific distance.

The individual who raises the most money wins a getaway to Cederberg Nature Reserve including 2 nights for 4 people midweek.

Presented by Skybound Capital and Glacier by Sanlam. In association with WWF, Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and SPEEDO.

Bridge House Mile Invitation

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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.


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.


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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