Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Literary Festival

Tickets sales are now open!

It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you that tickets are now available for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival. Please see below more information from the Franschhoek Literary Festival organisers. We hope that you will join us at the Franschhoek Literary Festival from 18 to 20 May 2018!

One hundred and ninety-seven writers, chairs, and subject matter specialists; one hundred and thirty-plus events, a tiny staff contingent, a seemingly tireless group of dedicated volunteers – and tremendous sponsors. All we need now is enthusiastic readers and curious audiences to make this yet another unforgettable festival.

We hope you’ll find just the right mix of literature, politics and current affairs, special interest, poetry, creativity, light reading, humour and controversy to keep you on the edge of your seats. We’ve tried to spread the authors out, so if you miss your favourite in one event, you should find them in another.

Please take your time to browse through the FLF Programme – the printable version is useful for an overview – and the Authors section to familiarise yourself with the participants before heading off to to purchase your tickets!

Speaking of Webtickets, our bookings page has exciting information about more tickets for less! Sales open today!

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter @FranLitFest and Instagram @franlitfest for author news, any unavoidable last-minute changes, and interesting bookish links.

We look forward to seeing you in Franschhoek from 18 – 20 May 2018.

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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.


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