Franschhoek Wine Valley

The Bridge House Mile at Boschendal

The Bridge House Mile sponsored by Old Mutual Wealth and hosted at Boschendal Estate, is a great day out for the whole family. With distances from 100m for the little ones to an Elite Mile there is something for everyone. 2020 also sees the introduction of a 1.6km and 5km trail run.

As Bridge House School stands on the threshold of fully-fledged adulthood in its 25th birthday year, 2020, the Founders’ vision has become a magnificent reality. This inspirational power of vision has seen Bridge House grow in numbers and in stature into a school of future-thinking and innovation, from which young minds emerge to make their mark on the world. With a strong identity and global relevance, Bridge House School has become a reason why families are moving to the Boland. There is no better!

In its nine years of existence, the Bridge House Mile, an event which aligns perfectly with the school’s philosophy of nurturing health and vitality, has made its mark on the national open water swimming calendar. Taking the Bridge House Mile to new levels and making it even more of a quality event, we are excited to announce the sponsorship of the iconic, industry leader, Old Mutual Wealth. This visionary partnership is a perfect fit for both the Bridge House Mile and the school in its 25th birthday year!

When  : 1 February 2020

Time   : 06h00 – 15h30

Where : Boschendal


Entry details

SWIM EVENTS – PRE ENTRY ONLY – entries close at midnight Sunday 26th January 2020 start times from 8am
100m – Toddlers Dash – 4- 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) – R50.00
200m – 7 years+ – R70.00
400m – 8 years+ – R100.00
800m – 10years+ – R110.00
Open Mile – 11 years+ – R170.00
Elite Mile – 18 years+ – R190.00 (qualifying time of 25 minutes or less will need to be added on entry)

RUNNING EVENTS – start times from 7am
1.6km Fun Run – Free
5km trail run – R25.00

Double Basket – R480.00 – click here to download the menu
Kids Basket – R120.00 – click here to download the menu
Vegetarian Double Basket – R480.00 – click here to download the menu
Vegetarian Single Basket – R250.00
Vegetarian Kids Basket – R100.00 – click here to download the menu

If a child you are trying to enter is only turning the relevant age in October, November, December 2019 or up until Sunday 26th January 2020, please email to manually enter your child.

Swim Routes

For more details contact:

Michelle – 071 869 0628

PR & Media
Conrad – 073 100 4716

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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 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 – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861