Franschhoek Wine Valley

The Long View Exhibition at Ebony Curated Franschhoek

The Long View introduces oil painting interpretations of various South African landscapes by Capetonian artists Rentia Retief and Larita Engelbrecht. The duo share a passion for time spent on mountain trails. At the start of the pandemic lockdown, Larita’s frustration at not being able to visit the Western Cape mountains inspired her series of backward-looking natural scenes derived from vintage photography books. Rentia’s landscapes are observed from her own photographs taken while trail running on farms and mountain ranges throughout South Africa.

Through a shared subject matter and medium, the works on show speak to the enduring tradition of landscape painting. The sequence of repeating horizons provides a sightline to tranquillity during a period of uncertainty, restriction and confinement. The panoramic perspective, bringing together the immediacy of experience with subtle historical shifts in the landscape, prompts a long view of the natural world, and the personal and environmental effects of our relationship with it.

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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.


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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



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