Franschhoek Wine Valley

Wings for Life World Run


The running race like no other is back in 2015! The Cape Town route of Wingsfor Life World Run will once again showcase the finest of South Africa’s iconic Winelands with participants racing their worldwide rivals to the backdrop of mountains, vineyards and orchards.

The 2014 event saw a total of 35 397 runners start at exactly the same time in 32 countries around the world, racing ahead of a Catcher Car instead of towards a finish line. And – while the Cape weather didn’t quite cooperate – it didn’t stop thousands of runners turning out to race the loop from Boschendal Wine Estate through the Franschhoek valley.

It was 35 year-old marathon ace Coolboy Ngamole who conquered the rain to claim the South African title by completing a total of 59.84 kms before he was eventually caught by the Catcher Car.

Racing is one thing, but a big feature of the event was how serious racers and fun-seeking weekend warriors all got their fix. 2015 will be no different.

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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