Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek is still #Openforwinter

We are now in the heart of Winter in Franschhoek! With a few more weeks ahead until Spring officially starts on the 1st of September, now is the perfect time to come out to Franschhoek to take advantage of the last of the amazing Winter inspired packages still available. These are too good to refuse! Cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food, and memorable experiences await, so book your next trip to Franschhoek soon.

For more information on packages available visit:

Stay a little longer this Winter
Dine out a little more this Winter
Experience even more this Winter

 

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If you need some ideas on what to do in Franschhoek, have a look at our website here: https://franschhoek.org.za/experience-franschhoek-this-season/. During the past few weeks we have invited a number of influencers to the valley to come out and experience the best of Franschhoek during this season. Have a look at their experiences and itineraries and use these to put together your own magical trip to Franschhoek, whether it is for a day, the weekend or a number of days. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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Just a heads up is that our Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are coming up soon and if you haven’t been on one you are missing out! Join us during the weekend of 23 and 24 August or 27 and 28 September to experience why everyone loves our popular Mystery Weekends. Ideally suited for couples, this is an all-inclusive weekend full of surprises and world-class experiences. Find out more here: https://franschhoek.org.za/franschhoek-accommodation/mystery/

Next on the Franschhoek festival calendar is Franschhoek Uncorked. Join us on the weekend of 14 and 15 September as you travel from farm to farm to discover some new hidden gems and taste some of the best wines our valley offers. In addition our wineries will also be offering delicious food, live entertainment, games and so much more. Find out more about Franschhoek Uncorked at www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za.

 

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Our valley is looking exceptionally beautiful and lush after some exceptional rains experienced this season. The Berg River Dam, one of Cape Town’s water storage facilities, started overflowing this week, which is exactly what the region needs at this time. We even have promises of some snow on our mountains in the next few days, which is a positive for our agricultural sector.

 

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Unfortunately the downpours have also taken its toll on the Franschhoek Pass, which connects Franschhoek with neighbouring town Villiersdorp and the Theewaterskloof Dam. Authorities have been doing all they can to find the best solution and we are hoping that restoration work will commence soon. The good news is that this does not affect travelling to Franschhoek from Cape Town, Somerset West, Stellenbosch or Paarl, as these routes still operate as per normal. We advise that visitors travelling from Hermanus, Elgin or Villiersdorp make use of the N1 via Paarl or the N2 via Somerset West to reach Franschhoek.

The Franschhoek Pass route closure also affects access to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve which lies at the top of the Franschhoek Pass route and is therefore closed to visitors at this stage. There are, however, a number of other beautiful hiking areas in Franschhoek behind the Berg River Dam. The Franschhoek Wine Valley tourism team will be able to suggest alternatives should you wish to go for a run or walk in the mountains. We thank all visitors for their patience and wish to reiterate again that Franschhoek is open and ready to welcome visitors.

 

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We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful valley soon!


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.

Disclaimer

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
Franschhoek
7690

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za