Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek supports Earth Hour

Established in 2007 as a light-off event to raise awareness about climate change, Earth Hour has grown in popularity with more than 162 countries and terrorities worldwide supporting this worthy cause in a bid to preserve our planet.

Franschhoek Wine Valley and its members will be supporting this amazing project on Saturday, 28 March at 20h30 (local time) by switching off all lights and electrical equipment and we urge you to do the same.

Bring out the candles and torches and have fun making shadow puppets with the kids, or simply curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet of Mother Nature. Weather permitting this would be the ideal opportunity to sit outside and admire the twinkling stars.

To find out more about this power saving initiative and how you can do your bit for the environment visit

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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