Franschhoek Wine Valley

Going for Gold…Twice

It has most certainly been a fruitful year for Babylonstoren. Adding to their already long list of accolades for 2016, they’ve recently been selected as one of the 20 best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List. On top of this amazing achievement they have also been listed on the Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List. These annual, much-anticipated lists feature travel writers’ all-time favourite hotels, restaurants, cocktail bars and beach clubs.

This reaffirms the Cape Winelands’ beauty, and of unique farm experiences tourists get to experience at Babylonstoren. Harvesting seasonal fruit and vegetables from the garden, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, canoeing on the farm dam, feeding the donkeys and taking a walk through the indigenous fynbos up Babylonstoren koppie – these are simple pleasures that make guests feel grounded and refreshed.

Sharing the stage with Babylonstoren and representing South Africa are Ellerman House and Singita, who were both included in the UK Gold List. Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge, The Belmond Mount Nelson and The One & Only Cape Town joined them on the US Gold List.

See the full Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List. See the full Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List.

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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