Franschhoek Wine Valley

How to spend 24 heartwarming hours in the beautiful Franschhoek

We invited writer Dawn Jorgensen out to Franschhoek for a 24 hours experience recently. During her visit to Franschhoek she visited La Motte wine estate, explored the Franschhoek Motor Museum, met some of the beautiful farm animals at the Farm Sanctuary SA and enjoyed the cuisine of Foliage.

Her trip included an overnight stay at Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle Hotel. The next morning started with a visit to Haut Espoir where she met with Franschhoek's gentle giant, Rob Armstrong and finally ended with a quick stop at the Franschhoek Village Market.

To read the full article of her experiences in Franschhoek, visit:

Or watch her video of her trip to Franschhoek here:

With thanks to Dawn Jorgensen, The Incidental Tourist. Visit her website for more information:

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



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