Franschhoek Articles

Franschhoek may be a small town, but visitors and locals will agree that it is a constant hive of activity! Not only known worldwide for its award-winning wines and fine dining establishments, this quaint French influenced village in the heart of the Winelands is also a popular destination for artisan food, art, boutique shopping, adventure and outdoor activities, weddings and celebrations, history and culture, and festivals!

Should you, as a media representative, wish to write a feature article on Franschhoek, feel free to contact Open Doors Collective, who will be more than happy to assist with any media/PR related requests:

Franschhoek Images

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Franschhoek Publications

The Franschhoek Tatler
Siegfried Schäfer
Tel 021 876 3460

Franschhoek Life
Martine Bauer
Tel 0832636997


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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


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


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


Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360