Franschhoek Wine Valley

New addition to Babylonstoren Hotel – Fynbos Cottages

The countdown to the festive season has begun, and this year we have even more reason for merrymaking. The new addition to the Babylonstoren hotel – the Fynbos Cottages – has just been completed and is now open for bookings.


At the Fynbos Cottages guests can fully emerge themselves in the beauty of the natural plant habitat of the Western Cape’s mountains. The four two-bedroom cottages and two one-bedroom cottages are newly built in the Cape Dutch style and adjoin vineyards and orchards – ideal for our more adventurous guests.

Fynbos Cottages, Babylonstoren


With spectacular views over the expanding landscape and farm dam, this peaceful location is ideal for those looking to retreat to a more private spot. Nature lovers and birdwatchers would approve – we have spotted 78 bird species on the farm and guests may even be lucky enough to see or hear the fish eagle.


The Pool Room is a lounge and bar area for the exclusive use of our Fynbos guests. They can take a plunge in the crystal-clear swimming pool or simply relax while overlooking the natural pools, cleaned naturally by indigenous, oxygenating plants. Guests are free to help themselves to coffee, tea brewed from freshly picked herbs, a glass of their favourite Babylonstoren wine or other handpicked drinks.

Bookings for 1 January 2019 onwards are now open.
See more pictures posted by Visi Magazine on Instagram here.


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