Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek is #openforwinter

Winter brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Franschhoek is the picture of absolute perfection during this time and the Winter scenery that awaits your visit is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Come out from the cold and discover what Franschhoek has to offer. Cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food and so much more. Traditionally a quieter time in Franschhoek there are a number of establishments in and around the Valley who are offering unbelievable Winter inspired packages too good to refuse.

Below is a list of our current winter offerings:


Chamonix Wine & Game Drive

Enjoy a unique African experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands, with a premier Wine Tasting of some of Chamonix’s best wines from within the vineyards where they are planted and grown, followed by a Game Drive showcasing Chamonix’s magnificent wildlife. Whether in conjunction with the Franschhoek Wine Tram, or while visiting the farm, it’s the ideal addition to a fantastic day out in Franschhoek.

Game Drive & Tasting
Option 1: R900 per person

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Game Drive & Tasting
Option 2: R700 per person

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+27 (0)21 876 8426


The Ivy Apartments

Winter Warmer Special: Book a 2 bedroom apartment for R 1800 per night.

Bookings: Tel: +27 218762957 /
Book online.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Standard Room
Normal winter rate R3700 per room B&B, now only R2590 per room B&B. Valid until 31 Aug 2018 on selected days.

Luxury Room or Garden Cottage
Normal winter rate R4400 per room B&B, now only R3080 per room B&B. Valid until 31 Aug 2018 on selected days.

Villa Suite
Normal winter rate R6100 per room B&B, now only R4270 per room B&B. Valid until 31 Aug 2018 on selected days.

Terms and Conditions
Valid for travel on select dates
This offer may not be combined with any other special offer or any discounted rates
A limited number of rooms is available on this offer

Book now

Tel: 021 876 3386


Franschhoek Venues

Whatever the vision is for your event, Franschhoek venues can help you find the perfect venue.

WINTER SPECIAL! Start your wedding planning with this awesome special…

Visit the Franschhoek Venues website for more info.

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate


Stay at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale over the autumn-winter months and take advantage of these great value Heartland rates.

Available from April until September 2018, tailor-made Heartland accommodation packages at both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale offer wonderful winter value with welcoming and attentive staff at this 17th century wine estate.

Image courtesy of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

The Owner’s Cottage exudes period grandeur and contemporary luxury for the ultimate escape. The beautifully appointed cottage comprises four rooms, a deluxe suite, lounge and conservatory leading out to the soothing pool area set in a country garden.

At La Provençale exclusive use guests are accommodated in style with two en suite bedrooms, separated for privacy by a shared lounge leading onto a relaxing outdoor terrace and pool. Surrounded by lush vines and breath-taking views this is the quintessential private getaway for families or close friends.

Reservations for families travelling with children will only be accepted for accommodation on an exclusive-use basis, at either The Owner’s Cottage or La Provençale. Bed and Breakfast bookings, that include children, are not available at The Owner’s Cottage.

For bookings, please visit their website.


Haute Cabrière

With the cooler winter weather firmly setting in, the Haute Cabrière dining room’s soft lights and cosy fireplace present the perfect setting for the hearty winter comfort food on offer at the winery’s Cellar Restaurant.

Chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller relish winter cooking, as the cold weather lends itself perfectly to serving up comfort food with bold flavours. ‘Winter food is different. It’s the food that makes you feel like you are cosily wrapped up and ready to relax with a glass of red wine. It is what winter is made for.’ Comments van Wyk.

The winter menu is inspired by robust flavours and a feeling of comfort, featuring dishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia and fulfilment, tempting diners to venture outdoors despite the colder temperatures.

‘Growing up I loved my gran’s ‘peperboontjies.’ The flavours were made for winter. We have made this into a restaurant dish by refining it, without losing any of the flavour.’ Adds van Wyk.  Expect dishes like slow braised beef shin with creamy thyme polenta and bone marrow, and homemade pasta with pan fired prawns, chili and garlic.

Feast on Sundays: Enjoy catching up with family and friends with ‘Feast’, a menu designed around feasting and the breaking of bread.  The menu celebrates abundance and pays tribute to leisurely family lunches. R370 pp with wine from the Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan ranges included. Children 12 and under R150.

Two courses at R230: Featuring a generous steak as main course, with triple fried hand cut chips, garlic and black pepper sauce, green beans and onion rings, paired with the Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Reserve, at R185pp. Diners can add a dessert of the day for an additional R45. Available for lunch and dinner, excluding Sundays.

Six course Tasting Menu at R450: The six course Haute Cabrière tasting menu gives diners the opportunity to sample more courses off the menu compared to regular dining, and also a larger range of the Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan wines. Current menu favourites include the venison loin with port sauce and an onion and fig tart, paired with the Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir, and the sago pudding with almond ice cream and toasted meringue, paired with Pierre Jourdan Ratafia. The price is inclusive of wine paired with each course. Available for lunch in the 12h00 and 12h30 time slots, and for dinner in 18h30 and 19h00 times slots, excluding Sundays.

Hours from 1 June to 31 August 2018

Lunch: Thursday – Sunday
Dinner: Fridays only, see website for special Friday evening events.

Visit their website for more information.

La Motte

Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to the finest wines, recognised internationally for exceptional quality. With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm, La Motte is an enchanting choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Don’t miss out on these experiences:

Bastille Festival Classical Music Concert, Piano recital by Charl du Plessis– 14 July 2018
La Motte Evening of Vintage Wine & Venison – 23 August 2018

Please note the museum, farm shop and restaurant will close for winter break between 18 June & 12 July, the tasting room is closed 18 June to 27 June).

Visit their website for more information.

La Cabriere Country House

La Cabrière Country House is a beautiful provencal-style retreat with panoramic views of the breathtaking franschhoek mountains and valley. La Cabrière is a perfectly located Franschhoek guest house offering peace and tranquility. Slightly removed from the vibrant and buzzing village, yet within walking distance of all Franschhoek has to offer.

Stay for 3 nights pay for 2 nights special offer at La Cabriere from 01 May 2018 – 30 September 2018 (Subject to availability).

Bookings: +27 (0)21 8764780 /


Le Coin Francais

The newest edition to the Franschhoek scene is a restaurant really and truly for Franschhoek. Both in concept and in name, the aptly named “Le coin Français”, which literally means Franschhoek, embodies the essence of the valley in heritage, cuisine, art and wine. It features cutting edge methods meeting time tested French elegance in cuisine, a carefully selected locally themed wine list to showcase the best local wines, a French sommeliers selection, and an ever evolving collaboration of art in the theme of photography.

Winter Warmer Specials:
1 May – 31 August 2018

2 course lunch – R295 per person (Wednesday – Sunday)
5 course dinner – R425 per person (Tuesday – Saturday)

Boeuf Bourguignon or Coq au Vin with accompaniments and a glass of red wine – R250 per person (Wednesday – Friday)

Contact them at or (+27) 74 126 0022

Le Bon Vivant

Set in a converted house in central Franschhoek, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work.

2 course set menu for R235,- and a 3 course set menu for R295 (available during lunch and dinner). Valid until end of August. Closed for winter break from 28 JUN – 26 JUL 2018

Book a table here.

Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle is a stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa.

Exclusive rate for South African Residents – Valid for arrivals from 15th April – 30th September 2018

Mont Rochelle is offering a special rate for South African Residents. Enjoy 30% off our published rates! Find out more here.

Protea Hotel, Franschhoek

Treat yourself to a getaway in the Cape Winelands at the Protea Hotel by Marriott, Franschhoek. Explore your way through town on an exclusively curated food and wine experience for 2, all included in your room rate!

Wine tasting at Franschhoek Cellars:
Sit back and unwind with a flight of 6 locally produced wines,each telling a vivid story of Franschhoek and its finest vineyards

Pizza & wine pairing at La Couronne:
Enjoy 3 handcrafted pizzas tastefully paired with La Couronne wines

Chocolate tasting at Huguenot Fine Chocolates:
Revel in a chocolate making demonstration,then indulge in a tasting of handcrafted dark, milk and white chocolate

Book now and spoil yourself and your loved one for only R2110.00 BB

Rickety Bridge


Join us for a two-night stay between June to September and delight in our Unwind in the Winelands offering for couples.

Book into one of our Basse Provence luxury rooms for R1850 per night or opt for a Rickety Bridge Manor superior luxury room at R2500 per night. The package includes two nights at the guest house of your choice, breakfast, a wine tasting in the vines and a 45-minute massage by our in-house therapist for two.

Book your stay on // 021 876 2994



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 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 – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861