Franschhoek Wine Valley

Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa in Cape Winelands Clinches Prestigious International Awards

Embraced by the glory of the Cape Winelands, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa has cultivated a resounding reputation for delivering holistic wellness services that are a blend of art and science, and high-tech and high-touch in a luxurious sanctuary. But it’s not just the opinion of guests that has painted such a glowing picture of this wellness retreat. Santé has just scooped up four incredibly prestigious awards this year, which officially recognize its exceptional caliber of service excellence.

Santé Wellness Retreat and Spa

Taking home the awards

At the 2019 Haute Grandeur Excellence Awards™ (, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa took home the prizes for Best Country Spa on a Global Level and Best Boutique Spa in Africa. The Haute Grandeur Excellence Awards™ is a prestigious, globally trusted awards initiative that is regarded as the pinnacle of achievement for spas globally. But that’s not all. Santé also won the awards for Africa’s Best Day Spa and South Africa’s Best Wellness Retreat at the fifth World Spa Awards™ (, hosted on 21st October at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Wellness Programs sending guests home happier and healthier

Drawing upon the vision and experience of its team, with input from relevant experts, Santé offers comprehensive wellness programs for guests. These range from three to 14 days and include targeted therapies for de-stressing, rejuvenation, detox, the promotion of healthy aging, and healthy weight loss.

In aid of these goals, Santé employs a spectrum of techniques and technologies, which are attentively delivered at the Health Optimizing Clinic, Bio-Energy Centre, and world-class Day Spa. Additionally, the programs are supported by optimal nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle advice in order to holistically achieve the most effective and lasting mental and physical results. The cherished goal is to send guests home happier and healthier, and more resilient and radiant versions of themselves.

For reservations and enquiries, contact +27 (0) 21 879 1500; email for accommodation or for the day spa; or go to

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