Celebrating the Leading Ladies Behind Franschhoek’s Rise to Fame 

As Women’s Month graces us with its presence, it’s the perfect occasion to cast a spotlight on the exceptional women who have left an indelible mark on our village. These remarkable individuals have contributed their talents, vision, and relentless dedication, shaping Franschhoek into the vibrant and enchanting destination it is today. Without further ado, we’d … Read more

Franschhoek Accommodation and Restaurant Winter Offers & Specials 2023

Winter in Franschhoek is just as glorious as any other season, and holds a very special magic! We’ve rounded up all the winter offerings from our restaurants and accommodation, leaving you with no excuses to not book that wintry day trip or getaway to Franschhoek! ACCOMMODATION Ludus Magnus 40% discount for Bastille weekend. Bookings to … Read more

Celebrating Moms in May

Make Mom feel extra special during the month of May by treating her to an unforgettable Franschhoek experience. Although Sunday, 9 May is officially Mother’s Day, Franschhoek is open to Moms throughout this celebratory month with an array of delightful treats. Make the most of Mom’s experience and tailor make the perfect itinerary to spoil … Read more

Fun and adventure in Franschhoek this April

With the school holidays scheduled for end April why not plan a bit of fun and adventure in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. The weather is perfect to embark on the wide range of outdoor offerings in between visiting the wine estates, and other unforgettable offering the Valley is known for – award-winning wines, world-class restaurants, … Read more

Celebrating International Cabernet Sauvignon Day

The cooler weather is the perfect reminder of what is to come – International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, which is celebrated today across the world. A day in which we pay tribute to this world-renowned red wine varietal, also commonly referred to as the ‘King of Red Grapes’. These grapes are known for producing wines with … Read more

There’s Always Sunshine After The Rain

Although there is still a chill in the air this past weekend we were spoilt with magnificent weather which looks set to last throughout this week. This spectacular Winter weather comes hot off the heels of two icy cold fronts we experienced, which saw our mountain ranges covered with snow. The snow-capped mountains were certainly … Read more

Franschhoek’s Virtual Bastille Festival A Resounding Success

Not even COVID-19 could keep one of South Africa’s longest running festivals from taking place this year. The Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which was launched in 1994, takes place annually over the same weekend of the French Bastille festivities, and sees thousands of festival goers fill the streets of Franschhoek to celebrate the valley’s French heritage. … Read more

Holden Manz Wine Estate Proprietors’ Red Blend 2015 Awarded Double Platinum / Top 100 National Wine Challenge

Holden Manz Wine Estate is delighted to announce that its Proprietors’ Red Blend 2015 has been awarded Top 100 and Double Platinum in the 2020 National Wine Challenge. “2015 was an exceptional vintage and this is an exceptional blend made from grapes grown on the estate in Franschhoek,” says Gerard Holden, Co-Owner of Holden Manz … Read more

Vive Le Franschhoek

Continuing to embrace our new normal has also included hosting our annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, but in an entirely different format. Instead of the traditional festival we started on 1 July by taking viewers on a virtual journey through the valley. Each day we revealed a new Franschhoek experienced linked with amazing deals from some … Read more

All Clouds Have Silver Linings

We, as well as many of our members in and around the valley, are thrilled by the recent announcement of the further relaxations to the Level 3 regulations. These amendments have allowed the beauty sector to resume work as well as sit-down restaurants and accommodation establishments, amongst others. While we await the details on the … Read more