Franschhoek Wine Valley

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  1. Franschhoek Wine Valley COVID-19 Statement: Taking Proactive Measures

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    Franschhoek Wine Valley has created a special page on their website with the latest news on COVID-19, which is in accordance to the president’s statement issued recently. The information, which is of relevance to members, residents and travellers to Franschhoek, includes updates on travel bans, festivals, and tips on what we can do to curb the spread of the virus.

    To view this information visit 

    In addition, some of the valley’s hospitality establishments have temporarily closed their doors to the public in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. Visitors to Franschhoek are urged to make contact with relevant establishments ahead of time to find out if they are open during this time. Franschhoek businesses that are in operation have implemented additional precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of their customers and staff.

    ‘During this time of uncertainty we want to remind people to remain calm. Instead of cancelling your planned trip to Franschhoek we ask that you postpone your visit. We can assure you that your visit will be worth the wait,’ says Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Reinher Behrens. 

    The Franschhoek Wine Valley tourism office remains open to tourists seven days a week, and visitors are also more than welcome to engage with the team via the alternate communication channels, which are as follows:

    Phone : 021 876 2861

    Email :

    WhatsApp: 066 224 6360

    Hand sanitizers or wet wipes at the tourism office entrance will be provided to disinfect hands when entering facilities. 

    For official COVID-19 advice, updates and queries, please make use of one of the following numbers:

    • National Hotline – 0800 029 999

    • WhatsApp – 0600 123 456

    • Provincial Hotline – 021 9284102

    For any queries contact the tourism office via email on  

  2. Franschhoek Rated As One Of The Top Emerging Destinations In The World

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    TripAdvisor, regarded as the world’s largest travel site, has just released their list of the Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations, with Franschhoek securing 15th position. This list forms part of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2020. Internationally renowned as a leading wine and culinary region, the Franschhoek Wine Valley is the only South African destination mentioned. 

    Franschhoek Wine Valley – image by Alfred Thorpe

    According to TripAdvisor the list is all about what’s next for smart travellers who are seeking off-the-radar destinations and still have people talking about for the foreseeable future. Joining Franschhoek on this prestigious list are the likes of Kaliningrad (Russia), Naoussa (Greece), Monopoli (Italy) and Antwerp (Belgium), amongst others.

    This latest accolade reaffirms Franschhoek’s position as a preferred destination amongst both local and international travellers. In 2019 Franschhoek was also listed as one of the Top 30 Millennial Travel Destinations by travel-planning site müvTravel’s followers. A short drive from Cape Town, a visit to Franschhoek makes for the ultimate winelands escape whilst exploring the Western Cape.

    Franschhoek Huguenot Monument, photo by Chris Taylor

    TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, with 859 million reviews and opinions covering 8.6 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 463 million average monthly unique visitors in 49 markets worldwide and 28 languages.

    To view the full list of Emerging Destinations visit