Franschhoek Wine Valley

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  1. 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

  2. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse nr 3 in the world for service excellence

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    GelatenheidWe would like to congratulate Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse with another outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor!

    They have just been listed nr 3 in the list of top 25 hotels with exceptional service in the world as nominated by the consumer.

    They are the one of only two hotels in South Africa that was featured on this list, the other, a Cape Town property only coming in at nr 11. For the complete list of Top 25 hotels please visit:

    In addition to this recent award, they also received accolades as the top luxury hotel in the World as well as the top small hotel in the World in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.

    Franschhoek was also recently listed as one of the top three destinations in South Africa at the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations.

  3. Tripadvisor Lists Franschhoek As One Of The Top Three Destinations

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    TC_2014_downloadable_LL_TMFranschhoek has yet again been named South Africa’s favourite Winelands destination. This was recently announced at the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, where the valley was listed as one of the top three destinations in South Africa. Cape Town scooped first place, followed by Knysna.

    The sixth annual awards saw this year honor nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

    Travelers’ Choice Destinations honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

    This is not the first time Franschhoek has been listed as a destination favourite on TripAdvisor, securing a spot in 2012 and 2013 respectively, but moving up significantly in the listings for 2014, reaffirming that Franschhoek is a must see destination with world class establishments Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse was voted Top Luxury Hotel in the World, as well as Top Small Hotel in the World.

    TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, offering travellers the platform to plan and have the perfect trip.  TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 125 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.1 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. The sites operate in 34 countries worldwide and has recently also turned its focus to the local tourist market by launching a dedicated domain for South African users.

    In 2013 Franschhoek was voted the best wine route in The ‘Most Memorable Wine Route’ category for a second consecutive year, at the Klink Awards, whereby foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in South Africa’s first ever, consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards.