Franschhoek Wine Valley

The Bridge House Mile Open Water Event – 28 February 2015 at the Berg River Dam in the Franschhoek

Join us at the Bridge House Mile Open Water Event this weekend on the 28th February at the Berg River Dam (boasting one of the world’s cleanest water systems) in our beautiful Valley. This open water swim event is presented by Sanlam Glacier and Skybound Capital and supported by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and WWF in association with Speedo.

Come and meet the event's ambassadors Terence Parkin, Amy Kleinhans and Ryk Neethling on the day.

The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, presented by MasterCard

The day starts at 08h00 and will offer swimming events for all abilities, from development swimmers (part of the Princess Charlene Development Program), junior and beginner events, to the main Mile swim. Swimmers can choose to Swim for Nature (in support of WWF) or in any one of the event categories.

200m Fun Swim & Beginners | R50
200 m Juniors (U10 to U12) | R50
400 m Schools Solo Swim (U13 to U18) | R75
400 m Schools Team Swim (U13 to U18) | R75
400 m Beginners Swim (all ages) | R75
Mile Swim (all ages) | R200
WWF Swim for Nature (any distance) | R500
WWF Swim for Nature (any distance + t-shirt) | R700

Entrants in the Mile event will receive a SPEEDO swimming cap, coffee and a boerewors roll at the finish line. Enter online at or call 021 424 4579. 

Pre-Registration for the event will be held at the SPEEDO shop in Canal Walk on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th of February from 11am to 7pm. You will receive a 10% discount on all purchases on the day of registration for anyone registering in store.

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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

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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.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

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62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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