Franschhoek Wine Valley

Adventure, Tours & Activities

Franschhoek may be South Africa’s Culinary Capital, but you are bound to want to explore further than our award-winning restaurants and wineries. If the options are simply too many for you to decide, contact one of our local tour operators who have distilled what’s available into itineraries for all tastes.

For a wine tasting with a difference take a ride on the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at a selection of Franschhoek wine estates. For the more energetic there are numerous walking trails in the surrounding mountains – particularly in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. You can also hire a bicycle and explore on your own, or go wine tasting on horseback.  Venture out to Val de Vie for some polo or opt for an exciting game of golf at the breathtaking and award-winning Pearl Valley golf course.

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A Cape Winelands Riding Experience

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, you’ll find a riding experience unlike any other. Wind through vineyards, orchards and forests on horseback with dramatic mountain ranges as your backdrop in every direction. First time riders and lifetime equestrians alike will find a ride and experience that ticks the…

Type: Adventure, Activities, Tours

Babylonstoren Garden Tour

The Babylonstoren garden is at the heart of the Babylonstoren farm. The design was inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, which for centuries supplied ships sailing between Europe and Asia with vegetables and fruit. It also makes a playful nod to the mythological Hanging Gardens of Babylon.…

Type: Activities, Tours

Davoe Tours

Excellence in service to our customers Experts in Winelands knowledge Experience the Township Tours as never before.

Type: Tours, Transport

Franschhoek Adventures

Franschhoek Adventures, your local knowledge guides, are here to ensure you have the best experience Franschhoek has to offer during your visit to our gorgeous village. To start your visit with the Franschhoek Adventure Bus, the only sight-seeing and orientation tour in the valley, is a MUST. You will travel…

Type: Adventure, Activities, Tours

Franschhoek Health Club

When you sign up for a new membership package, you’ll be given so much more than grand facilities and a great workout. Our staff of fitness professionals will present you with a tailor made comprehensive wellness plan to help you achieve your goals. Your membership at Franschhoek Health Club will…


Franschhoek Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Visitors by appointment only Anthonij Rupert facility map and information    

Type: Activities, Tours

Franschhoek Valley Walk

The Franschhoek Valley Walk offers an opportunity to experience the splendour of distinctive and spectacular countryside in Franschhoek first-hand, and in depth – covering a distance of some 30 km over 3 days. Your walking trip will be on a self-guided basis. You are guided by Route notes and maps…

Type: Adventure

Franschhoek Vineyard Hopper

We are proud to re-launch the fun Franschhoek Vineyard Hopper to all guests staying within the Franschhoek region. Guests can choose between a 4 hour and 7 hour Hopper Service. Within this time guests are free to visit as many wine estates, restaurants or places of interest (from the list…

Type: Activities, Tours

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as you journey through rolling vineyards in a double-decker tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. This combination of tram and bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing…

Type: Activities, Tours

Garden & Art Tours at Leeu Estate

Garden & Art Tours at Leeu Estate Take a guided tour of the gardens interspersed with strategically placed artworks at Leeu Estates, a five-star getaway ensconced in landscaped gardens, manicured vineyards and indigenous fynbos in the Franschhoek valley. ART MEETS NATURE The informative tours provide an opportunity to connect with…

Type: Activities, Tours

Groot Drakenstein Games Club

Groot Drakenstein Games Club is a social club who’s primary focus is on cricket. The club provides family recreational and sporting facilities for sports-lovers from far and wide, as well as weekly friendly cricket fixtures during the season. The club boasts the country’s oldest turf wicket, a historic clubhouse and…

Type: Activities

Huguenot Memorial Museum

Reflects the persecution of the French Huguenots, their flight, settlement at the Cape and contribution to South Africa. Entrance fee will give excess to the Huguenot Museum, First South African Perfume Museum, Huguenot Monument & Nature Garden.    

Type: Activities, Tours

J & R Transfers and Tours

At J & R Transfers and Tours we strive to go the extra mile for our Clients/Guests to give them a professional and memorable experience……. We cater not only for Tourist but also for our local Clients . We do Guided wine tours , chauffeur drives (Driver + Car) ,…

Type: Tours, Transport

La Rochelle Wine and Gourmet Tours

La Rochelle Tours offers specialised Wine and Gourmet Tours within the Cape Winelands of South Africa. The La Rochelle Tours team are based in the Cape Winelands with qualified tour guides within the Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch areas. We will also gladly collect guests in the Cape Town area for…


Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

The reserve is situated in part of the UNESCO declared Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve. Situated in the Franschhoek Mountains, the reserve boasts spectacular views of the Franschhoek Valley (on a clear day one can see as far as Table Mountain), diverse plant life and well-maintained hiking and walking trails. Spectacular…

Type: Adventure

Mountain Biking on Boschendal

Boschendal proudly hosted the Cape Epic 2016 for 2 days and we have recently opened the new Boschendal MTB Trails to the riding public. With single track by Bennett Nel and Pieter van Wyk expect some sweet riding. The world class black route is proving to be a hit with…

Type: Adventure

Paradise Stables

Horse Riding Tours Closed on Sundays Wine tasting on horseback (± 4 hours) Take a scenic ride through vineyards, forests and over mountains, stopping at the Rickety Bridge Winery and Mont Rochelle before returning to the stables. The total riding time is around 2 hours and 30 minutes, with 30-45…

Type: Adventure, Activities

Pearl Valley Golf Course

Situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 minutes from Cape Town and the Cape Town International Airport, Pearl Valley’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course forms part of the greater Val de Vie Estate, recognised as one of the top residential estates in Africa. The majestic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains provide…

Type: Activities

Scootours Franschhoek

Scootours Franschhoek offer an adventurous way to explore the magnificent mountains surrounding the Franschhoek Valley in an exciting and family-friendly way. During the tour you will free-wheel along sections of the historic 1825 Holloway Pass and 1890 Cats Path ox wagon trail that ends at Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant. Participants enjoy…

Type: Adventure

The La Motte Sustainable Hike

The Sustainable Hike is a further expression of La Motte’s commitment to the highest conservation and biodiversity standards and the protection of precious indigenous flora and fauna in the mountain area surrounding the estate and the adjoining Wemmershoek mountain range. It offers the ideal opportunity to explore some of La…

Type: Adventure

The Village Walking Tour

The Village Walking Tour takes you on a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Franschhoek Village. Experience some of the oldest architecture and cultural sites the village has to offer. Sites to see while enjoying the tour with us includes: The Huguenot Memorial Monument Franschhoek Town Hall The Dutch Reformed Church…

Type: Activities, Tours

Trevor J – Call A Cab

I do charter services and I operate a public transport service during the weekdays to serve the local community in their day to day transport needs. For all or any kind of transport needs, don’t hesitate to contact me. I am based in Groendal 2 Blossom Street.

Type: Adventure

TUK TUK Franschhoek

TUK TUK Franschhoek offer a range of excursions through the Franschhoek Village. Select a HALF and or FULL day Wine Tour from R240/person. These tours offer you the experience of 3 – 5 estates visits depending on your package selected. This is a “hop on hop off” service whereby our…

Type: Activities, Tours, Transport

Valley Rouge

Your door to the Very Best in Wine and Culinary Explorations – packed with memories for a lifetime. Tour the Best Wine Estates in South Africa; deepen your knowledge of Wine while having lots of fun. Valley Rouge would love to take you on a Wine Tour of the stunning…

Type: Tours

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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

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