Franschhoek Wine Valley

Tripadvisor Lists Franschhoek As One Of The Top Three Destinations

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.


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 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.

Disclaimer

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
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za