The Franschhoek Wine Valley launches new wine route

Following the success of its Food & Wine Route, the Franschhoek Wine Valley has launched Franschhoek Rond en Bont. The new route will aim to encourage visitors to the area to experience its diversity within its various communities.

The route will cover Dwarsrivier, a neighboring region of Franschhoek, communities in Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater, and Tyotyombeni, neighboring farms, and the town of Franschhoek.

The route will be available throughout the year, offering visitors a range of cultural and modern experiences, including wine tastings in a shebeen, arts and crafts, traditional cuisine, and a visit to a social history museum. A pamphlet will be made available highlighting the various activities and tour packages. According to the Franschhoek Wine Valley and Tourism Association, the route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley.

Highlights on the route

Include a visit to low-risk security prison Drakenstein Correctional Services where Nelson Mandela spent his last day in prison, a local shebeen, and a Liwalethu Crèche where children will entertain visitors with song and dance. Mary’s Kitchen will be serving traditional local cuisine.

Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) CEO, Calvyn Gilfellan, has called on other Western Cape regions and towns to follow the Franschhoek Wine Valley’s approach to attract more visitors.

If you plan on going on an adventure to this majestic location from another part of the country, you might want to use a vehicle to get there. Car rental South Africa would be a great place to start looking for the best wheels to get you there.
If you are already in the area and you would like to have the freedom to explore the area you are visiting independently, you might want to look into car hire Cape Town for the perfect set of wheels.