Franschhoek Festivities – Four reasons to visit the valley this May

You may have noticed a slight nip in the air, but don’t be fooled – things are heating up in the Franschhoek valley this autumn. Over and above the usual plethora of eateries, wine farms and art galleries available all year round, May brings with it a series of sought-after events guaranteed to delight lovers of food, literature and music.  

So if you’re planning a trip to the Cape winelands, make sure you’ve penciled in these dates. Here’s what’s on the menu this month:

La Petite Ferme Wine & Food Experiences 
4th May 2017

Delight your inner foodie and secure your table at this exclusive Wine & Food Experience. Presented by La Petite Ferme, this celebration of fine food and wine promises both immaculate views and gorgeous tastes, with May’s event centred around Viognier. Don’t miss out on this incredible gastronomic experience – book your table today.

Contact: +27 (0)21 876 3016

Tracey’s Hoedown 
13th May 2017

If you’re keen on letting loose, put on your dancing shoes and head to the Burgundy Bourgogne Farm for a great barn dancing experience. The event will raise funds for the restoration of Franschhoek High School’s Centenary Library, which is set to be repurposed as the town’s theatre. So let your hair down and support a great cause in the process.

Contact: +27 (0)21 876 4623

Franschhoek Literary Festival 
19th-21st May 2017

South Africa’s premier literary event draws authors and bibliophiles from across the globe, who gather for a series of seminars, dinners and readings in the cosy confines of the Franschhoek valley. A celebration of all things literary, this highly sought-after event is a highlight on the Franschhoek calendar, and is a definite bucket list item for any book lover.  


ACVV Franschhoek Presents Korreltjie Kantel 
26th May 2017

A culmination of music, poetry and art, the Korreltjie Kantel offers a unique take on tradition. Pull up a chair and listen in as three music groups come together and compose music to the dramatic poems of Ingrid Jonker.

Contact: +27 (0)21 876 2670