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Getting there...

Don't drink and drive! Below is a list of Franschhoek transport providers that you can contact for rides to and from the Franschhoek Bastille Festival.


Davoe Tours - 078 708 9427

Green Valley Charter Services - 083 236 6144
La Rochelle Wine and Gourmet Tours - 083 301 6774

Robyn Kadis - 072 999 8581
Trevor J – Call A Cab – 082 256 6784

Tuk Tuk Franschhoek - 072 735 3035
Unwind Franschhoek- 083 751 4060
Valley Rouge - 021 876 2651
Winelands Experience - 021 876 4042


Please note that the Franschhoek Pass is still closed due to unforeseen rockfalls that was experienced recently. However, please note that Franschhoek is still accessible via the Helshoogte Pass from Stellenbosch, the R301 from Paarl and the R45 from Simondium as per normal. This route closure only affects visitors travelling from Hermanus or Elgin and Villiersdorp. We advise that visitors from these areas use the N1 via Paarl or the N2 via Somerset West to reach Franschhoek.


Thank you for your understanding in this regard.

The Bastillion's Way...

The Bastillion's Way

Bastillion (french): (N) - A fortress or fortified position


The 4 rules to being a true Bastillion. A true Bastillion always…
1.    Has a plan so that everyone can have an amazing time at Bastille! Are you the designated driver, pregnant or just not a wine lover? We still think you are awesome so head on over to the info stand in the marquee and grab some water, tea, coffee, a soft drink or a juice and join in the fun! You are welcome to use your R20 off voucher received at the entrance here.  
2.    Takes his or her time and chooses quality over quantity! Franschhoek’s wines are really superb and our winemakers take great pride in bringing you the best, so make sure you slow down to savour every sip!  
3.    Look out for each other! Make sure you keep your glass, cell phone and other belongings close, but keep your friends even closer. There is nothing better than being a cool buddy!
4.    Makes sure that everyone makes it home safely! Please don’t drink and drive - we have so many options out there, so be a true Bastillion and make sure you plan your way home in advance! Drinking and driving is NOT an option - not EVER! 


Bastille - Poster
Bastille - Poster


There will be safe and secure parking for festival-goers to the Food & Wine Marquee at the Franschhoek Huguenot Monument grounds. Please follow the signs.

For those wanting to park in town, there will be safe parking at the Congregational Church premises in Franschhoek (12 Akademie Stree) at R30 per car. The parking will be open from 9am to 6pm.

Please be so kind as to respect our locals living in Franschhoek by kindly refraining from parking in front of their houses or obstructing their entrance ways. Thank you!

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