Franschhoek Literary Festival

19 - 21 May, 2017

This celebrated event runs from Friday through to Sunday during the third weekend in May, preceded by the Book Week for Young Readers. These events take place in village venues within a few minutes walk of each other, which creates a vibrant ambience in streets buzzing with book-lovers.

The emphasis is on informal discussions and spirited debates between several writers with a chairperson, or one-on-one conversations, and occasional talks. Starting at 10am and ending at 5pm, up to nine, one-hour events, run concurrently with half an hour between each (except where otherwise stated).

Fringe events include literary and publishers’ dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, and classical music concerts. The FLF is honoured to host the shortlist announcements of the annual Sunday Times Literary Awards – the nonfiction Alan Paton Award and the newly named Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

Tickets are available online through

The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards both offer a perfect base for you and your family and friends during the festival. This gorgeous boutique accommodation is available as a great value Heartland Offer until the end of September 2017.

Contact us by telephone 021 876 8600 or by email to find out more about these special rates.