About The Franschhoek Literary Festival
The Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) was established in 2007 by a group of literary enthusiasts and volunteers as a non-profit organisation. The three-day festival provides a space for a cross-section of South African and international authors to gather to inspire, delight, inform and challenge audiences. The festival programme is curated for all South Africans and visitors who love to read books. It is attended by a cross section of book lovers, as well as writers, authors, publishers and booksellers. The annual Festival runs for a weekend in May in a variety of village venues, and is preceded by FLF’s Book Reading Festival for Young Readers. With funds raised from sponsors, two membership programmes and festival participants more broadly, FLF’s CSI initiative, Franschhoek Reading, helps fund and maintain the FLF school libraries at primary schools in the Franschhoek Valley.
The 2023 Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place from 19-21 May.
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May 2023
For more information about the programme sessions and events as well as the 2023 list of authors and facilitators visit www.flf.co.za
Bookings via Webtickets
Ticket price: R100-00
Student tickets: R50-00
Evening events: R150-00 to R300-00
News24 Breakfast: R450-00
All entrances to our venues are wheelchair accessible.
Health & Safety
The safety of our visitors, staff and participating authors and guests are, as always, our top priority. We are following strict preventive measures to ensure the Franschhoek Literary Festival is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
On street parking within Franschhoek will be available.
Food and Drink
Franschhoek is filled with a variety of wonderful restaurants and cafes and we recommend booking your tables in advance to avoid disappointment. For a list of restaurants visit Franschhoek Wine Valley website or click here. In addition, quick bites and coffee will be available for purchase at the Franschhoek Literary Festival hub.
Where to Stay
From boutique hotels to self-catering cottages and Provençal-style villas, there’s lots of great accommodation to choose from for the festival weekend. We recommend you book as soon as possible. You can find a list via the Franschhoek Wine Valley website
Stay in Touch with the FLF
Twitter – @FranLitFest
Instagram – @franlitfest