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2023 Festival Information

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


Ticketing Information

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

website www.flf.co.za

Social media:

Twitter – @FranLitFest


Instagram – @franlitfest

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How to buy tickets

The full FLF 2024 programme with session blurbs are now available on Webtickets.

  1. Browse programme and identify your sessions.
  2. Simply click on the “Book Now” button to be directed to Webtickets.
  3. You can then add the amount of tickets you want for your preferred sessions and it will be added to your cart.
  4. When you’re ready, click “Proceed To Checkout” and complete your purchase.