Bastille Day Amazing Race 2018

The Bastille Day Amazing Race 2018

On the 14th of July 2018, the Franschhoek Wine Valley celebrated the 25th Bastille Festival in the town. As we are always on the look out for things to do in Franschhoek for our visitors, it was also the day we hosted our very first Amazing Race. It was a great success. Team of 4 registered for either the Tuk Tuk or Foot race and we had quite a few teams rushing around town all day.


Three teams of 4 took part in the foot race and had a fabulous time running around the village looking for answers and finding objects they had to bring back to the finish line within 2 hours.  Some of the tasks included the teams taking group photos with various landmarks which meant they went home with some fabulous memories on their phones.

The winning team was TEAM BURGUNDY BOURGOGNE.  The team has won a photo shoot with local professional photographer Charles Lugagne to the value of R10 000.00!

winning team

The team coming in in second place was TEAM STRING OF ONIONS.  The team won a night at The Corner House in Franschhoek with scrumptious breakfast and a gift voucher from the Station Pub and Grill.

team with elephant

Our third place team was TEAM LOOP, VAL EN KRUIP.  The team won a choice of either a Majestic Mountain Hike or a Moutain Bike Wine Tour with Franschhoek Adventures... looking forward to hosting them!

3rd place team

We'd like to thank all our contestants as well as our sponsors for their support.   The day went off very well and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  We look forward to another bigger and even better race next Bastille Day.

And if you are looking for something fun and exciting to do in Franschhoek with a group of people, we arrange Amazing Races for corporates, wedding parties, Bachelor and Hen Parties, Birthdays or indeed any occasion where a group of people come together.  It makes a great ice breaker and is an excellent way to see the town from all sides.  Give us a call to find out more.