Our valley is home to a number of non-profit organizations (NPOs) and charities that play a critical role in our community. These NPOs and charities work tirelessly to uplift and support our community in a variety of ways. From providing access to healthcare and education, to feeding hungry tummies and helping those in need, these organizations make a positive difference in people’s lives on a daily basis.
We’re incredibly proud of the work these organizations do, and we’re committed to supporting them in any way we can. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the Franschhoek Wine Valley, we invite you to learn more about these NPOs and charities and consider supporting them. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those in our community.


With more than 111 years’ knowledge and experience the ACVV remains committed to protect and nurture children, their families and older persons.

The ACVV was established on 1 September 1904 in Cape Town by a group of women who wished to offer practical assistance to those affected by the Anglo Boer War.  From these humble beginnings the ACVV’s services have grown and transformed from emergency relief, primary health care and educational services to comprehensive social work and child protection services for children and older persons.  Over decades we have expanded our footprint from a few women to one of the largest welfare organisations in South Africa.

021 4610074 


FRANCO is a registered Non-Profit Organization and Public Benefit Organization, whose aim has always been to join efforts with local associations in order to provide the most efficient and targeted aid to the specific adverse circumstances affecting residents in our community. We help to coordinate the efforts of any person, group, company, charity, or welfare organization engaged in improving the lives of not only the historically disadvantaged people, but any person, of any colour, religion, race, or language who has fallen upon hard times”

+27 60 374 0353 


Franschhoek, known as the Wine and Food Capital of the Western Cape, boasts a quaint village where a host of award winning restaurants, hotels, guesthouses, local shops, the Franschhoek monument and museum, wineries and arts and crafts are situated.

However, among all this beauty is a dire need for trained and skilled professionals within the hospitality industry. There isn’t an affordable institution within this area to provide disadvantaged students/staff the right to a well-recognized education and basic training and this is where the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre comes in.


Franschhoek Hospice provides holistic, compassionate, palliative home based care to patients and families in the Franschhoek Valley who experience a life threatening illness and chronic or acute conditions.

021 876 3085



The Kusasa Project, established in 2006, is a beacon of hope for at-risk children. Our mission is to provide a top-tier ‘Whole Child Education’ through our accredited independent primary school, the Kusasa Academy, located in the heart of Franschhoek. Our goal is to inspire children to reach for a future beyond the poverty that surrounds them.

Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, friends, and supporters, we are able to offer world-class education to 148 children, along with routine health checks, two nutritious meals a day, occupational therapy and social intervention where needed. We also understand that family plays a vital role in shaping a child’s future. To help these children flourish and thrive, we work hand-in-hand with each family, providing essential support where needed.

Join us in our quest to empower the next generation of leaders and make a real difference in the lives of at-risk children. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

+27 21 876 2536 / +27 21 876 3735


Isabelo was born in 2009, because no child can learn on an empty stomach.

“Every morning I would drive to my restaurant The Tasting Room (Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek, South-Africa) and turn left at the bottom of the road. Within a kilometer I would be in my beautiful kitchen, working with the best produce. If I turned right at the bottom of my road and travel 1 kilometer I would get to the middle of the township, surrounded by poverty and hunger with children who go to school on empty stomachs. The difference is too vast; I had to do something to start making a difference. The Isabelo project has proven to be awe-inspiring and has surpassed my expectations. I strive to continue and grow this initiative and, with continued support, have no doubt that it will change the lives of more children than we ever imagined possible.” Margot Janse (Isabelo Founder)

+27 8287 19635


The Langrug Soup Kitchen is a community based scheme that has been feeding the local children, elderly and vulnerable since 2011.  Today we feed over 400+ children and elderly every Saturday providing them with a hot, nutritious meal.   It currently costs us R750 to feed a child every Saturday for a year and we rely on donations from individuals and businesses.

Donate to:-

Standard Bank

Account Number: 10188989178

Branch Code: 05001


Reference: Your Name

Telephone:- +27 063 936 54 (Phone or WhatsApp)


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Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley

Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley

Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality

Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers

Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses


TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards
2020 – Top 25 Emerging Worldwide
Destinations (15th position).

Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Destination
Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013
& 2012

Service Excellence Award – 2015

Best Tourism Event 2015 – Franschhoek
Bastille Festival

Best Local Tourism Authority Information
service 2013 & 2012


Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation


Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360