Franschhoek Wine Valley

Aloes Workshop at Babylonstoren

Come spend the day with Ernst van Jaarsveld, succulent expert and author of Tree Aloes of Africa. These are true African icons, brightening up our winters with their flashy red candles. They range in size from grass aloes a few centimetres tall to the large tree aloe that can reach 20 m.

Walk with Ernst through the garden and view Babylonstoren’s aloe collection. Ernst shares his growing tips and will help you make the best pick for your garden. Pests and diseases will be reviewed, as well as propagation methods from seed and cuttings.

Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price. For hotel guests, the workshop is included in your stay.

Cost  :  R700 per person

Where: Please meet us at the Farm Shop.

Date   : 18 July 2018

Time  : 10:00 – 16:00

Presented by:  Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • 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

Our Accolades

  • 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

Tourism Levy

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.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861