Franschhoek Wine Valley

Chickens at home Workshop at Babylonstoren

R700 p.p.

26 June 2019,

10:00 – 15:00

Presented by Christo Botha

Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Book here

Interested in keeping a few free-range chickens but not sure about the pecking order? Experienced poultry farmer Christo Botha will share the practicalities of keeping chickens at home, be it for fresh eggs, chicken manure to boost your compost, snail control or as entertaining family pets.

We will spend time in and around the historic fowl house and chicken pen in the garden to discover what chickens need if they are to remain happy and healthy. Can’t tell the difference between African Boschvelders, Potch Koekoek, Leghorns and Black Australorps? Christo will help you select the best breed from what is locally available.
Lunch will be served in the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.

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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’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

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.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861