Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre Bingo & River Café Take-Over

Bingo Evening!
The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy students are taking over the River Café on Nelson Mandela Day – 18th July 2019 and are inviting you, our friends in Franschhoek to join in all the fun that they have planned for the evening.

“Three of our students, Aya, Ashwill and Siphokazi, have all been given the opportunity of a lifetime. A two-year bursary to continue their studies at the International College of Tourism & Management in Austria, but they need to cover their costs to get there (visas, insurances & flights). Aya, is currently employed by the River Café as a waitress and this is how this event was born. Thank you to the River Café Team for supporting Aya and her fellow Students” stated Co-Founder, Tarryn Corlett.

The Academy would like to encourage you to support these students in quest to raise R20 000 each so that they can fulfill their dreams of studying abroad and bring back to South Africa, the knowledge and skills to help our industry thrive. The rest of the Class of 2019 are in full support of their classmates and will be taking over the kitchen, bar and coffee station to practice what they have learnt this year as well as to ensure that this is a successful and fun-filled event for all.

What’s more? We will be adding “a little spot of BINGO” into the mix! If you are feeling lucky, competitive or if you enjoy winning great prizes and feeling enthusiastic about having an impact on your community, then please contact to book your tickets. There are only 45 tickets available @R300 p/p.

What does this include? An arrival drink, a delicious Gourmet Burger, a glass of wine, dessert boards, a gift from the Academy, 1 Bingo playing card and plenty of amazing prizes. More cards can be purchased on the night, so please bring your generous wallets.

All funds raised will go towards supporting our Austria Students as well as the Academy. A cash bar will be available. This is one event not to be missed as everyone will leave, a winner!

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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.


Contact Us

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