Franschhoek Wine Valley

Learn the art of bonsai Workshop at Babylonstoren

Presented by Willem Pretorius & Ernst van Jaarsveld

When  : 29 January 2020

Time   : 10:00 – 15:00

Both meditative and creative, bonsai is the age-old art of representing a mature tree to suggest a scene in nature. Join Willem Pretorius, former president of the South African Bonsai Association, and Ernst van Jaarsveld, our resident botanist and tree enthusiast, to learn how to create your very own piece of arbour art. The pair will guide you through the various styles of bonsai, teaching you how to prune, care for and maintain your own.
Did you know? South Africa has a rich bonsai tradition – we were one of the first countries outside the East to start growing bonsai with local species. South African bonsai experts have even developed their own style that is recognised abroad.

Lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.

Cost   : R700 p.p

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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