Franschhoek Wine Valley

Foliage contributes to a brighter future for those in need

By means of ongoing and generous donations made by patrons, Foliage Restaurant has raised an impressive R59 700 in 2017 by means of their collaboration with StreetSmart. Foliage managed to secure the third position on the list of Top 10 restaurants to raise the most money. The 94 participating restaurants managed to raise just over R1,1 million in total during the course of last year.

The funds are generated by adding R5 to patron’s bill at the participating restaurant, and then this is collectively handed over to StreetSmart. Once a year the organisation hands over the funds to institutions which care for vulnerable children who work towards keeping them off the streets.

Although StreetSmart initially started off working with restaurants, in the past year they have managed to expand their contribution base to accommodation and wine tasting establishments.

StreetSmart SA was launched in 2005 by a group of concerned Capetonians under the patronage of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and comprises board members representing business and the hospitality and tourism industries. Similar StreetSmart organisations also run independently in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and The Netherlands. For more information visit

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