Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek: A Valley Of Generosity

It was an Easter weekend with a difference. Traditionally many South Africans take advantage of this (really) long weekend to travel to nearby destinations to escape and unwind from the hustle and bustle. However, the new norm is to stay indoors and stay safe and resulted in Franschhoek locals remaining safely in the confines of our beautiful village. 

This did not stop the Good Samaritans from still lending a helping hand to those less fortunate. 

Florence (above) used her time this past weekend to bake for those in need. Chocolate brownies for the boys and delicious cupcakes for the girls.

Franschhoek is a village brimming with amazing talent, and this includes Stephanie Rutherford who utilized her gift as a soap maker to donate beautifully handmade soap bars (above) to those who desperately need it.

The super talented Patel family – Kiara, Jasmine and Amber – brightened many people’s day with their selection of delicious iced Easter inspired biscuits (below). 

In addition to offering support for the Franschhoek Food Unit, Boschendal has also been working with Old Bethlehem, churches, schools as well as community leaders in the Dwars River Valley to help those less fortunate facing hardship during these times. This has included distributing food to those most vulnerable during lockdown. An abundance of produce has allowed Boschendal to make a real difference in our community. 

Saturday was without a doubt a ‘sweet day’ with a large donation of Easter eggs (below) from a very generous donor. These certainly brightened up the day for many people in the area.

In collaboration with the Franschhoek Disaster Management team Safe Hands Animal Rescue (SHARF – below) has started a feeding program for the animals in need in the different communities and farms in the valley.

Franschhoek’s chefs have rolled up their sleeves and are now providing food aid to the local community battered by the economic fallout of the Coronavirus. Many chefs from a wide variety of local restaurants are volunteering long hours and applying their expertise to make thousands of nutritious (and tasty) meals for households in the area. We are so proud of what they have achieved so far. Please assist them with donations of any kind.

The nutritious food parcel, which costs R250 is enough to feed one household for two weeks. You can make a donation here.

To learn more about this amazing Franschhoek feeding scheme follow Disaster Management Franschhoek on Facebook or visit our website for all of the details and how you can get involved.

For more information on how you can assist our various charities, please visit our website here.

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