Franschhoek Wine Valley

Fundraising initiatives in Franschhoek that you can support

To assist vulnerable communities with relief funding needed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the following amazing fundraising opportunities are currently available and have been set up in Franschhoek.


The Franschhoek Food Unit – Together Franschhoek



In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and help those in need, the Together Franschhoek team led by Ashley Bauer, the Franschhoek Chefs and with the support of local residents, community leaders and volunteers from the village and within the informal settlements, has partnered with local NPO’s to establish a food unit. The unit has been initiated under the auspices of Stellenbosch Municipality Community Development.

Donations can be made via the Isabelo, Feeding hungry minds charity, Franco or the Franschhoek Lions Ladies.

Read more about Together Franschhoek here.


The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy

The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy provides hospitality training and skills development to the disadvantaged youth in Franschhoek in order to create more opportunities for employment and a bright future.


Our work in training 25 local youth in the field of hospitality is challenging! Since Covid 19 and the worldwide pandemic hit South Africa, we have been in lockdown for 50 days. Our brand new classroom is READY, our training kitchen has been installed, but our doors remain CLOSED!

We have access to Lobsterink, a world class Hospitality training platform, yet most of our students cannot study online at home. They have no access to WiFi and can not afford data to study online.

Your donation will go towards a future in a time when we all need some hope!

For more information and to donate, please visit:


Support Langrug Soup Kitchen

The Langrug Soup Kitchen is a community scheme that has been operational for almost 10 years.  They are based at Batho’s Place in Langrug in Franschhoek. Every Saturday the Soup Kitchen prepares a meal of chicken, rice and vegetable soup for 300 Children in the informal settlement of Langrug. Funds will be used to purchase food, gas for cooking and cleaning supplies to ensure that the children receive a hot, nutritious meal every Saturday.

Kindly support them with donations here. 


The Val de Vie Foundation

The Val de Vie Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports people in under resourced communities in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, is collaborating with multiple stakeholders in a response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thousands of people in the Valley are unable to work, have lost their jobs or can’t get to feeding schemes during the lockdown, with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) reporting that the need for relief has tripled during this time. In a response to the Foundation requesting support from Val de Vie Estate residents, generous donations were given to the fund both in monetary value and as volunteers, enabling the distribution of household food parcels to the most desperate people.  The Foundation is partnering with our Social Investment Managers, Valcare, and a host of credible organisations, to help provide and pack thousands of vetted food parcels to the most vulnerable communities within the region.

The goal is to raise R4 375 000 million to enable the distribution of 2500 household food parcels per month, for five months up until August 2020.

For more information on ways to donate, please go to



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