Franschhoek Wine Valley

KOPANO – Guided Walk & Dining with Locals Experience

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS (11am to 14:00 pm)

Kopano – (which means “Gathering” in Sotho) is a fundraising initiative that the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy have developed to help raise funds to cover our operating costs (which are increasing by the day) as well as to provide a training platform for our Students to practice what they have been taught. Our Dining with Locals Experience will run on Mondays and Fridays, catering for up to 20 guests at a time. Tickets: R600 p/p

Here’s what your ticket will include and what you can expect on the day:

  • Shuttle collection at 11am sharp at the NG Church Parking lot
  • Township Tour with Athi – make sure you have your walking shoes on!
  • Local Story Telling, Singing & Music performed by the JMP Foundation at Bathos Place.
  • An Authentic South African Lunch served with Beer & Wine. (Includes: Chris Erasmus’ (Foliage) secret Chakalaka recipe!
  • Shuttle back to the NG Church at 14:00

We would like to encourage guests to take pictures during the day and feel free to tag us @FranschhoekHospitality @Kopano #Change4Twenty and feel free to bring along some extra Cash to Tip our Students & Tour Guide for all their efforts!

Ticket Booking Link:

DISCLAIMER, PLEASE NOTE: There are no other ways to book this experience other than through our DinePlan Link. Don’t get caught in any other booking scams. Our Guide is not a certified tour guide and does not have 1st aid qualifications. Our Students speak from their real-life experiences growing up in this community. Special dietary requirements are not catered for. We do not accept any responsibility for any injury loss or damage whatsoever when joining us on this fabulous local experience! By clicking the Book Now Link on our website, you are indicating your acceptance of the above Disclaimer. We look forward to seeing you soon for an eventful day, sharing in the lives of what our locals to Franschhoek experience!

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