Franschhoek Wine Valley

Cape Brandy Tart by Goederust Restaurant


250g pitted dates, chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g butter, room temperature
1 extra large egg
1 ¼ cup flour
Pinch of salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup pecan nuts

Preheat oven to 180”C
Sprinkle dates with bicarbonate of soda and pour over the boiling water. Cool down.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg bit by bit.
Sift dry ingredients twice.
Fold the dry ingredients alternatively with the dates into the creamed egg mixture.
Pour into a greased oven dish and bake for 45 minutes

¾ cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup brandy

Bring sugar, water and butter to the boil.
Remove from the heat and add vanilla essence and brandy.
Pour over tart

Enjoy with whipped cream.

Download the Cape Brandy Tart Recipe by Goederust (PDF)

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.


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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