Franschhoek Wine Valley

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  1. Helping Hand in An Hour of Need – Together Franschhoek

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    In this ever-changing environment, Together Franschhoek, symbolises the  strength in community collaboration that the Franschhoek Valley is known for!

    Assisting the community in establishing food distribution points throughout the valley, through the supply of fresh produce and ingredients, the installation of handwashing stations, and ensuring that social distancing measures and guidelines are in place, the Together Franschhoek team led by Ashley Bauer, with the help and guidance of community leaders, NGO’s and other key stakeholders, continuously assesses and re-assesses the needs of our community with food relief remaining a primary focus.

    This mammoth operation is made possible through the team of volunteers from local businesses and residents, the wonderful NPO’s and the generosity and support of people like you!

    Under the guidance of Foliage Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Chris Erasmus, and Isabelo’s Margot Janse,  a group of Franschhoek chefs, are ensuring that no hungry mouth goes unfed in the Franschhoek Valley.

    Although there have been some very generous contributions since the unit was launched, they do rely on continued support. Just R250 will go a long way in sustaining this operation.

    Franco headed by Rian Coetzee, the Isabelo Feeding Scheme, headed by Margot Janse and the Lions Ladies Club Franschhoek, headed by Lodine Maske, have offered their fundraising facilities to assist in this regard.

    To follow their efforts follow them on Facebook.

    FRANCO
    Nedbank (Franschhoek)  Branch #167005
    Account : 1670006654
    Swift Code NEDSZAJJ
    Reference No: FDM Fund

    Isabelo
    First National Bank- Franschhoek
    Branch #250655
    Account : 62802899221
    Swift Code FIRNAJJXXX
    Reference No: FDM Fund

    Franschhoek Lions Ladies
    Nedbank- Franschhoek
    Acc: 2008 176 894
    Code: 147 005
    Ref: Lock Down

     

    Franschhoek chefs helping everyone eat out.Pictured here are Amy Phillips, Nicolene Barrow and Gordon Logan, who under the direction of master chef Chris Erasmus of Foilage, are hard at work prepping meals.

  2. Franschhoek Wine Valley COVID-19 Statement: Taking Proactive Measures

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    Franschhoek Wine Valley has created a special page on their website with the latest news on COVID-19, which is in accordance to the president’s statement issued recently. The information, which is of relevance to members, residents and travellers to Franschhoek, includes updates on travel bans, festivals, and tips on what we can do to curb the spread of the virus.

    To view this information visit https://franschhoek.org.za/coronavirus/. 

    In addition, some of the valley’s hospitality establishments have temporarily closed their doors to the public in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. Visitors to Franschhoek are urged to make contact with relevant establishments ahead of time to find out if they are open during this time. Franschhoek businesses that are in operation have implemented additional precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of their customers and staff.

    ‘During this time of uncertainty we want to remind people to remain calm. Instead of cancelling your planned trip to Franschhoek we ask that you postpone your visit. We can assure you that your visit will be worth the wait,’ says Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Reinher Behrens. 

    The Franschhoek Wine Valley tourism office remains open to tourists seven days a week, and visitors are also more than welcome to engage with the team via the alternate communication channels, which are as follows:

    Phone : 021 876 2861

    Email : infodesk@franschhoek.org.za

    WhatsApp: 066 224 6360

    Hand sanitizers or wet wipes at the tourism office entrance will be provided to disinfect hands when entering facilities. 

    For official COVID-19 advice, updates and queries, please make use of one of the following numbers:

    • National Hotline – 0800 029 999

    • WhatsApp – 0600 123 456

    • Provincial Hotline – 021 9284102

    For any queries contact the tourism office via email on infodesk@franschhoek.org.za.