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The Giving Room – Giving back to the Community One Room Night at a Time

The Devon Valley Hotel together with Preferred Hotels & Resorts invites you to make a difference in our community by choosing to stay in “The Giving Room”.

The Giving Room is an initiative of Preferred Hotel Group’s GIFTTS (Great Initiatives for Today’s [Tomorrow’s] Society) programme. For every night occupied in the designated Giving Room, Room 53, 10% of the room’s revenue will be donated to two charities – Graceland Pre-Primary School and the Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch. This initiative is a great way to make your stay not only memorable but also beneficial to the immediate community.

Thembalitsha Foundation, in consultation with the local community, has established a pre-school and crèche in Devon Valley called Graceland. Its aim is to enable children to reach their full potential. The Devon Valley Hotel together with neighbouring vintners support this initiative and are honoured to be involved with such a committed team of care-givers. At the moment four teachers and helpers from the community take care of 55 children between the ages of two and seven years.IMG_3781


Established in 1956, The Animal Welfare Society is a non-profit organisation in the Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. Its aim is to serve the community of Stellenbosch and greater Stellenbosch by taking care of the community’s unwanted, mistreated and neglected pets. They provide a safe haven for these animals until they are able to place them in a good, loving home. The AWS has 21 kennels, 21 cattery runs, an outdoor puppy camp, a sterilisation clinic and paddocks for dogs. At any given time, they house an average of 150 animals.


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