Once the tramping ground of elephants centuries ago, Franschhoek has long been considered South Africa’s French Quarter as it was established by French Huguenot’s in the late 17th century. Over the past three centuries, farmlands and homesteads have flourished into world-renowned vineyards – many still boasting their original Cape Dutch-style buildings. La Petite Ferme – Manor House invites guests to explore this rich town while using their elegant accommodation as a base.
Overlooking tree-lined merlot vineyards and the Helderberg mountains, views from Le Petite Ferme are exquisite. Enjoy cellar tours and wine tastings on the farm, inspired cuisine at their restaurant, or even a wine tasting on horseback. Wander through the town’s myriad of art galleries, marvel at L’Ormarins' Franschhoek Motor Museum and nibble on cocoa delights at the Huguenot Fine Chocolates factory.
The opulently appointed suites at the Manor House – Le Petite, Library, Verandah and Bridal – all boast en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs with magnificent views. Three of the suites have fireplaces and two overlook the swimming pool. The Manor House is only 40 minutes from Stellenbosch and 1hr30 from Cape Town.