Once the tramping ground of elephant’s 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 invites guests to explore this rich town while using their elegant Manor House 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’Ormarans’s classic car museum, and nibble on cocoa delights at the Huguenot Fine Chocolates factory.
The 4 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.
- 4 spacious suites with private verandahs and magnificent views
- The Bridal Suite boasts a walk-through closet and bathroom that leads on to a private verandah, while the Library Suite has two fireplaces and a lounge area
- Sample chocolate at Huguenot Fine Chocolates, visit art galleries, fly-fish at Le Ferme, and mountain bike Franschhoek’s picturesque trails
- 40min from Stellenbosch and under 2hrs from Cape Town and its airport