La Petite Ferme

Wine Estate, Franschhoek


One of the Winelands’ most bijou estates – as its name alludes – friendly and family-run La Petite Ferme commands a regal position halfway up the Franschhoek Pass, with incredible views over Franschhoek to the handsome valley below.  First came its applauded vineyard, then an equally well-received restaurant; now a growing accommodation portfolio allows lucky guests to enjoy privacy, prestigious plonk, pools and perfect service with those giddy vistas.


Combining luxury with rustic cosiness, the five Vineyard Suites sleep 2 people and seduce with kingsize beds, (some four-posters) roof beams, freestanding tubs and private plunge pools.  They’re situated to soak up afternoon sun and reached via winding estate pathways.  Adjacent to the restaurant, a further four Manor House rooms come with stunning bathrooms and share a large swimming pool. The Manor House can also be booked in entirety but also works well individually or as two two bedroomed self contained suites.


The eponymous restaurant – named one of the world’s ‘Best Value’ establishments by Conde Nast Traveller, no less – serves breakfast, lunch and supper.  Using a sun-soaked veranda when possible, its innovative cooking blends Asian influences with African ingredients.  All dishes pair with the farm’s own wines.  


Daily cellar tours are available at 11am by advance appointment.  Tastings, bike tours and guided walks can also be easily arranged.   

Child Policy

Children can be accommodated in selected suites, upon prior arrangement, and there are special lunch menus.  Kids under two stay free of charge, with cots available.


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