The Cape Winelands
Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town overlooking the Franschhoek valley stands La Petite Ferme, a destination for all local and international guests offering the perfect combination of luxury accommodation, award-winning cuisine and exceptional top quality wines.
Situated on the slopes of the Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain Range, La Petite Ferme offers Manor House and Vineyard Suites, elegantly poised on the mountainside, overlooking the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards and the valley below. The rooms are perfect for any time of the year, whether it’s snuggling up next to the fire place in the winter or cool down in the private splash pools during summer.
The 9 luxury suites offer private plunge pools, verandahs with panoramic views, a lounge with fireplace, and a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, under-floor heating and television.
Breakfast is included.
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings
We had an AMAZING trip!!Thank you so much for organising the few days...it all went so seamlessly. La Petite Ferme was so so beautiful...such amazing food, wine, scenery, lovely staff...Also amazing food in the restaurants in fabulous Franschhoek itself. Phantom Forest was also stunning ... very relaxing. The 6 course dinner menu was spectacular. The bonfire after dinner with wine and beers and meeting other guests also great. Such helpful, polite staff. The safari at Kariega was outstanding, again along with the huge variety of food laid out in buffet style. We saw a herd of 19 elephants feeding which was pretty incredible. We didn't manage to see the lions but apparently the night before they had seen them devour an entire water buffalo - when we visited the next morning there was nothing left..! Thanks again for all your great help!! Much appreciated.
The holiday was fantastic so thank you so much for organising. Shamwari - seriously do not think there is anything we could fault - the whole thing was fantastic and we were spoilt rotten - it was just lovely - highly recommend to anyone and worth every penny! La Petite Ferme - The accommodation was amazing - it was very private and therefore very nice for a couple who wanted to relax towards the end of the holiday. Thanks so much for pulling everything together we were really happy with Travel Butlers and the whole thing was so unstressful - a big thank you and I would definitely be happy to use your service again.
La Petite Ferme Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town (via N1): Drive out of Cape Town on the N1 past Belville and Brackenfell turn-offs. Continue past the Winelands 1-Stop Engen petrol station as well as the first Stellenbosch turn-off after the petrol station. Take the next turn-off named Stellenbosch/Klapmuts and turn right at the stop on the R44.
Approximately 600m further, go over the 4-way stop. Shortly after the 4 way stop (+/-400m) turn left at the Franschhoek sign. Carry along this road for approximately 8 km until it ends at a T-junction at which you turn right to Franschhoek on the R45. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 16 km further).
Continue down the main street, and turn left at the T-junction and proceed up the pass for +/- 2 km. You will find La Petite Ferme on the right-hand side.
From Cape Town (via N2): Drive out of Cape Town on the N2, and take the first Stellenbosch turn-off (Baden Powell Drive/R310) and keep on travelling to Stellenbosch. You will eventually pass the Spier Wine Estate (on your right) and a few kilometres after that, the road will end at a T-junction (approximately 13 km from the N2 turn-off).
Turn right at the T-junction and travel into Stellenbosch. You will pass over 3 traffic lights - keep to your left. The road ends at a T-junction at which you turn left. Pass over 3 traffic lights and shortly after the 3rd set, turn right at a set of lights at the Franschhoek/Idas Valley sign.
This road will take you over the mountain on the Helshoogte Pass, trough Johannesdal and through Pniel and eventually ends at a T-junction (16 km from Stellenbosch). This T-junction is shortly after the Boschendal Wine Estate (which would have been on your right). Turn right at the T-junction onto the R45 to Franschhoek. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 13 km further). Follow the directions as above.
From Hermanus/The Garden Route: Either follow the N2 to the Baden Powell Drive/R310 exit, and follow the directions as above OR you can take the more scenic route via the Franschhoek Pass - leave the N2 at the R43 towards Villiersdorp (16 km past Caledon) and follow this road to Villiersdorp. Turn onto the R45 and go over the Franschhoek Pass to Franschhoek. La Petite Ferme will be on your left-hand side as you approach the village.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, a fridge/mini bar, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
There is a main TV room and a swimming pool.
The restaurant at La Petite Ferme offers a culinary experience and delivers a combination of international methods and flavours while focusing on sourcing the best and freshest in-season ingredients grown locally in the valley of Franschhoek for a sustainable menu. Breakfast is served from 07:30 until 10:30, and lunch from 12:00 to 15:30.
La Petite Ferme prides itself on being a small and intimate boutique style cellar. The winery offers a full range of wines which includes red, white, rosé and Method Cap Classique. You can also join a cellar tour by appointment.
Credit cards are accepted.
It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.
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