La Petite Ferme

Location: Winelands | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Having worked on its recipe for the perfect winery, restaurant and guesthouse for over three generations, La Petit Ferme has found a superb balance between indulgence, luxury and activity. A small functioning vineyard set outside of the Huguenot town of Franschhoek, the rural hideaway is a special kind of gastronomic heaven, with elegant suites, an award-winning restaurant and fantastic wines that taste that much better when enjoyed overlooking the superb views.
Perfect forRolling out of a massive bed and landing right into a wine tasting session – after all it’s noon somewhere.
In the know
  • Tasting room open daily from morning until evening.
  • Unparalleled views of the grape-studded valley.
  • Live music Fridays in the summer are extremely popular and lots of fun!
  • One of the smaller and more intimate wineries in the area.

Recommended for...

  • Service & Hospitality
  • Setting & Views
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

sense of place

Set on a private wine estate along the Franschhoek Pass.  

Rooms at La Petit Ferme

There are nine elegant suites to choose from, each individually styled with neutral décor. If you want to stay in the grandness of the main manor, consider the Verandah Suite with its views overlooking the vineyards or the Library Suite for its extra length king-sized bed. Alternatively if you’d like to be surrounded by the vineyards, pick the rustic-chic Geneva Suite or the very private Champagne Suite. The four Manor House suites have a shared pool, whilst the five vineyard suites have their own patio and private plunge pool. All of the bedrooms are en suite with classic open fireplaces, large oval bathtubs and scenic views of the property.

food and drink

A real feast of Cape Wineland delights, the legendary La Petite Ferme Restaurant combines innovative techniques with fresh local ingredients to create indelible dishes of crumbed aubergine with herb cottage cheese and arrabiata sauce, braised leg of rabbit with mustard apple sauce and sweet potato puree and tonka bean and brandy crème brûleé with seasonal berries and a palmier.
If you’d prefer to try a bit of everything, there is a Tapas Bistro with a fun menu inspired by different destinations all over the world – think sweetcorn fritters and boerewors kebabs for South Africa, summer pork pie with minted mushy peas for Britain and fish taco with tomato salsa and jalapeno for Mexico.

Facilities

The winery has a boutique where you can buy a selection of the estate’s wines – a great souvenir to take back home.

Activities at La Petite Ferme

Join Wikus Pretorius, the winemaker at La Petit Ferme, with an educational tour of the onsite vineyard, fermentation cellar and barrel cellar. Once you’ve done that, explore the other vineyards and wineries in the area, as you are ideally situated just two kilometres outside of Franschoek. Leisurely jump on and off the wine tram, as you stop every hour at a different estate or nestle down in one of the fabulous restaurants to devour the tasty courses overlooking spectacular views.

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Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Located 5 minutes’ drive from Franschhoek centre.

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