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La Petite Dauphine
La Petite Dauphine
Excelsior Road, Franschhoek, Winelands
Phone: 021 8763936
Rates High Season: From R3 100 - R5 500
Rates Off Season: From R2 700 - R4 800
At La Petite Dauphine it is all about astounding scenery, luxurious comfort and absolute convenience. Escape the urban jungle for a superb country break where plum trees line farm lanes and vineyards yield bountiful harvests.
La Petite Dauphine is an historical working fruit & wine farm with superior accommodation. Situated just two kilometers from the village of Franschhoek "The Gourmet Capital of South Africa" it is in the heart of the Cape Winelands and a playground for diverse interests.
La Petite Dauphine has two, 2 bed roomed cottages with full en-suite bathrooms and private lounges. Two, 1 bed roomed suites with full en-suite bathroom and private lounge and two, 1 bed roomed studios with full en-suite bathroom and open plan lounges.
All cottages are set amongst vineyards and plum orchards. The magnificent views of the Franschhoek Mountains can be viewed from all rooms.
Take a leisurely breakfast at Café BonBon, La Petite Dauphine's 200 year-old, restored wine cellar, set amongst historic, oak trees. La Petite Dauphine nestles within the Gourmet Capital of South Africa where the top five restaurants are just a short drive away, providing superb evening dining facilities.
La Petite Dauphine surrounds their guests with all the finest comforts and attention to detail imaginable. The stylish and luxurious accommodation includes, King size beds with 100% white cotton linen, pure down duvets, pillows and feather bed mattress toppers for that extra comfort. There are soft white fluffy towels, gowns and slippers. All bathrooms are adorned with exquisite Charlotte Rhys products.
All rooms have air-conditioning and stunning Morso Fireplaces to cozy up in winter.
Digital safes, hairdryers, alarm clocks, TV’s, DVD’s, wireless internet and telephones are available in all rooms, which are also equipped with fridges, tea and coffee making facilities. In addition; there is an Honesty Bar with a selection of cool drinks, water, beers, wine and snacks available for purchase.
From Cape Town take the N1 passing Bellville, Winelands Garage and the first Stellenbosch turnoff. Take the next turnoff (Nr 47) named, R44 Stellenbosch / Klapmuts; at the T-junction turn right (driving under the motorway onto the R44). Drive straight across the next 4-way stop and approximately 400m on, turn left at the Franschhoek sign.
Continue on this road for approximately 8kms, you will cross over railway lines at Vrede en Lust wine estate to the next T-junction. Turn right onto the R45 towards Franschhoek for approximately 16kms. Continue driving through the village of Franschhoek towards the Huguenot Monument. At this T-junction turn right on to Excelsior Road for approximately 1,7kms and you will find us on the left hand side – La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm and Café BonBon’
Services, Features and Activities
Take a stroll up old Cat se Pad‚ walking trail.
Take a bottle of wine up to the top of the Franschhoek Pass and watch the sun go down.
Catch and release ‚go fly-fishing. Lessons available.
Go wine tasting on horseback.
Take a swim in the rock pools over the pass.
End, or start, the Boland Hiking Trail at Jan Joubert se gat.
Take a stroll with Professor Rust and learn about the heritage and the flora of the valley.
Play golf at Pearl Valley, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
Drop off the top of the pass and paraglide down to the village.
Go horse-riding ‚ even if you have never been before!
Have a game of tennis on the Franschhoek courts.
Dine alfresco at one of the many street café's.
Take a helicopter ride and see the valley from a different perspective.
Take a tour round the new Berg River Dam (by appointment only).
Hire a mountain bike and go cycling in the mountains surrounding the valley.
Play Bowls on the Bowling green.
Hike to the top of Du Toit's Kop.
Picnic at Boschendal, Dieu Donn, or alongside the river at Solms Delta.
Feed the ducks on the dam in Van Riebeck Street.
Go for a run through the vineyards.
Pick up a permit and map at the Information Centre and explore the Mont Rochelle Reserve.
Visit the historical Groot Drakenstein Games Club and watch (or participate in) a game of friendly cricket on the first turf wicket laid in South Africa. *
Walk through the orchards and vineyards behind Mont Rochelle Winery, past two dams, to reach the beacon, giving you a fantastic view of the valley.
Visit Bien Donne with its lavender fields, herb garden, manor house and deli.
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