Perched on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains with sweeping views of the valley, Rickety Bridge Winery is a popular destination for day-trippers seeking a true Franschhoek wine farm experience, and those looking to spend the night in ultimate countryside comfoxrt.
And now, with this exciting winter package, guests can experience two nights in four-star lodgings, in either a luxury room in the Basse Provence Country House, or a superior room in the Rickety Bridge Manor House, complete with a delectable breakfast, a 45-minute couples massage, and a day of wine-tasting at the estate.
The only question to contemplate is: which gorgeous guesthouse will you pick to rest your head?
Basse Provence Country House
Built in 1885, this historic Cape Dutch country house is situated across the Franschhoek river on the Rickety Bridge’s neighbouring sister-estate – offering a private sanctuary from the daytime activities. With just seven en-suite rooms, all kitted with air-conditioning, select DStv channels, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards and free wi-fi, not to mention majestic views of the vineyards and towering mountains, Basse Provence is certainly a winning choice.
Cost R3 700 (includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast, wine-tasting, and a 45-minute massage for two)
Rickety Bridge Manor House
Built in the 19th century, this stylishly renovated Cape Dutch manor has all the character of an historic home – from classic furniture and high wood-beamed ceilings, to a large country kitchen and cosy lounge (complete with a warming fireplace). Yet it still provides guests the feeling of being somewhere special. In addition to the beautiful tasting room – where visitors can sample a selection of the estate wines – The Rickety Bridge Manor House is home to three en-suite rooms that offer the ultimate comfort throughout your stay.
Cost R5 000 (includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast, wine-tasting, and a 45-minute massage for two)
There’s not much more you could ask of a warming winter getaway…