Situated 3km from the renowned village of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa, Rickety Bridge Manor House & Wine Estate nestles against the hillside overlooking vineyards and the majestic Wemmershoek Mountains. It is an excellent base for exploring South Africa’s winelands, while being close to the magnificent Cape beaches and the lively Mother City. The closest airport to Franschhoek is Cape Town International Airport which is a 50-minute drive from Franschhoek.
The history of the land dates back to 1694 when Rickety Bridge was originally part of La Provence, one of the first seven French Huguenot farms in Franschhoek. Over the years this property was subdivided, and on 13 May 1797 the current section of land was granted to the widow, Paulina De Villiers. The property changed hands several times and in the 1980s became known as Rickety Bridge due to the old railway sleeper bridge which crossed the Franschhoek River onto the property.
Today the property is home to a modern winery, a bistro-style restaurant, luxurious accommodation and a countryside wedding and functions venue.
The Manor House is the epitome of countryside comfort, with 3 deluxe en-suite rooms and magnificent views of the vineyards and the Franschhoek mountains. All three of the en-suite rooms have air-conditioning, underfloor heating, satellite television with DSTV, minibars, tea and coffee facilities and free wi-fi connection. The Manor House has a private swimming pool and two lounge areas where guests can relax. Breakfast is served in a quaint dining room with yellow-wood beamed ceilings or in the shade at the poolside on sunny mornings.
Ground floor suite comprising a sitting room with television and drinks and tea/coffee station, beautifully appointed bedroom, large bathroom (Victorian bath and stand-alone shower), separate toilet with a stunning view over the vineyards. Twin beds available on request.
One of our luxury, upstairs room under the thatch, with a large en-suite bathroom (with bath and separate shower), and tea/coffee station area. Views up to the mountain behind the estate.
Upstairs room under thatch, with a large en-suite bathroom (with bath and separate shower), tea/coffee station area and picturesque views of the estate mountains.