My stay at Rickety Bridge Manor House in Franschhoek, South Africa

My stay at Rickety Bridge Manor House in Franschhoek, South Africa

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Known for its wineries and world-class cuisine, Franschhoek is a place you must visit in South Africa. It is located only 80 km east of Cape Town and has many tourist attractions.

But, which is the best place to stay during your visit? Rickety Bridge Winery offers 4-star accommodation at the Manor House and is located less than 3 km away from the center of Franschhoek town.

I stayed at the Manor House and my room was nice and cozy, the views of the stunning Wemmershoek Mountain range were breathtaking and on top of that breakfast and wine tasting were included.

Let me share with you the main characteristics of the two accommodation options that Rickety Bridge offers (there is another guest house also available), winery, restaurant, amenities, and the activities that you can do nearby.

  1. Accommodation
    • Manor House
    • Basse Provence Guest House
  2. Winery
    • Wine Tasting
    • Cellar Tours
    • Wine blending experiences
    • Panna Cotta & Wine Pairing
  3. Paulina’s Restaurant
  4. Amenities
    • Treatment Room
    • Weddings
    • Functions
    • Conferences
  5. Activities
    • At Rickety Bridge
    • In Franschhoek Valley

1. Accommodation

Manor House
Rickety Bridge - Franschhoek- South Africa
Rickety Bridge - Franschhoek- South Africa

a. Manor House

The stylishly-renovated 19th-century Manor House offers the luxury of a 4-star hotel with a cozy atmosphere. It has three en-suite rooms decorated with classic Cape Dutch furniture, a fire-warmed lounge, and a country kitchen. I felt like going back in time to a different era.

b. Basse Provence Guest House

Basse Provence Guest House is the sister accommodation to Rickety Bridge, situated across the Franschhoek River on the neighboring estate. It counts with 8 en-suite rooms and one two-bedroomed cottage.

2. Winery

Rickety Bridge - Franschhoek- South Africa
Rickety Bridge - Franschhoek- South Africa

a. Wine Tasting

Overlooking the Rickety Bridge vineyards and the majestic Wemmershoek mountains, the Tasting Centre offers the perfect environment to taste wines. The wine tasting includes five different wines.

  • Price: 50 ZAR (3.5 USD)

b. Cellar Tours

A knowledgable guide will lead you through the 500-tonne Rickety Bridge cellar, and you will get to know the winemaking process from the vine through to the barrel.

  • Duration: 30-45 minutes
  • Price: 45 ZAR (3.15 USD)
  • * The tour can be arranged by appointment.

c. Wine blending experiences

In this unique experience, you will be coached in the process of winemaking.

  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours
  • Price: 250 ZAR (17.5 USD)

d. Panna Cotta & Wine Pairing

 This super tasty experience lets you enjoy a pairing of seasonal panna cottas and exquisite wines.

  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours
  • Price: 120 ZAR (8.4 USD)

For more information about each package and current prices click HERE

3. Paulina’s Restaurant

Rickety Bridge - Franschhoek- South Africa

This bistro-style restaurant overlooks the Rickety Bridge vineyards and lets you choose between a cozy indoor area or decks with views over the vineyards and mountains.

You can see the full menu HERE

4. Amenities

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a. Treatment Room

There is a mobile spa service available for guests. Massage treatments, facial treatments, hand and foot treatments, spa packages, and other treatments are available.

You can see all the treatments and prices HERE.

b. Weddings

You can share your wedding day with family and friends at a magical place. Rickety Bridge has All-inclusive packages as well as Wedding Breakdown packages to cater to your specific needs and wishes.

You can see all the options and prices HERE.

c. Functions

Rickety Bridge is ideal for any kind of intimate functions, like year-end functions, birthday parties, and any other celebrations.

d. Conferences

The conference venue can accommodate up to 90 persons in a cinema-style, 60 in a U-shape style and 40 in a school-room style.

You can see all the options and prices HERE. 

5. Activities

a. At Rickety Bridge

This wine state is big and every part of it offers stunning views. Some of the activities you can do here are cycling through the wine yards, park run, scenic walks, watch birdlife and stroll around the beautiful gardens.

Rickety Bridge - Franschhoek- South Africa

b. In Franschhoek

Rickety Bridge Winery is located less than 3 km away from Franschhoek town. There are breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, boutique stores, museums and more.

You can read more details in the post “5 indoor activities you can do during winter in Franschhoek

c. In Cape Town

Rickety Bridge is located only 80 km east of Cape Town. There are so many things to do in Cape Town.

Read all that you need to know to plan your visit in the post “The Ultimate Cape Town Guide: 10 places you must visit in this city”.

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Contact

Don’t miss the chance to stay at the Rickety Bridge Winery Manor House!

  • Address: R45, Main Road, Franschhoek
  • Telephone: +27 21 876 2129
  • Email: info@ricketybridge.com

*Disclosure: this is a sponsored blog post, but all opinions are my own

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