Put a new spin on your yearly hibernation this chilly season by basking in an unsurpassed winelands holiday at La Petite Ferme, the homely estate nestled in the mountains, that looks out onto the Franschhoek Valley.
The estate has conjured up an exhilarating offer that will replace your mundane winter routine with an exclusive experience – one during which you’ll be warmly welcomed to a realm of opulence.
Their tempting winter packages allow you the chance to retreat to one of their vineyard suites or the Manor House. These spaces were crafted to ensure privacy and take advantage of the estate’s nearly limitless views of the region. Should you spoil yourself with a four-night stay during the week, from Sunday to Thursday, you’ll enjoy a 25 % discount per night! What’s more, you’ll be served breakfast and lunch every day and be treated to a complimentary, all-inclusive Winelands tour, which will keep you entertained for an entire day.
The brand new, tailor-made tour presents an idyllic opportunity to become acquainted with the Winelands. You’ll wander around Franschhoek and make a stop at some of the most admired areas surrounding La Petite Ferme, including the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl. The wineries Waterford Estate and Delheim, Nelson Mandela’s previous prison and Mont Rochelle, the property of Sir Richard Branson, are a few of the attractions featured on the itinerary.
Can’t make it for the mid-week, four-night stay? An alternative option would be to stay over for three weeknights at La Petite Ferme, giving you the reward of a 25% discount per night. To benefit from a 20% discount per night, block off two weeknights on your schedule for your respite. If a weeknight vacation is out of the question, indulge in a two-night, weekend break over Friday and Saturday instead. With all of these options, you can devour a daily complimentary breakfast and lunch.
It’ll be a pity if you don’t boost your wine know-how while you’re in Franschhoek. Participate in two other La Petite Ferme chauffeur tours to revel in swigs of some of the zone’s most-loved beverages, at the farms that craft them. Each booking should be made for at least two tour-goers and an hour is spent at each farm.
The first available tour will see you arriving at Lynx Wines and Rickety Bridge Winery, then feasting on a laid-back lunch at La Petite Ferme. The next stop is Grande Provence and the tour finishes off at Mont Rochelle. As part of the second possible tour, you’ll drop by Dieu Donné Vineyards, Rickety Bridge Winery, Grande Provence and Mont Rochelle. After exploring those four wineries, you’ll make your way back to La Petite Ferme for some much-needed relaxation.
There aren’t many places that are better suited to a decadent repast than La Petite Ferme’s sophisticated à la carte eatery. The eatery is just as well known for the mouthwatering cuisine as it is for the striking vistas of the luscious gardens. It dishes up innovative, hearty meals with an exotic twist, complemented by the estate’s first-class wines.
The winter packages are on offer from 1 May until 30 September 2017. Given that La Petite Ferme is a highly coveted Franschhoek location, don’t be surprised if the restaurant and accommodation are fully booked sooner than you thought. To experience the Winelands in style- but at a fraction of the cost, secure your spot asap!
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