La Roche Estate
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La Roche Estate is a place of passion.Passion for beauty, passion for excellence, passion for the environment, and passion for a place that will continue to give pleasure through the ages.
When the property was bought over a quarter of a century ago, it was a poorly run farm with a few acres of grapes, 2 small lakes, an orchard and a swamp. The first job was to drain the swamp and increase the quantity and quality of the land under grapes. As in the distant past the Berg River ran through the property and an underground river still runs through the Robertsvlei valley. Many people said this was impossible. With typical aplomb we refused to listen to the naysayers and dug a huge drainage ditch through the lowest part of the land, which drains into the lower lake. Water always takes the easiest route and over a few years the idea worked amazingly well and today La Roche has 40 hectares of grapes under cultivation.
La Roche not only grows grapes of a superior quality that have contributed to many fine wines over the years, but its vines are an exercise in aesthetic beauty and closely managed all year round.
The estate takes it’s name from the huge rock in the centre of the valley left by the last glacial age. (Die Klip translated well to La Roche).In Room Facilities:
* Bathroom Amenities
* Full Kitchen
A tranquil environment away from the chaos of the modern world, but only 5km from the small town of Franschhoek.
Surrounded by nature, you can enjoy the peace and quiet. It is very private as not many people know about it and is one of Franschhoek best kept secrets.Property Facilities:
Nestled in the tranquil Robertsvlei valley in Franschhoek lies our vineyard cottages with picturesque views. 5km away from the centre of Franschhoek and surrounded by wine farms. Perfect for relaxed serene holidays filled with wine tasting, fine dining experiences, hiking and horseback riding supplied by the local tourism information centre. Guests can walk around the beautiful estate, in the forest and swim in the dam.Attractions:
* Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
* Huguenot Memorial Monument
* Franschhoek Pass
* Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre
* Huguenot Memorial Museum
* Dieu Donné Vineyards
|Property Type||Cottage, Self Catering|
|Check-in after||02:00 PM|
|Check-out before||10:00 AM|
|Cancellation Policy||Super Strict|
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Clean, feels safe and beautiful views and hikes.
The village vibe and how safe it is. Also, everyone can walk to where they want to go, instead of getting into a car every time.
Weather, shops, restaurants. Access to vineyards, trips, park run.
Holiday atmosphere without crowded chaos.
Wine farms, street cafes, Hussar's Restaurant, cleanliness.!
Beautiful area. So much good wine and food and great accom!
There are a vast variety of coffee shops and restaurants, the sky is the limit when it comes to satisfying your tummy.
What a fantastic experience on the Franschoek Wine Tram! 10 stars from us. Take some time to research which estates you would like to visit to choose the best route. We chose the Grey route and stopped at Franschoek Cellar, Leopards Leap and Rickety Bridge as these were all child friendly options. We will definitely be back without the kids ;) Also, great service and food at the River Café.
Views, restuarants, wine.
Wine tram. Conveniently located one hour outside of Cape Town.