Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne Farm Franschhoek  Verified Listing

Cape Winelands Franschhoek Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
Based on 18 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 31 July 2009

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Full Kitchen
Bath towels
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Internet access
24hr Camera Surveillance
Safety Deposit Box
Bar fridge
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities
Underfloor Heating

Riverside Cottages is a subdivision of the farm Bourgogne which was among the first Huguenot farms proclaimed in 1694. The farm was first granted to Pierre de Villiers, by Simon van der Stel. However, in 1800 the farm changed hands, and was held by the Roux family for many years. The Le Roux family descendants continue to farm here to this day, on our behalf. Shaded by 150 year old oaks, the farm house at La Bourgogne is a classic example of "Cape English" style, which is in fact early to mid Victorian. Our farm has a warmth and charm which captivates all who visit us.

La Bourgogne - home to Riverside Cottages - is a working farm producing high quality wine and other farm products. The Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne are converted staff houses, dating back to 1952, and are situated on the banks of the river between a pear orchard to the west and oaks and willows to the east. The glow of sunset colours on the Middagkrans Mountains, framed by the trees, is spectacular.

A swimming pool with sun loungers, parasols and a deck overhangs the river providing the perfect place to unwind and take in Franschhoek's magnificent mountain views whilst having a casual braai. Our cottages are comfortable living in a beautiful and tranquil setting, ideal for wonderful summers, family retreat or a cozy, romantic winter weekend away. The stream which runs through the farm, is a tributary of the Franschhoek River, and plays a meaningful role in the supply of water to our farm, and to those down stream of us. Please respect the river and all its environs.

The farm produces plums, pears, butternut, grapes and olives. We supply plums to export markets in Europe and the Mid/Far East, and the farm continues to win prizes and awards due to the efforts of our farming team.


There are 6 self-catering cottages to choose from, all of which have under floor heating in the bathrooms, showers and open fire places in the living rooms.
Cottage Amenities

Open plan lounge and kitchen area

2 plate stove, microwave, kettle, and toaster, fridge, cutlery, and crockery

Bedrooms have en suite showers only, and linen is provided

Bathrooms have under floor heating – towels provided

Wi-Fi available

No television in the cottages

Laundry service by request

There is fireplaces in all cottages except the Loft, you may purchase wood and lighters from Reception or bring your own. Wood and firelighters not included

Jungle gym and play area for children –adult supervision advised at all times

Farm walks

Communal swimming pool

Braai stands and basic braai equipment is provided, we suggest you bring your own braai grid or other braai equipment according to your own requirements.

All units are equipped with cottage self –cleaning equipment, for additional cleaning, we charge R50 for a single bedroom, and R100 for a double room.
Arrangements can be made at the Reception, and for a long stay we provide a cleaning service plus linen and towel change on the 3rd day.


Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Self Catering, Pet Friendly
Check-in after 12:30 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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John Leftwich
29 February 2020

For anyone who enjoys a quiet rural setting close to the appealing variety of shops, restaurants and markets in the centre of Franschoek, Riverside Cottages is a well worthwhile choice. The views are spectacular and a stroll through the farm and a meal in the restaurant at the wine-tasting venue is a wonderful experience. The staff are extremely polite and helpful and the cottages are well equipped with your needs.

Superb. 5 out of 5
David Macdonald
11 September 2019

We enjoyed our stay very much.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Saul Anstey
30 July 2019

Great cottage with everything you need.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Zelda Vanheerden
04 July 2019

We had an absolute beautiful weekend. We stayed in River cottage. So lovely to walk dog in vineyards was so relaxed will definitely come back. We telling everybody how lovely it was. Thank you

Superb. 5 out of 5
Carin Venter
23 April 2019

Absolutely fantastic just too short - next time we will stay for at least 3 full days.

Superb. 5 out of 5
David White
22 April 2019

Arrived a bit late (at end of tasting for the day) but reception was wonderful. Stayed at Apple cottage (closest to bridge over river to main building) but it wasn’t overly noisy. Small fireplace in room was awesome! Kitchenette welcome as we chose take away from town at the end of the long social days at vineyards. All staff we interacted with were amazing. No comment on food as we ate elsewhere - sorry!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Robyn Cooper
04 April 2019

Wonderful stay and good value for money!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dawid Minnie
04 March 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Its a beautiful farm in a stunning location.
Issy (Our host) was so friendly and helpful. She made us feel right at home.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Superb. 5 out of 5
phillippa hance
07 January 2019

Very good value for money. Cottages are small but comfortable. Terraced. No oven. Beautiful farm for walking the dog in the morning!!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lindsay Klein
26 November 2018

We had an absolutely dreamy time at Riverside Cottages. The cottage had everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay. The pool was delightful as were visits from Joey, the friendly farm dog. The wine tasting was lovely and we had a great breakfast in the cafe!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Franschhoek Reviews

Mitchell Heinen
23 November 2020

Clean, feels safe and beautiful views and hikes.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leigh-Anne Mobsby
24 August 2020

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.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tineke Regan
09 January 2020

Weather, shops, restaurants. Access to vineyards, trips, park run.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Randall Baker
02 December 2019

Holiday atmosphere without crowded chaos.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Les Thorpe
01 December 2019

Wine farms, street cafes, Hussar's Restaurant, cleanliness.!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Marco Joffr
11 November 2019

Beautiful area. So much good wine and food and great accom!

Superb. 5 out of 5
natalie lendoor
09 September 2019

There are a vast variety of coffee shops and restaurants, the sky is the limit when it comes to satisfying your tummy.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bonnie Pequeno
02 September 2019

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.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Michele Kember
24 June 2019

Views, restuarants, wine.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kendall Kotze
04 March 2019

Wine tram. Conveniently located one hour outside of Cape Town.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Huguenot Memorial Monument, Franschhoek Wine Tram