Franschhoek Wine Valley

Elephant Lodge

The Elephant Lodge is a luxury thatched Guest House with breath-taking views of Franschhoek with sumptuous suites, entertainment areas and satellite TV.

Situated on the secure Wine Estate Chamonix, which was once part of La Cotte farm – one of the oldest French Huguenot farms in the valley, granted in 1964.

In the beautiful Western Cape Winelands of South Africa, nestled beneath majestic mountains, lies the historical village of Franschhoek. Widely known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek boasts some of the best restaurants in the country, together with numerous wine estates. It is here in this majestic location, high amongst the vines you will find Elephant Lodge.

Perched on a mountain slope and blessed with unsurpassed views of the Franschhoek valley and mountain ranges, this spectacular Cape Dutch style residence is situated on 5.7 hectares of some of the finest vineyards in Franschhoek. Comprising five bedrooms,(double and single), with under floor heating and air-conditioning, all en-suite, as well as outside swimming pool and terrace with stunning panoramic views, this luxury residence is perfectly located for experiencing the very best the Western Cape has to offer.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.