Franschhoek Wine Valley

Happy Valley Lodge

Welcome to Happy Valley! We are a family owned self catering guest lodge situated on a small citrus farm in the heart of the Franschhoek Winelands. Two rivers border the farm, the smaller Kastaiings River and the Franschhoek River which joins the Berg River about 4kms downstream. We are surrounded by mountains and boast exceptional views.

We are situated 5kms from Franschhoek and are a stroll away from the famous La Motte and Môreson vineyards. Take a walk through farmlands to neighbouring Goederust Farm Kitchen for a hearty country breakfast amidst the vines. Or join in our harvest and pick your own clementines in season!!

Our Cottages offer the sought after peace, tranquillity and privacy you’d expect on a privately owned farm, with the lively little village of Franschhoek, gourmet capital of the Cape, a mere 5 minutes away. Our swimming pool is in a secluded spot by the river with ancient oaks offering shade, and there are various braai areas around the Farm. There is a laundry available.

THE COTTAGES Laragne has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, and one with twin beds. It has 2 bathrooms, one with a bath, one with a shower. There is a separate lounge and kitchen area, and the lounge has a fireplace to keep you warm on those cool winter days. Fully equipped Kitchen, Colour TV. All linen and towels are supplied and all that you will require is your food.

Le Pavillon is a double storey cottage with two bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed, one with twin. It has two bathrooms, with the bath upstairs and the shower downstairs. The main bedroom opens out onto a deck overlooking orchards and mountains. The lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen are all downstairs. Cosy fireplace in the lounge, and underfloor heating in the lounge and main bedroom. Colour TV. All linen and towels supplied.

Lorraine is a secluded little cottage; tucked away and on the bank of the river, it makes the perfect romantic getaway. It consists of one bedroom with bath and sink in the bedroom, plus an open plan, fully equipped kitchen and lounge area, bathroom with shower. It has an outdoor picnic area under giant oaks, overlooking the river. Colour TV. Linen and towels supplied.

 


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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.

Disclaimer

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.