Franschhoek Wine Valley

Rickety Bridge Manor House

Rickety Bridge Wine Estate is a popular destination in the Cape Winelands with a long wine-making history. Although reminiscent of the past, and nostalgic and timeless, this estate is also ‘all things new, ‘all things delectable and ‘all things sublime. Lie still in the stylishly-renovated 19th century rooms of our beautiful Franschhoek guest house. With every luxury of a four-star hotel, the three en-suite rooms also offer the comforting pleasures of home.

The Cape Dutch Country House has many treasures with its lovely yellow wood ceilings, open fires, secluded pool and breathtaking views and above all the tranquility of being away from the madding crowd. At the Rickety Bridge Country House you will find peace and tranquillity. Come and enjoy the lush surroundings and fresh air of Franschhoek. Renovated in 1995 and refurbished during 2005, the Country House still offers a unique

The facilities are as follows:

–          Franschhoek Wine Tram

–          Wine tastings at the Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting Centre

–          Cellar Tours by appointment

–          Lunch at Paulina’s Restaurant at Rickety Bridge

–          Boules in the vines

–          Scenic walks

–          Bird Life

–          Beautiful gardens and beautiful experience.


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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.