Franschhoek Wine Valley

La Chataigne

La Chataigne boutique wine farm is located in the heart of the Franschhoek Winelands, surrounded by majestic mountains and endless vineyards. Come and enjoy a few days or more in this wonderful part of the South African Winelands, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town and only 20 minutes drive from Stellenbosch.

Guests have a choice of three charming Riverside Cottages set along the Franschhoek River, and two Scandi-Chic contemporary Stable Cottages with mountain views and private pools.

All of our cottages are self-catering with fully equipped kitchens, modern amenities, spacious open plan living areas and en suite bedrooms. Outdoor space is key to the La Chataigne experience and the two terraces of our Riverside Cottages and large elevated private decks at our Stable Cottages, allow guests to fully absorb the surroundings. We encourage our guest to make themselves at home and play a game of boules at sunset, or pick herbs and vegetables from the Garden to add to their evening meal. On icy winter nights you can cosy up next to the fireplace with a good book in one hand and a glass of our Marron red wine in the other. And on those hot summer days, there is an enticing swimming pool in the pear orchard which is best enjoyed with a bottle of Rosé.

Our cottages are private and peaceful, yet conveniently close to other Franschhoek wine estates and the bustling Franschhoek Village, offering the ideal space for an authentic farm stay.

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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’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • 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.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861