About L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas
On the slopes of the Franschhoek Pass, admist sweeping tracts of fynbos lies the exclusive village of L'ermitage. Set within the secure grounds of the prestigious Fransche Hoek Estate, nestled between Chamonix and Haute Cabriere.
Here you will find the stately five-star Chateau du Pré and 36 charming, private Villas all of which promise guests a warm welcome and a wonderful stay. Also within the village is the fine-dining Sixteen-88 restaurant and for picnics or home entertaining you’ll be spoilt for choice at L’ermitage’s own sumptuous delicatessen.
L’ermitage is a guest-focussed village. A sense of old-fashioned community abounds in this aptly named sanctuary offering weary city-dwellers the tranquillity and relaxed atmosphere of a five-star hotel. In the midst of this courteous and kindly village with its vibrant piazza and swimming pools are superior modern amenities and the unparalleled lifestyle you would expect in this the food and wine capital of South Africa.
Chateau Du Pre
This glorious chateau is a boutique hotel consisting of five superior bedrooms, each luxuriously furnished and all with breathtaking views of the majestic Franschhoek mountain range. Rooms are equipped with King size beds, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD players and even a small kitchenette. All rooms have baths and showers, many also have private balconies along with other unexpected little luxuries. Guests can enjoy leisurely hours next to the heated swimming pool.
Each villa is spacious, luxuriously furnished and no expense has been spared on the finest finishing touches. Guests are welcome to choose from 16 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom villas. Each is fitted with a well-appointed, fully equipped kitchen especially designed for those who live to eat, rather than those who eat to live. And, to inspire the chef-in-you to try out new dishes, all sorts of surprises await you in the kitchen!
L’ermitage village offers the perfect setting for those who want to make their wedding really special and romantically unique. The champagne air off the fields of fynbos, the embrace of the Franschhoek Mountains and the spectacular natural setting promises to make L’ermitage weddings a much sought after attraction.
The non-denominational chapel offers a quiet sanctuary to the wedding couple and lends depth to the occasion. It has beautiful stained glass windows that give pause for contemplation and reflection. And its balcony provides a romantic gallery from which the happy couple can declare their vows in full view of their guests.
L’ermitage village offers an ideal conference venue with state-of-the art audiovisual equipment and seating for up to 60 delegates. The facilities are also perfect for smaller business and corporate conferences. The staff is experienced and attuned to the needs of business, ensuring seamless execution of instructions so that the focus of delegates is always on the business of the day.
For guests seeking a unique wellness experience there is the very special Skin & Body Sanctuary. It’s just the place to make sure that the peace of L’ermitage penetrates deep into the body, refreshing and cleansing in holistic treatments.
At this formal dining restaurant in L’ermitage village you can expect a gourmet-eating treat to tickle your taste buds and prime your palate. Dishes are inventive and fresh designed to enhance both alfresco or in-door dining. Here in this very special restaurant you get to experience the chef’s specialties in an intimate and Provençal-style setting.