Welcome to L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas, a stunning 34-bedroom Hotel with conference venue and chapel, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek winelands on the Fransche Hoek Wine an Olive Estate.
The exclusive 4* L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas offers luxury accommodation and sanctuary for the soul. With its breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, quaint cobbled street and indigenous fynbos, you will experience a unique and unforgettable taste of the Franschhoek Country lifestyle.
What is the weather like?
Don’t forget that South Africa’s position in the southern hemisphere means the warmest months are from November to March, however the average daytime high rarely drops below 15°C/60°F.
4 Star Luxury Hotel Accommodation
With modern amenities, breath-taking views and sophisticated décor, the 4-star L’Ermitage hotel is the epitome of tasteful decadence. French-inspired cobbled streets, fountains and exquisitely maintained gardens form the backdrop of one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape.
Chateau suites and the Villas are able to comfortably accommodate families, business professionals and couples alike. The convenience of the self-catering facilities ensure the freedom of a relaxing and uninterrupted vacation.
L’Ermitage offers the very best accommodation in Franschhoek featuring 34 luxuriously furnished and fitted suites and villas including 6 luxury suites arranged in the Chateau. All suites and villas have spectacular views over the valley and/or the majestic mountains that surround our beautiful Valley. The one and two bedroom villas are large spacious rooms with fully fitted kitchens, luxurious yet relaxing lounge/dining room area and large private patios.
Regardless of the reason for your visit, L’Ermitage’s idyllic setting and small-town charm make it the quintessential winelands experience.
The restaurant at L’ermitage offers visitors and hotel guests an elegant and hearty seasonal a la carte menu.
The restaurant also boasts an impressive selection of local wines.
In-room dining is also on offer for hotel guests who prefer to dine in the comfort and privacy of their rooms.
Surrounded by the majestic Franschhoek mountains, L’Ermitage is the ideal venue for your special day.
Our non-denominational chapel with stained-glass windows provides the perfect venue to exchange your vows. The chapel can accommodate 60 people while still enjoying the view of the bridal couple.
For your wedding reception, our banqueting centre, with built-in fireplace has been designed to suit the individual needs of your wedding reception and can comfortable accommodate 60 people including a dance floor.
L’Ermitage has seen its fair share of romantic proposals and has proven to be a popular wedding venue, no matter the season. L’Ermitage offers special rates for wedding guests who would like to spend extra time exploring the beautiful surroundings after your special day.
The bride can employ the services of our preferred professional service providers to assist her and her bridemaids in their preparation for the big event with on-site make-up and hairdressing professional. Memories of a wedding at L’Ermitage will linger for years to come, making excellent dinner conversation in your golden years.
Wedding packages are available that include a selection of buffets, set menus or unique dietary requirements of the couple concerned. Our team of chefs are renowned for their array of culinary skills and are able to fulfil any request.
Contact us to secure your Franschhoek wedding venue today!
Located just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town, L’Ermitage is a convenient and peaceful conference venue in Franschhoek. The property is ideally located for team building, corporate meetings and functions.
The luxurious accommodation, superb dining and the fully equipped conference facilities as well as a dedicated conference co-ordinator will ensure that all your expectation are met.
L’Ermitage conference facilities can be set up in the usual configuration, such as:
- Banquet style
- Cinema style
- Classroom style
- Boardroom style
We can customise the arrangements, according to your specifications and budget. Please note that capacity of the conference venue is subject to the seating style.
L’Ermitage is proud to provide services and facilities that cater for the needs of every guest.
Whether joining us for business or leisure, we are confident of making your visit as comfortable and convenient as it is pleasurable.
Feel free to make use of the following amenities:
- Credit card and Zapper facilities
- Roaming spa therapist with in-room treatments
- Wedding venue
- Conferencing facility
- Chapel with a church (service every Sunday at 10h00)
- Swimming pool with beautiful fountain
- Secure free parking
- DVD Library
- Laundry service
- Babysitting services
- Tourism Buddy students work experience
- Concierge desk
- Outsource shuttle service
- Luggage holding
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France in 1685, when Prostestantism was outlawed, hundreds of so-called Huguenots fled their homelands, 277 of them arriving by ship at the Cape of Good Hope. Many were given land by the Dutch government in a valley called Olifantshoek (Elephant’s Corner) – so named because of the vast herds of elephants that roamed the area. Soon after they settled here, it became known as Franschhoek.
The Franschhoek Valley is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands. It is known as the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine.
Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.
Affectionately known as the ‘French Corner’, boutique wineries and large-scale vineyards provide a refreshing assortment of labels that impress the most seasoned of connoisseurs. Sample local & French cheeses before enjoying an afternoon tour of the Cat se Pad trail on horseback or bicycle.
Explore the streets lined with art galleries and quaint family stores or join the locals for a game of Parisian-style boules.
Whether its enjoying a round at the nearby Jack Nicklaus Pearl Valley Golf Estate, paragliding over the valley, or relaxing with a spot of fly-fishing, this jewel of the Western Cape caters to sportsmen and daredevils alike or history buffs retracing Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom upon his release from nearby Groot Drakenstein Prison in 1990.