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La Petite Ferme Celebrates 40 Years

This year marks a milestone in the history of La Petite Ferme.

The award-winning, 5-star luxury boutique hotel and wine estate is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Situated on the slopes of Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain with unrivalled views across the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, the now legendary La Petite Ferme’s 40-year journey began back in 1984.

From humble beginnings ‘the little farm’ has, over four decades, grown and evolved into a memorable winelands destination that today includes a boutique hotel, an award-winning restaurant rich in the culinary heritage and bounty of the winelands and a celebrated winery that produces a full range of hand-crafted wines (red, white and rosé) from its own boutique style cellar, managed by the celebrated winemaker, Wikus Pretorius.

Founded by the visionary Dendy Young family, La Petite Ferme has long stood as testament to inspired living with its world-class luxury accommodation, exquisite dining and superlatives wines and its unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and unparalleled experiences to discerning guests.

Today, under the ownership of The Nest Estate, La Petite Ferme continues to honour its founders’ legacy, while embracing the future with wide open arms.

Respecting the past, but always looking to the future, in December 2023 La Petite Ferme turned the page and started a new chapter – the re-imagining of one of the farm’s old wine cellars into sumptuous new suites. The aptly named Winery Suites, proof of La Petite Ferme’s boundless desire for innovation, offer modern comfort and sun-kissed interiors with all the amenities and a tranquil charm in a fresh, contemporary country setting. Each suite, named after five La Petite Ferme’s wine labels, has its own private balcony, and a new pool shared exclusively by Winery Suites’ guests.

La Petite Ferme’s other accommodation options include the Vineyard Suites and the sophisticated 5-suite Manor House.

“Traditionally a celebration of 40 years is known as the ruby anniversary. But, for La Petite Ferme at this time, it’s the actual number ‘40’ that has the greater significance as it aptly signifies new life, new growth, transformation and change”, says Riaan Kruger, General Manager of La Petite Ferme.

“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary we extend thanks to all our loyal guests and to our staff for their tireless dedication, and we invite you to join us and indulge in the splendour of La Petite Ferme and toast to 40 years of memories, milestones and magnificent moments.”

La Petite Ferme, a leading wine estate situated on the slopes of the Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain Range, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, is the perfect destination for local and international guests. Offering unparalleled vistas, luxurious accommodation and award-winning cuisine and wines, its accommodation comprises five beautifully appointed Vineyard suites, five recently renovated Manor House Suites – each with spectacular views and comfort and five luxury Winery Suites, recently converted from the old Wine Cellar. It is home to an award-winning restaurant which serves country cuisine with a fresh contemporary touch. In addition, La Petite Ferme’s small and intimate boutique style cellar, managed by winemaker Wikus Pretorius offers a full range of wines which includes red, white and rosé. The wines are available at selected retail outlets but can be bought online. It also offers wine tastings, a mobile Beauty Spa that brings the spa experience to the privacy of your room and bikes for guests wishing to sightsee from the saddle. La Petite Ferme was recently honoured at the prestigious 2023 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards receiving awards in four categories: Best Scenic Environment Hotel; Best Country Hotel in Africa; Best Culinary Experience in Africa and Best Small Hotel in Africa; and also at the 17th annual World Luxury Hotel Awards 2023, earning three awards: Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in South Africa, with La Petite Ferme Restaurant receiving recognition for Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Restaurant in Africa and Best Panoramic Views in Africa. With its romantic setting La Petite Ferme is ideal for weddings, special functions and events for the most discerning guest. Within easy reach of the winelands and tourist attractions, it is conveniently located less than three minutes from the village of Franschhoek and an hour’s drive from Cape Town and the Airport.

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