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Location:Cape Winelands, South Africa

Cape Winelands

Le Ballon Rouge

Le Ballon Rouge is an intimate and charming guest house within walking distance of the café-lined main street of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Decor is a quirky mix of antique and art deco and the en suite rooms are spacious and comfortable.

A restored turn-of-the-(previous)-century building, Le Ballon Rouge is decorated with a bright Victorian flourish, each room receiving individual attention. Rooms range from comfortable twins to large and luxurious loft suites.

Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse is near centre of Franschhoek – a delightful village in the Cape Winelands and home to more fine restaurants than people. Food, wine and the beautiful countryside sit high up on the menu and Le Ballon is a great base from which to explore the Franschhoek Winelands area, the mountains, the nature reserves and neighbouring valleys.

All rooms at Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, tea and coffee, and either mountain or garden views; the superior rooms have separate showers, heated towel rails and air conditioning. But if you can spare the cash, you have to go for the massive master suite: featuring an antique-deco bathroom with underfloor heating, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, lounge, kitchenette, and a rooftop deck with an open-air hot tub and a magnificent view of the mountains.

Facilities

Eight en suite rooms including two suites, three superior rooms and five standard rooms; ceiling fans in every room; tea/coffee stations; garden or mountain view; swimming pool; breakfast terrace; dining room with lunches and dinners for large groups or on request; garden and veranda.

Activities

With more than 40 farms in the Franschhoek Valley, a tasting tour of the local wine farms is an absolute must - your host will be happy to assist with choosing the farms to visit and there are organised tours if you don't wish to make use of the spittoon. Other must-do activities in Franschhoek include dining out at any number of award-winning restaurants in the village and a thorough exploration of its boutique shops, art galleries, street cafés and monuments. Further afield you can visit nature reserves, hike, explore the mountains, visit wildlife sanctuaries and generally live the life in the Cape Winelands.

Similar Properties in Cape Winelands

Ashbourne House

Whet your appetite and clean your palette. You’re in Franschhoek. They’ve been growing grapes and guzzling the bounty for centuries. Ashbourne House is a restored colonial treat. Seed loaf bread, fat muffins, home made marmalade. Bring bigger clothes. Thank the lord they provide bath robes.

Evergreen Manor

Evergreen Manor is a charming guesthouse smack in the centre of charming (if a little bustling) Stellenbosch, which is smack in the centre of the Cape's Wine Country.

Klein Genot

If you've ever dreamed of owning a wine farm, you can try before you buy at Klein Genot Wine and Country Estate. Or you can make an annual pilgrimage here and save yourself the bother.

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