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Cosy wine estate in beautiful setting!

We had lunch at this wine estate and thoroughly loved it. Patrons sit under a large covered patio... read more

Reviewed today
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Good food

We met some friends here for lunch. The food was very tasty but we all agreed over priced. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie v
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This historic estate was originally part of the great La Provence farm given to French Huguenot farmers in 1694. Over the years the property was divided and the portion which is now Rickety Bridge was granted to Paulina De Villiers, one of the first...more
R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2129
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had lunch at this wine estate and thoroughly loved it. Patrons sit under a large covered patio looking out over the mountains and well maintained garden. We had mussels for lunch. The Best I ever had! The wine train is stopping there as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank schatzilein944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends here for lunch. The food was very tasty but we all agreed over priced. We had the trout, calamari salad, crumbed calamari, fish, butter chicken and beef burger( lovely all around). 2 people had the chicken burger which was apparently not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bonnie v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high expectations when we went to Rickety Bridge, but they were not really met. The wine tasting was a bit strange, information about the wines were almost none and we thought that it felt more like they wanted to serve as many people...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Malin_o_Jonas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second stop on the green line if you're on the wine tram. The welcome to this farm was welcome, with both management and staff overseeing and ensuring that guests had a seat as quickly as possible. Every party is mindful of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelerWeimersA
Reviewed 9 December 2018

If you’re expecting an out of this world experience staying here, Rickety Bridge will not be the place for you. The Lodge is comfortable and ou suite was adequate but the bathroom shower had seen better days. My friend and I were there for five...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philippa D
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Arrived at vineyard via the tram from Franschhoek, from start to finish, we had a whale of a time. Started off with lunch with wine of course! And then onto the tasting. Staff were really friendly and extremely attentive. White wine of course was scrummy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 383kg563THS
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We walked here from La Provence, where we were staying. We were warmly greeted and served immediately. We opted for the paired taster menu. The food, service, drinks and setting were just beautiful. A really special place to stop on your wine tour. We purchased...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Salc71
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Unfriendly staff, who in no way tried to accomadation to guests. Waited for very long to get served.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navigate54488494660
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This was our favourite vineyard on our month long tour of South Africa. We arrived by tram and had lunch in the lovely restaurant. We chose the tasting menu with wine pairing. We don’t drink white wine but they were happy to accommodate us. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank antano2013
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had an unhurried wine tasting at Rickety Bridge that was followed by a great lunch on the deck. As with most vineyards, the ambiance was outstanding. We did purchase a bottle of their Savignon Blanc to enjoy at our hotel .. .. .. which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Russ C
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18 June 2018|
Response from shireh2018 | Reviewed this property |
We drove, it’s about an hour in a car but I think there is transport to Franschhoek from Cape Town itself.