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Auberge La Dauphine is situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, only 50 minutes drive from Cape Town and 2 minutes drive from Franschhoek village. Set in 4 hectares with its own vineyards, orchards and dam, it offers wonderful bed and breakfast accommodation in a sympathetically converted former wine store and 3 cottages.

Our spacious guest rooms and suites have both bath and shower en-suite, TV, air-conditioning/heating, and tea and coffee making facilities. The little patio areas in front of our rooms and suites have tables and chairs allowing guests to relax and take advantage of the lovely views. Our 3 cottages have both double and twin rooms with en-suite bath and shower, lounges, kitchens, airconditioning/heating and DSTV. Huge breakfasts are served in the sunny breakfast room or in the courtyard by the fountain. Laze in the garden by the swimming pool, have a game of tennis, enjoy a sundowner in the gazebo at the dam, say hello to our rescue donkeys and chickens in their paddocks, or take the dogs for a walk around the vines - the choice is yours. We can organise wine tours and tastings (on horse-back if you wish), trout fishing, walking and mountain biking. The village has an extensive range of shops, galleries and cafes. Numerous award-winning restaurants in and around Franschhoek give it the title of gourmet region of South Africa.

At Auberge La Dauphine we will make your visit to this beautiful valley one you will want to repeat.

Services & facilities:
* Tennis court
* Laundry service
* Guest lounge
* Breakfast/dining room
* Restaurant walking distance
* Swimming pool
* Pets by arrangement
* Self-catering
* Dam with gazebo


Tennis court, carp fishing in our dam, Horse riding, mountain biking, walking and fly-fishing are the more energetic pursuits on offer as well as wine-tasting at the local farms, shopping for excellent art and craft in the extensive range of shops in the village and sampling the food of some of South Africa's finest restaurants, bird watching, beautiful gardens and tennis.

Rooms and Units Available:

The Pinotage Room:
A king size double-bedded spacious room with en suite bathroom, separate bath and shower. This is an upstairs room approached by an external staircase and has wonderful views of the mountains.

The large windows offer stunning views of the mountains and countryside on two sides. A fridge and coffee & tea facilities are available. This room also has air-conditioning/heating and DSTV.

The Pinotage Room:
This is a large room with a four poster bed, sofa and slipper bath and separate shower. This room also includes air-conditioning/heating as well as a fridge and tea & coffee facilities & DSTV.

The Merlot Suite:
This suite has a king size bed on the upper level allowing you to lie in bed with a spectacular view of the mountains and vineyard.

The ground floor sitting room opens on to the courtyard. The bathroom also has a separate shower and has recently been refitted. A fridge, tea & coffee facilities are on hand. Air-conditioning/ heating and DSTV are available.

The Beaujolais Suite:
The upstairs sitting area has views of mountains and paddocks full of Arab horses whilst the queen size bed downstairs looks out on to the courtyard fountain. A newly fitted bathroom and separate shower are some features of this room as well as air-conditioning/heating and DSTV. A fridge with tea and coffee facilities are available.

The Chardonnay Suite:
This is the family room. A split-level room, which sleeps 4 - twins upstairs, a queen size downstairs giving on to the courtyard and the secluded blue and white garden with stunning mountain views.

This is a very large room with space to put an extra bed if necessary. The en suite bathroom has both bath and separate shower.

The room is also very suitable for the wheelchair bound. The room has air-conditioning/heating, tea & coffee making facilities and DSTV for your convenience.

Acorn, Toffee & Appels Cottages:
The cottages sleeps 4/5. One double-bedded room has en suite bath & shower, and a twin also has en suite bath & shower. In the central sitting room the sofa bed can provide additional sleeping.

The kitchenette is fully equipped and the living area has a cosy wood burner for winter warmth as well as DSTV.

Outside, the cottage has its own patio with braai. It is close to the swimming pool so children can be supervised easily from the patio.
Acorn Cottage (Queen and 2 singles)
Queen bed and 2 single beds. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Sleeps 4 Adults

Beaujolais Suite
Queen four poster bed with en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and heating. DSTV and a fridge with tea and coffee facilities which are also available. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Sleeps 2 Adults

Chardonnay Suite
The Chardonnay is our family suite with twin beds upstairs on a mezzanine floor, a Queen bed downstairs, with en-suite bath. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Merlot Suite
The Merlot Suite has a King bed on an upstairs mezzanine floor with lovely double aspect views. En-suite bath. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Pinotage Room
The Pinotage is a large upstairs room with double aspect views, a King bed (can be twin), TV, tea. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Shiraz Room
The Shiraz has a King 4 poster bed, en-suite slipper bath and shower, TV, tea and coffee, air-con/heating and a table and chairs outside in the courtyard. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Double Bed and 2 single beds. Rates go up by 5% between 22 December and 10 January
Sleeps 4 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

We reserve the right to deduct 100% of the quoted room(s) rate if you cancel less than 7 days prior to arrival, or for a “no show”.
Cancellation 8 days or more before arrival we reserve the right to retain 20% to cover administration/processing fees.
Departures prior to the booked departure date will attract full payment of the quoted room(s) rate for the originally-booked dates (up to a maximum of 3 days).


Drive through Franschhoek village to the Huguenot Monument. Turn right and continue for 1k until you see Verdun Road on your left. Take Verdun Road, and after 100 yards our driveway is on your right through our vineyard.

From Franschhoek Pass
Drive down the Pass and keep the Huguenot Monument on your left. Go past the Monument and continue for 1k until you see Verdun Road on your left. Take the left turn & our driveway will be 100 meters on the right.

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