Location: Francshhoek
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L’Ermitage is a luxurious winelands retreat, set on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountain in an exclusive Franschhoek Estate. A beautifully appointed selection of French inspired chateaus and villas lie on the foothills of the fynbos covered mountain backdrop, home to some of the finest wines in the region.
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L’Ermitage Lounge

About L’Ermitage

Set on a working farm producing world class Sauvignon Blanc, this romantic destination is a favourite amongst honeymooners and winelands explorers. An idyllic mountainside french country setting, with sweeping views of the magnificent hills and rolling vineyards, L’Ermitage is a charming country escape that delights the most discerning traveller.

L’Ermitage Accommodation

L’Ermitage is a French inspired setting with cobbled streets and perfectly manicured gardens, offering luxurious chateau suites and 36 beautifully appointed private villas, comfortably accommodating families and groups.

Tastefully furnished with modern amenities, and sophisticated decor, L’Ermitage offers decadent luxury in the gourmet capital of the spectacular Cape Winelands. Equipped with a fantastic on site restaurant, L’Ermitage caters for the most indulgent of French breakfasts using carefully selected ingredients. Room service menus also provide scrumptious lunch and dinner menu options for guests’ pleasure, should they choose to dine in.

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L’Ermitage Suite

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L’Ermitage Bathroom

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L’Ermitage Suite

L’Ermitage Activities and Attractions

L’Ermitage is surrounded by a colourful variety of attractions. With a magnificent selection of fine restaurants and wine producers, dining is a delightful experience in this charming historical town, regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Apart from the myriad of delectable tastes for the pallet, there are a variety of other activities to enjoy in the surrounding area:

  • Wine tasting at nearby farms in the Franschhoek valley
  • Private wine tastings and cellar tours
  • Championship golf courses situated in close proximity to Franschhoek – Pearl Valley Golf Estate, Erinvale Golf Estate, Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate and De Zalze Golf Estate are a few to choose from
  • Hot air ballooning in nearby Paarl
  • Trout fishing
  • Hiking or mountain biking in the nearby reserves
  • Visit the Huguenot Monument or one of the historic museums in the village of Franschhoek


Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and are on the ground specialists. Our  exclusive private wine tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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The Franschhoek Valley

The Franschhoek Valley

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L’Ermitage Dining