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La Motte Wine Estate

R45, Main Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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South Africa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Amazing setting, well presented food. Both of our food had flavours we didn't think worked. Perhaps we had expected too much after all the recommendations we received on this place. Menu expensive for quality. Very good waitrons. Will not rush back unless for wine and snacks.

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Ranco, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Not been here since the facelift. They have done a great job. Really nice atmosphere. Staff are very nice, and the food was good quality. Would only ask if there should be a few lighter options on the main course menu. As there appeared not to be too many salad options. But overall was very good and would rush back... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had the most amazing wine tasting with the nicest hostess. Thier ciabata breads were a personal fovourite. :)

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124 reviews 124 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is one of the grand wineries of The Cape. It's almost ostentatious or elitist in its attention to detail in the interior design of the environment. No expense has been spared to craft both a fine dining and wine tasting experience but I would caution the experience is delivered on an industrial scale. For me this winery lacked one... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Needing some exercise after too much good food and drink during the first half of our stay in South Africa, I asked our B&B host to recommend somewhere to take a walk. How lucky we were that she recommended La Motte. My husband and I had the most lovely day doing the full La Motte experience. We took the 5km... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

we booked the hike and wine tasting from the UK which was useful so on the Monday morning we turned up for the hike at 9am presuming as it was only available at that time on a Monday we would be in a group but you just turn up pay they give you a bottle of water and a map.... More 

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Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This Wine Estate was the only one open in Franschhoek on a Monday (something I hadn't expected so may be worth considering for planning purposes!). The wine tasting also finished at 5pm sharp. The wine selection, the wines themselves and the setting were fab. We had a rather disinterested server so the experience could have been better but other servers... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have visited many wine estates in Italy and in South Africa and I can honestly say La Motte is a piece of paradise on earth! In the shadow of the mountain and close to the charming town, Franschhoek, the tranquility and beautiful facilities took my breath away. We had a lovely Sunday breakfast in the restaurant and a stroll... More 

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The Mount, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Have been there for breakfast! Nothing else to say more than delicious and beautiful! A must do!!! The little shop for souenirs was also nice to see and to buy from!

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

La Motte is certainly one of the most picturesque wine estates the Western Cape has to offer. Service is friendly. My food was inedible and I subsequently left hungry. I returned yesterday to try the advertised hike. I was asked to pay for the hiking permit; this requirement is not stated on their website and necessitated an extra trip to... More 

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