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Rickety Bridge Country House

R45 | Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rickety Bridge is the most wonderful place to stay in order to taste the amazing South African wines and sample the incredible cooking in the restaurants in the surrounding area . it is very comfortable and stylish with kind and helpful staff nothing is too much trouble. A perfect restful haven .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely place. Very private, excellent service from reservations manager Shani to the lovely staff at breakfast. Rooms are superb! Clean, spacious and tasteful. The perfect getaway. Thank you very much for your hospitality, the attention to detail and for giving us 2 days of total relaxation in a beautiful set up.

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Ancilla, Thank you or the very kind review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards Andrew More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We only stayed for one day in this fantastic little piece of heaven. Enjoying amazing wines, in the company of a great group of people with a scenery straight out of an art book. It really is worth a stop our a detour when traveling in the south African cape. The food, the wine, the rooms, everything breaths the life... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Dirk, Many thanks for the very kind words and for appreciating the hard work that we have put into making our guests experience enjoyable and relaxing. we look forward to welcoming you back to the estate on your next visit. regards Andrew More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding here and it was perfect! The setting is stunning. Our wedding was small with only. 30 people but it didn't look too big a venue at all. Michele ( the functions manager) was great and delivered our specific requirements throughout the day and made sure everything ran on time. Nena of Ivy Blue flowers and decor... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Claudine, Many thanks for the very kind review and for choosing Rickety Bridge for your special day. We look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary. Regards Andrew More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I visited Franshhoek for our 33rd wedding anniversary and took the wine tram tour. The last estate on the red route is Rickety Bridge which we found really charming. There was a wedding on so we could not eat and only enjoyed the wine tasting. Unfortunately the service was very slow and we were rushed to finish... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, General Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Doug, Many thanks for the kind review and we are delighted to have been part of your special celebration. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the wines and we look forward to seeing you back to try the restaurant. Regards Andrew More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been here twice and enjoy it, lovely breakfast and spacious lounges.The lunches are good but it can get very busy so book up. However area around pool is a bit cramped.Good wine tasting (free if you stay) and you can board the Wine Train here as this is one of the stops, no need to go into town.... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive review and great to have you back at Rickety Bridge. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything we have to offer, including lunch, wine tasting and the Wine Tram. Next time, try your hand at a bit of Boules on the lawns, or cornholing in front of the tasting room, both... More 

Gateshead,England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Rickety Bridge is a place which I will remember all my days and it is very difficult indeed to fault it. The setting is beyond beautiful, the food excellent and the wine superb (of course). We stayed in the Manor House for my daughter's wedding and from the moment we checked in I knew that I wouldn't want to leave.... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Martin Many thanks for the lovely review. It was great to have you and your family stay with us and thank you for sharing such a special day with your friends and family on our lawns. I will pass all of the compliments on the Martha and her team and we look forward to seeing you back at Rickety... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Thank you, Rickety Bridge, for making our dream wedding come true! My family and I enjoyed three nights in the Manor House, with ample space, a private swimming pool and fantastic staff who cooked us breakfast every day and looked after us so well. We had our wedding on the lawn area, and we could not have asked for a... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, General Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted that you had such a magical time with us and it was such a pleasure to be the setting for your special day. We hope to see you back in Franschhoek sooner rather than later. Best regards Andrew More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This beautifully restored historic house was a true delight to stay in. Five minutes from the centre of Franschhoek, with stunning views of the mountains on both sides of the valley, the ambience was a heady mixture of romance, tranquility and polished rustic charm. The bed was exquisitely comfortable and the bathroom completely luxurious. The staff were very welcoming and... More 

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Many thanks for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciate all the subtle details that have gone into creating the charm at Rickety Bridge. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rickety in the near future. Best Regards Andrew Harris More 

Devon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our second stay at Rickety Bridge and it certainly did not disappoint. The bed was so comfortable and the breakfast delicious with so much choice. Very well looked after by Martha and the team. We enjoyed time spent around the pool with our friends and felt extremely privileged to be staying at such an exclusive house.

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AndrewRoyHarris, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear RubyTuesday, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted that you had such a great visit to Rickety and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Andrew Harris More 

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