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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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Golden, Colorado
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rickety Bridge is a charming B&B located a short drive from Franschhoek. Our room was in the manor house, which is a traditionally decorated, spacious building, with two rooms upstairs and one downstairs. The staff was very welcoming, and helped us get our luggage up the narrow stairs and get situated in a large, comfortable room. The grounds were beautiful,... More 

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Ricketybridge1, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review our Guest Lodge, Rickety Bridge. My staff are very proud of the service they give and it is wonderful to be able to pass on your comments to them. Because service is what makes a good hotel- I am delighted we were able to deliver this. From all the staff at Rickety... More 

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming location, wonderful service, a "Must " on your visit to the Cape. The whole experience was so relaxing. Well done Rickety Bridge for the warm welcome and charming service during our stay. The town is only 5mins away, and driving is no problem.

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Ricketybridge1, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful review as well as for sharing your experience here at Rickety Bridge with other readers. I am delighted we were able to send you away feeling relaxed and happy. I hope to see you again one day soon. More 

Bloemfontein
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in thr Bass Provance Manir house , witch is part of Rickety Bridge Estate , just next door. The rooms were spacious and very nicely decorated.The linnen was pristine , and bathroom gorgeous and what a luxury to have underfloor heating! Staff were very friendly and the breakfast was 5 star qaulity.

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Ricketybridge1, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your valued opinion. What a pleasure to receive your wonderful review! Basse Provence is the sister property of Rickety Bridge and enjoys the same high level of service one has come to expect throughout Rickety I was thrilled to read your positive comments, not only on our staff, but on our culinary... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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Ricketybridge1, Manager at Rickety Bridge Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Rickety Bridge. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you had the opportunity to savor not only our own magnificent wines but also some other wonderful South Africa’s wines. Franschhoek is lucky to be able to offer some of the best restaurants... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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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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 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 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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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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