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Elephant Lodge
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We spent the last 3 nights of our trip here and what a memory to go back with. Everything about Elephant Lodage is brilliant - fantastic views, extremely helpful staff, lovely breakfasts. We stayed in one of the poolside rooms which was very spacious and comfortably furnished. Cecilia is a great host and had booked restaurants for us in advance of our arrival in case restaurants were fully booked. The pool catches the sun all day long and is very refreshing. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Poolside room was great
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

A lovely position overlooking vineyards on the outskirts of Franschoek. Beautiful views over the valley. Excellent service, friendly and helpful at all times. The building has character and there is plenty of room. the pool is big enough for the small number of guests, and is in great location for the sun.
Great full breakfast cooked exactly how you want.
Overall could not fault anything about this hotel.
Not approving of some of the animal trophies, but otherwise great stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed 2 nights at Elephant Lodge in February and Cecilia and her staff looked after us very well. She managed to find a restaurant for us at short notice which was fantastic and on the Chamonix wine estate itself. The location of the lodge is very special, with beautiful views of the country all around. Wish we had had longer there.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We enjoyed our 3 nights at Elephant lodge in Franschhoek this February. The lodge and surrounding wine yards made a brilliant setting for our romantic stay. And Cecilia and her staff made all our stay successful with her delicate breakfast and ideas for activities in the area. We strongly recommend this lodge for anyone looking for beauty and a nice stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great place in stunning location, Cecilia and her team brilliant Cecilia booked restaurants and other venues for us. Very clean only negative was bed very noisy every time you moved made a terrible noise so little sleep the first night, Cecilia did her best to rectify this for us but, I think they need to change the bed. Will definately go back there again to recharge my batteries in a lovely peaceful setting

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Set up the hillside from the town it boasts tremendous views into and along the valley. We stayed in the garden room and enjoyed the extra space. The pool is long enough to have a proper swim and you would be very pushed to better the views of the mountains and valley from the poolside chairs. Cecilia is just so attentive and serves a great cooked to order breakfast. We'll definitely return in the future.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Attentive service, very friendly staff.
Fireplace for romantic hours.
Nice and quiet place with flair.
Wonderfull view over the valley.
Very good breakfast.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Chamonix Farm | Near Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Franschhoek
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a mountain slope and blessed with unsurpassed views of the Franschhoek valley and mountain ranges, this spectacular Cape Dutch style residence is situated on 5.7 hectares of some of the finest vinyards in Franschhoek. Comprising five double bedrooms, all en-suite, as well as outside swimming pool and terrace with stunning views all round, this luxury residence is perfectly located for experiencing the very best the Western Cape has to offer. ... more   less 

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