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Tradition Meets Modernity at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate

Located between the Dassenberg Mountain and the Franschhoek River, the vineyard blends perfectly into an almost picturesque panorama. Rickety Bridge is a winery with a long tradition. With a history going back to 1797, the estate and its legacy have been passed on to the Crosbie family from the UK.

This historic estate was originally part of the great La Provence farm given to French Huguenot farmers in 1694. Over the years the property was divided and the portion which is now Rickety Bridge was granted to Paulina De Villiers, one of the first female landowners in South Africa, in 1797.


Stay over in our luxurious rooms overlooking the Franschhoek Mountains.

News & Events


We are ecstatic to announce outstanding achievements at the prestigious National Wine Challenge (NWC) 2024! We claimed the prestigious Double Platinum title, securing a coveted spot among the Top 100 recipients. Additionally, we were honoured with two Double Gold awards.

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Most Romantic Wedding Destination 2024 – Western Cape

Rickety Bridge Estate is thrilled to announce our latest accolade: Most Romantic Wedding Destination 2024 – Western Cape, as awarded by Lux Life Magazine in the Global Wedding Awards 2024!

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IWSC 2024 Honours for our Winemaking Team

We are ecstatic to announce outstanding four achievements at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2024!

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What our visitors say

  • Exceptional

    Wij willen vooral het super vriendelijke en gastvrije personeel bedanken voor hun goede zorg, met name Martha en Perfect. (Translation: We would especially like to thank the super friendly and hospitable staff for their good care, especially Martha and Perfect.)

    Anke, June 2024


  • Gorgeous stay at Rickety Bridge

    Beautiful location, excellent breakfast, attentiveness, amazing communication, and the most incredible staff. Martha looked after us from when we checked in until our last day checking out. The entire stay felt like you were visiting family instead of just staying at a guesthouse. The farm itself is beyond beautiful and so close to Franschhoek village. Of course, you have to go and enjoy your complimentary wine tasting as well.

    Anria, May 2024

    South Africa

  • Can’t imagine a better place to stay in Franschhoek

    The best part of the whole trip was Martha, who took great care of us from start to finish. It’s so nice being in the old Manor House with the thatched roof and cool wooden features. Perfect location. They lit the fire for us to enjoy in the sitting room and breakfast was amazing.

    Cian, June 2024


  • Amazing stay in an amazing room at an amazing location, thank you!

    Amazing location, great to stay in a vineyard. Room was amazing! Staff were so friendly and the breakfast was great. We loved it and hope to get back there sometime!

    Richard, June 2024

    United Kingdom