Riverside Cottages is a subdivision of the farm Bourgogne which was
among the first Huguenot farms proclaimed in 1694. The farm was first granted to
Pierre de Villiers, by Simon van der Stel. However, in 1800 the farm changed
hands, and was held by the Roux family for many years. The Le Roux family
descendants continue to farm here to this day, on our behalf.
Shaded by 150 year old oaks, the farm house at La Bourgogne is a classic example of "Cape English"
style, which is in effect early to mid Victorian. Our farm has a warmth and
charm which captivates all who visit us.
- home to Riverside Cottages - is a working farm producing high quality wine
and other farm products. The Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne are converted staff houses, dating
back to 1952, and are situated on the banks of the river between a pear orchard
to the west and oaks and willows to the east. The glow of sunset colours on the
Middagkrans Mountains, framed by the trees, is
A swimming pool with sun loungers, parasols and a deck
overhangs the river providing the perfect place to unwind and take in
Franschhoek's magificent mountain views whilst having a casual braai. Our
cottages are comfortable living in a beautiful and tranquil setting, ideal for
wondeful summers, family retreat or a cosy, romantic winter weekend away.
The stream which runs through the farm, is a tributary of
the Franschhoek River, and plays a meaningful role in
the supply of water to our farm, and to those down stream of us. Please respect
the river and all its environs. A pair of Black Duck lives on the river, we
have Cape Eagle Owls in the oaks surrounding us, and
genet cats can make the keeping chickens a hazardous matter.
The farm produces plums, pears, butternut, grapes and
olives. We supply plums to export markets in Europe
and the Mid/Far East, and the farm continues to win prizes and awards due to
the efforts of our farming team.
The Franschhoek valley has something for everyone ...
hiking, golf, horseriding and fly-fishing can be enjoyed in close proximity to