Autumn in the Franschhoek Valley is balmy and beautiful. It is the perfect season to enjoy all that is special about Winelands living. Relax with your loved ones over a lazy lunch, make the most of the fresh farm air or get all arty. Young or old, there is something special for everyone to enjoy.
Enjoy the school holidays at La Motte with a special menu of popular grown-up and kid combo meals. Choose burgers (gourmet or cheese), fancy fish cakes or crumbed goujons, waffles with grown-up trimmings or an all sprinkled-up kiddies version, to name but a few.
Complementing Chef Eric Bulpitt’s delicious à la carte menu, these holiday options are available from 23 April to 2 May. The restaurant is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.
Enjoy fresh air and fabulous Franschhoek Valley views on the
La Motte Hiking Trail. If you are relatively fit and have a sense of adventure, this 5 km trail along the Wemmershoek mountains on the estate is just the thing for you. Hike through vineyards and indigenous fynbos, explore GPS-marked fan leave aloes, use a detailed card for navigation and identify the wealth of birds on the farm. Available from Monday to Saturday. To book, click here.
For the Love of Art
Inspired by the art on the estate? Children can get creative while the grown-ups explore sculptures in the gardens or visit the La Motte Museum with its treasured Pierneefs and the special Celebrating the Love of Art - a personal selection by Hanneli Rupert Koegelenberg exhibition. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and entrance is complimentary.
Join us for a final talk on the exhibition Celebrating the Love of Art.
Hayden Proud, curator at the Iziko South African National Gallery, shares insights about highlights of the exhibition with reference to exceptional works by Irma Stern, Marianne Podlashuc, Maggie Laubser and Käthe Kollwitz.
Enjoy a glass of La Motte Méthode Cap Classique upon arrival for the presentation in the Syrah Studio at the La Motte Tasting Room, followed by walkabout of the exhibition in the La Motte Museum. The talk concludes at the Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant with a delightful opera cake inspired dessert with seasonal fruit and rose petals from the bounty of La Motte’s garden’s served with tea in elegant hand-made tea-sets by Ella-Lou O’Meara.