La Galiniere aims to be your home away from home. Whether you’re joining us for just one night, or staying for a month or more, our cottages are equipped with everything you might need including all linen and towels, heating and cooling fans, TV with DSTV, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries, safes, and universal electrical adaptors (on request)
La Galiniere provides only self-catering accommodation. We’ve therefore made sure that our kitchen/kitchenettes are well-equipped so that you are able to cook a wide variety of meals. We provide a gas/electric oven & gas hob, microwave oven, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, and a wide range of crockery, cutlery, pans and cooking utensils. We also provide complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk for your arrival.
Both cottages provide a flat screen TV and DVD Player. With a subscription to DSTV, we provide a wide range of sports and movie channels. For the younger guests, we are able to supply of appropriate DVDs to watch (on request)
Both cottages share their own outdoor swimming pool, ideal for cooling off in the summer months. Pool towels are also available in the cottages. The swimming pool is fenced off.
Free Wifi Internet Access is available in both cottages with a speed of up to 2Mbps. Please note that Internet access in a rural location like Franschhoek can sometime be temperamental.
La Galiniere provides secure, under cover parking for guest vehicles
As well as the swimming pool, both cottages also share their own BBQ/braai area with seating for up to 8 guests. We ask that guests provide their own wood or charcoal for cooking.
La Galiniere does not provide laundry facilities on site. We recommend that guests use the excellent service provided in town by La Laundry (standard and express services available). An iron and ironing board are available on request.
A complimentary bottle of La Galiniere’s Cabernet Sauvignon is provided for every booking. Additional bottles are available for sale, on request.
Travel & Tourism Services
The owners of La Galiniere also own Franschhoek’s largest tourism services company, Winelands Experience, able to offer wine tours, village and dinner transfers, airport transfers chauffeur drives, car hire (with local pick up) and a wide range of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding. Contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +27 (0)21 876 4042.
Travelling with Children
La Galiniere welcomes families with children of all ages. For our youngest guests, we are able to provide travel cots and high chairs. If parents would like a night out on their own, our Cottage Manager, Rietha is able to provide babysitting services for R150/hour. Please provide as much advance notice as possible.
Grocery Shopping Service
If you’d like us to get you some essential groceries in before your arrival, just send us a shopping list. A R50 service charge applies..
Check In & Check Out
Check in is between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm and check out time between 8:00 am and 10.00 am. If you would like to check in early or check out late, please let us know and we’ll try to accommodate. Guests who need to arrive after 5:00pm must notify us in advance. Guests not informing us in advance will need to pay a R200 late check-in charge.
Our cottages are serviced every weekday, although we appreciate that some guests prefer their privacy and don’t need the cottage cleaned everyday. Just let us know when you check in.
La Galiniere’s cottages have a no smoking policy. Ashtrays are available outside each cottage.
La Galiniere has four German Shepherd dogs that roam freely on the farm. We are therefore unable to allow guests with pets to stay with us.
Emergency Medical Assistance
La Galiniere accepts payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, EFT/Wire Transfer and Cash
Keeping Warm in Winter
Both cottages have a fireplace, ideal for the winter nights. A complimentary basket of wood is provided. Additional wood can be purchased from us on request or bought from the local Pick ‘N Pay Supermarket or BP Garage in town. We also provide fan heaters and blankets.
La Galiniere uses borehole water, so unlike other accommodation facilities, you can be sure that you will not be restricted in your water use during our drought conditions. We do ask, however, that guests use water sparingly. Water is heated using solar power heaters.