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About Le Ballon Rouge Guest House

Built in 1908 as two Victorian-styled homesteads, Ballon Rouge today offers tastefully appointed guest accommodation in Standard and Superior rooms all perfectly situated in the heart of Franschhoek.

Franschhoek is ideally located for exploring the Western Cape with its breathtaking scenery and winelands, being only 45 minutes by car to Cape Town and its international airport.

Deluxe rooms are air-conditioned, with TV, private telephone, and underfloor heated bathrooms. Our penthouse suite offers exceptional panoramic views from a private deck.

A modern spa caters for complete relaxation and tranquillity, or enjoy a glass of Franschhoek’s award-winning wines in our cosy lounge. To provide utmost privacy and tranquillity, Le Ballon Rouge has decided to discontinue its restaurant service to the general public. Exclusively for our guests, light meals can be served by David and we can provide more elaborate dining for groups with 24 hours' prior notice.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Le Ballon Rouge Guest House

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Sandra Quick
12 March 2018

Enjoyed our stay, hope to be back sometime.Lovely town

Brian Looney
15 January 2018

No drinking water in the bedroom, pillow very uncomfortable, liquid soap instead of a bar soap, no toothpaste. The TV is just in the bedroom to tick a box, not in a proper position.

Gerda Prinsloo
01 January 2018

Very nice place for an overnight stay

Natascha Strauss
25 April 2017

Checking in was effortless. They were very accommodating by allowing us to drop our car and bags before hopping onto the wine tram.

Henri Prinsloo, South Africa
18 August 2015

A pleasant stay in an elegant room. Comfortable beds with crisp white sheets and a nice sized clean bathroom. Walking distance to a host of excellent restaurants.  The outside rooms are on a well traveled road. Breakfast was simple but good.

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Le Ballon Rouge Guest House is 0.5km from the centre of Franschhoek , the nearest airport 58.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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