Location: La Residence lies at the heart of a private 30 acres’ working farm, just outside the attractive village of Franschhoek, complete with vineyards, plum orchards, a dam and fragrant manicured gardens.
Rooms: 11 luxury & superior suites, as well as 5 recently opened vineyard suites, all of which are luxuriously appointed with palatial bathrooms and decorated with fine antiques, exquisite Persian carpets and an eclectic mix of objects d’art. An integral part of the experience is the elaborate and unique interior of each suite which has its own colour scheme and set of design influences. Space is the byword here: soaring mountain views from every suite and bathrooms that open onto generous sunny balconies which offer the opportunity to relax and admire the view.
Facilities: Restaurant, spa, swimming pool, bar, library. The dining hall and living room resemble a manor hall with chequered marble flooring, walk-in fireplaces and large chandelier, leading onto terraces with roses and a fountain for al fresco summer evenings. Included in the accommodation rate is breakfast, house drinks, minibar, laundry and transfers to/from the town of Franschhoek.
Activities: Local activities include swimming, mountain and village walks, private wine tastings at various estates, cheese tasting and trout fishing. For a wine tour with a difference, saddle up and visit the Vignerons de Franschhoek on horseback. Alternatively you can indulge in deep relaxation with an array of relaxing treatments, available in the privacy of your own room or private balcony.
Children: Children over 10 years are welcome in the main hotel, while children of all ages are welcome in the five Vineyard Suites.
Our Opinion: Hidden amidst colourful gardens & vineyards beneath the spectacular Franschhoek mountains, La Residence offers luxury accommodation and excellent dining.