La Residence is located an easy 1 hour drive from Cape Town, situated in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, nestled away on a 30-acre estate surrounded by orchards, vineyards, wild flowers, herbs, and even a springbok sanctuary. La Residence Franschhoek is a romantic and indulgent haven where the interiors are magnificently filled with a fusion of rich fabrics, wonderful artwork, and antique furniture, much of which is French inspired.
The view from La Residence
About La Residence Franschhoek
Luxurious Beyond Boundries
If you are looking for the finest in luxury, with discreet and professional service, where everything from cutlery to bathrooms is managed to the highest level of quality, then La Residence is the perfect place for clients demanding the best of everything. Eleven individually-decorated suites, adorned with vibrant colors and boasting spectacular views with palatial en-suite bathrooms that just ooze glamour. The main house almost represents a cathedral of theatrical decor, and guests will feel very much a part of the furniture within minutes of arrival, as staff pamper you with their offerings.
La Residence Villas offer complete flexibility, comfort and superior service to make holidaying with family and friends totally effortless and enjoyable.
Five Villas in the Vineyard are a stone’s throw away from La Residence main house and enjoy a tranquil vineyard setting. All are beautifully furnished and offer spacious accommodation in a variety of configurations for up to 20 guests. Children of all ages are welcome. There are stylish rooms for dining and relaxing and luxurious bedrooms with marble en-suite bathrooms. All have private terraces and gardens; four have their own pools. Complimentary drinks and snacks, wide screen televisions and DVD players all help to promote anexclusive and homely feel.
Guests can dine either in their villa, or at the central Terrace Room, beside a fire, or at the stunning double rim-flow pool. An open kitchen allows full interaction with the chef; the Sitting Room is very cosy with a private bar and wide-screen television.
Stay somewhere wonderful: La Residence
With many famous faces visiting this paradise of an establishment, service at La Residence is warm, professional, but also personalized and discreet: an atmosphere of ease and relaxation prevails. La Residence boasts all the ingredients for an inspiring and restorative stay; fresh produce from the garden and fine local wines create memorable dining experiences, whilst on hot summers days, the shimmering infinity pool beckons.
Here, you can laze about sipping a refreshing drink under a shady umbrella, or relax with treatments in the Spa. The air-conditioned Gym caters for the more energetic and as La Residence is just five minutes’ drive from the charming curio shops and galleries of Franschhoek village – The hotel provides complimentary transfers so that guests can explore at their leisure. There are also some outstanding restaurants in Franschhoek to experience, in addition to a range of activities from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting. Franschhoek is indeed the gourmet capital of South Africa and home to over 40 world renowned wine estates.
The vibrant rooms of La Residence
Fine Dining at La Residence
Lavish breakfast buffets where all manner of cereals, fruits, cheeses and meats are on offer, not to mention the scrumptious hot breakfast menu. Lunch at La Residence restaurant is fun, fresh, casual and flexible, where guests can even order things that are not ordinarily on the menu. The key focus is on light and tasty seasonal fare. Regional produce is very much in evidence and the preparation of traditional game such as springbok, eland, kudu, local trout and free range poultry is the essence.
Dining at La Residence restaurant is a fine but leisurely experience and commences with an apéritif in the loggia in order to enjoy the sunset over the dam, or sit beside the fire in winter for cocktails and canapés by candlelight. La Residence Restaurant is central to the main house and possesses an air of manor hall, glittering with dazzling chandeliers, checkered flooring, and vast fireplaces. Outside dining takes place in the Persian Alley, which creates a delightful setting for alfresco summer meals. The chef presents a seasonal menu, alive with flavour, and cooked from the best local ingredients, freshly picked from La Residence’s own kitchen garden. Indulge yourself in your own personalised cookery demonstration at our Chef’s Table should it take your fancy, and fire away with questions whilst you taste and learn!
Franschhoek is the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, with a huge range of delightful activities to enjoy, to name a few:
- Cheese, chocolate and wine tastings
- Golf at Pearl Valley or Paarl Golf Club
- Trout fly-fishing
- Hiking, cycling, horseback-riding in the beautiful reserves
- Quad biking, hot-air ballooning, tandem para-gliding
Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.