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La Residence, Franschhoek

7 nights for £3,180 PP inc flights 10 nights for £4,280 PP inc flights 14 nights for £5,745 PP inc flights *Price based on
2 people sharing

La Residence, Franschhoek

Franschhoek, South Africa
7 nights for £3,180 PP inc flights 10 nights for £4,280 PP inc flights 14 nights for £5,745 PP inc flights *Price based on
2 people sharing
Found on a stunning Franschhoek Valley estate, La Residence offers a corner of peace in an otherwise, upbeat and on-the-go area. With an ambiance of total relaxation and tranquillity, La Residence surrounds itself with blooming vineyards and orchards, all set against the dramatic backdrop of the mountains.

Original and opulent, this colourful residence is beautifully decorated with furniture selected by Liz Biden and an atmosphere of welcome. Find yourself in a world of art, chandeliers and vaulted ceilings in the accommodation’s 16 suite options. There’s plenty to ensure you enjoy your time on the 30-acre estate from indulgent wine tastings and vineyard tours to spa sessions and pool days.
 
  • On-site spa, swimming pool and other fantastic amenities
  • Get to know Franschhoek the South African way, with a bottle of house vino
  • Enjoy magnificent local cuisine at the on-site restaurant
Get in touch with our team of travel experts to start planning your trip
Best for: Business, Couples, Family, Food & Wine, Honeymoon, Wellness
Style: Traditional

DETAILS:

  • Best for: Business, Couples, Family, Food & Wine, Honeymoon, Wellness
  • Style: Traditional
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Nearest Airport: Cape Town International Airport
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 20°c   Feb: 20°c   Mar: 19°c  
Apr: 16°c   May: 14°c   Jun: 12°c  
Jul: 11°c   Aug: 12°c   Sep: 13°c  
Oct: 16°c   Nov: 17°c   Dec: 20°c  

Our Expert View:

“This quiet country retreat offers an ideal base for both couples and families with a number of activities, accommodations and day trip ideas to suit every holiday occasion,”

Charley, personal travel manager

Charley, Personal Travel Executive

Amenities:

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours

ACCOMMODATION

Immaculately decorated with Liz Biden signature touches, these vibrant rooms have had every detail down to the doorknob specifically chosen to make each room unique. From antiques and carpets to artwork and colour schemes, each option has something to offer meaning you’re sure to find a suite that suits your style. And with every room offering a gorgeous view of mountains, vineyards or hills, you can’t fail to be impressed.

The Honeysuckle Suite

  • Mountain View, Vineyard View
Enchanting views of the sunlight falling on acres of lush green vineyards, this suite is the ultimate cosy haven. Featuring an orange, yellow and white colour scheme, this sunny space is full of natural light that streams in from the over-sized windows and makes this feel like a home-from-home.
  • Mountain View, Vineyard View

The Frangipani Suite

  • Mountain View, Vineyard View
Resplendent in white marble, this suite gleams with opulent luxury. The king-size bed takes centre stage on a heated plinth in the centre of the room while the bathroom steals the remaining limelight with its glittering mirrors and eastern touches. With a décor of white, gold and neutral tones, this suite screams pick me.
  • Mountain View, Vineyard View

Suite 5

    Red and orange décor makes this room glow from top to bottom, giving the antique Chinese furniture a wonderfully chic and updated look. Designed for a party, this accommodation offers two en-suite, king-size bedrooms and one gorgeous en-suite twin room. With a terrace large enough to accommodate everyone, sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent vistas in total privacy.

      Location

      • In Dutch, Franschhoek means ‘French Corner’ and this historical culture is still reflected in the region today. A distinctive French essence runs through every aspect of the town from its abundance of art galleries and boutique clothing shops to its street names and cuisine. Speaking of cuisine, if you’re a bit of a foodie then Franschhoek, the ‘Culinary Capital of South Africa’, is the place for you. With at least eight of its restaurants making the Top 100 eateries in South Africa every year, you can always expect fantastic food, whichever option you go for.

        In Dutch, Franschhoek means ‘French Corner’ and this historical culture is still reflected in the region today. A distinctive French essence runs through every aspect of the town from its abundance of art galleries and boutique clothing shops to its street names and cuisine. Speaking of cuisine, if you’re a bit of a foodie then Franschhoek, the ‘Culinary Capital of South Africa’, is the place for you. With at least eight of its restaurants making the Top 100 eateries in South Africa every year, you can always expect fantastic food, whichever option you go for.
      • How to get there:
        45-minutes by car from Cape Town International Airport
      • Time Difference:
        UTC +2
      • Currency:
        ZAR

      DINING

      Dining at La Residence is something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. Split between an indoor and outdoor venue, and with a keen focus on fine dining and exceptional wine pairings, means that a meal here will definitely be one for your Instagram feed. Head chef at the accommodation, Lennard Marais, ensures that all the dishes use the freshest local ingredients – many of which are grown on the estate itself. As meal times are such an important aspect of the La Residence package, guests are welcome to discuss their preference with chefs to create tailored menus.

      The Great Hall

      • Eclectic
      • No
      The indoor dining area, known as the Great Hall, is a resplendent eatery of sparkling firelight and chandeliers with stylish black and white décor to complete the look. Chefs of the highest calibre are at your service, providing some of the best personalised dishes in the Franschhoek area. And, of course, what dinner here would be complete without a carefully selected and extensive wine list?

      The Persian Alley

      • International
      • No
      Want to experience the same exquisite flavours of the Great Hall in a more al fresco setting? Then take the party outside to the Persian Alley, a wonderful outdoor dining area that overlooks the stunning lawns with its picturesque palm fronds. If you’re here for an evening meal, why not start the night right with a cocktail or three at sunset.

      LEISURE

      Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the surroundings with a dip in the residences stunning infinity pool which offers superb vistas across the terrain. Or further indulge with specialised treatments at the on-site spa. If you’re feeling more adventurous, simply speak to the hotel’s concierge to arrange exciting expeditions such as quad biking, helicopter trips, hot air ballooning and more.

      Take a stroll

      La Residence estate is a working wine farm and offers its guests the chance to stroll at their leisure through the superb vineyards that surround the hotel. Learn to recognise the Cabernet Sauvignon vines from the Shiraz and discover exactly what it is that makes the wine around here taste so good. If you’re lucky, you may even catch one of the knowledgeable staff members and get a more in-depth tour of the 30-acre grounds.

      Live the life of luxury

      With refreshing air-conditioned rooms that will immediately provide a soothing relief to the warmth of the outdoors, this spa is an oasis of on-site pampering. Two expert therapists will see to your relaxation needs, pushing, pulling and pummelling every knot in your body until there isn’t an inch of muscle tension left. The Pinotage Body Polish is a must for an all-over glow that will perfectly complement the fabulous tan you’ll already have from days out in the sun.

      Give the kids a break

      Wondering what to do if you have little ones in tow? Although one of its better-known activities, wine isn’t everything in Franschhoek – it’s also an ideal family destination. The hotel itself provides a range of activities designed specifically for younger guests, including ‘Parents’ Night Out’ evening which allows adults time to themselves.

      The list of child-friendly events offered are interactive and engaging, meaning there’ll be no tears of boredom here. Sign up to the Junior Masterchef classes where your kids will learn to bake and decorate a variety of cakes. Or find out about the young artists classes for those who want to make a clay masterpiece.

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