Franschhoek, South Africa
La Residence is a spectacular hideaway in the Winelands with eleven individually and elegantly decorated suites and five vineyard villas. It is a wonderful place from which to explore the Winelands or just relax and soak up the beautiful scenery.
At a Glance
Opulence and elegance
Stunning views of the mountains
Incredible infinity pool
Private Vineyard villas for families
Beautiful rose gardens
Grandeur and opulence in abundance with peacocks strutting around the grounds to top it off
Sleep off your delicious lunch beside their stunning infinity pool which looks out over the manicured vineyardsCamilla Whitworth
Beautiful suites, glorious views, fabulous food and the feeling you are being totally and utterly spoiled is La Residence. The suites are individually decorated and the bathrooms spectacular. This is the eclectic and chic collection of the owner Liz Biden and every corner holds a story!Jules Maury
Sheer opulence! In a style all of it's own, one you wont find elsewhere in South AfricaScott Dunn team
For the ultimate in honeymoon rooms check into Suite 11. Marble steps lead up to a huge bed and the claw footed bath-tub takes pride of place in the massive bathroomDominic Atterton
Go and relax by the lake and maybe take the rowing boat out for a spinScott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to La Residence or take a look at our itineraries to The Winelands
La Residence lies at the heart of a private 30-acre working farm, complete with vineyards, plum orchards, a dam and impeccably manicured gardens.
From an exotic Tibetan suite, with oriental antiques and hand-painted screens, to French boudoirs, with Provencal antiques and mirrored dressers, the ten individually decorated suites are simply gorgeous. Rooms open on to generous balconies and verandas, which offer the perfect place to relax and admire the panoramic views.
The elegant dining room is reminiscent of a country manor hall with its chequered marble flooring, enormous fireplaces and a magnificent four-meter chandelier, which all open onto wide terraces bordered by roses, perfect for alfresco summer evening meals.
The hotel has a stunning infinity pool and you can indulge in a range of spa treatments in the privacy of your own room or balcony. For the more adventurous, the hotel will be happy to arrange a round of golf, trout fishing, quad biking, helicopter trips, paragliding, hot-air ballooning or a horseback tour of the surrounding wine farms. A more relaxed excursion is the horse-drawn carriage ride through the local village and vineyards.
La Residence offers guests 11 gorgeously decorated suites with king size four poster beds, ornate antiques, plush Persian carpets and an eclectic mix of artworks and palatial bathrooms. Every suite opens onto a terrace or balcony, with magnificent views of the mountains, hills and vineyards. There are also 5 Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends.
Each suite is luxuriously decorated and has a large double bed (some can be made into twin beds) All the suites have beautiful balconies with lovely views of the mountains and vineyards below.
There are 5 luxurious villas which have two en-suite bedrooms, private terraces with lovely views.
Children under the age of 12 years are not accepted in the main hotel and there are no specific facilities, however they are welcome in the new Vineyard villas. Attractions kids will love in the Winelands area include Bugz Play Park, the Franschhoek Motor Museum, Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum. For a chance to see some of South Africa's abundant wildlife, the Giraffe House, the Cheetah Outreach Facility and Eagle Encounters are the top places to visit.
Facilities at La Residence include a spa, swimming pool, an elegant dining hall serving regional cuisine, bar and library.
The hotel has a stunning infinity pool with superb views of the surrounding area. You can also indulge in a range of spa treatments in the privacy of your own room or on your private balcony. For the more adventurous the hotel will be happy to arrange any of the following: a round of golf, trout fishing, quad biking, helicopter trips, paragliding, hot air ballooning or a horseback tour of the surrounding wine farms. A more relaxed excursion is the horse-drawn carriage ride through the local village and vineyards.
Location & Directions
Franschhoek, South Africa
La Résidence is situated on a private 30 acre working farm, a 3-minute drive from the center of Franschhoek, South Africa.
When to go
The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like the South of France, which is what makes the area perfect for grape-growing. Summer in Franschhoek is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best season visit is September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.