La Cle Country Lodge
Franschhoek, The Winelands, South Africa
At a Glance
The property can be booked by the room or on an exclusive use basis, making this a great option for both couples and families seeking a private house experience
Conveniently located 200 metres walk from the village centre
Efficient concierge service to get you in to the best restaurants
The managers can source fantastic local produce and the chef prepares delicious feasts
The managers go above and beyond to cater for your every need
Best time to Visit
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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.
To start planning your holiday to La Cle Country Lodge
La Cle Country Lodge is a five bedroom boutique lodge, set amongst the dramatic Hawequas foothills in the heart of the winelands. The Country Lodge is an ideal escape for those seeking calm and relaxation while surrounded by picturesque scenery.
La Cle Country Lodge is the newest edition to the La Cle portfolio offering beautiful accommodation in the heart of the winelands. Situated on a working wine farm, this beautiful Cape Dutch boutique lodge is ideal for couples looking for a countryside retreat, or for friends and family seeking a private house experience taking the five bedroom villa on an exclusive use basis.
The lodge sleeps ten guests in three garden rooms and two loft rooms, all individually styled and with large en suite bathrooms. A haven for couples or solo travellers, the boutique lodge boasts a large open plan country kitchen and communal dinning area where breakfast is served daily with fresh breads and home made jam. Food and dinning are an important element of the lodge with guests having the chance to enjoy dinning at the Chef's table, a unique experience to interact and engage with the chefs as they prepare delicious cuisine.
Within the sprawling garden, guests can relax on the sun terrace beside the private pool which boasts expansive views across the vineyard. There is also a tennis court and heli pad on the property making this the perfect indulgent weekend escape.
La Cle Country Lodge accepts children of 12 years onwards however if taken on an exclusive basis, then children of all ages are welcome.
Boschendal Estate is one of the oldest wine producers in the New World, incorporating French viticulture heritage. This is also the site of the original Cape Dutch Manor House, with history dating as early as 1685.
Butlers Braai at La Cle des Montagnes
Let the amazing team at La Cle des Montagnes prepare a proper South African braai for you this evening. Begin with canapes and drinks in the garden or on your terrace before tucking in to a perfectly prepared feast of top quality seasonal Cape fare.
Stroll through a beautifully landscaped indoor garden as brightly-coloured butterflies flutter around you
Chocolate & Wine Pairing
This is a unique opportunity to learn how to pair sweet wines with delicious chocolates at Waterford Estate.
Cycling in Devon Valley
This half-day trip allows you to take in the picturesque view of Devon Valley, working off the delicious calories from the region's famous four-course gourmet at Clos Malverne, paired with wine tastings at two award-winning estates.
Dinner reservation at Tokara
This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.
Enjoy a guided tour of Thandi Estate to visit the orchards and interact with the local community.
Hike Jonkershoek: Panorama Circuit
Follow the famous Panorama Circuit, trekking around 17km or approximately 6 hours through some of the most exceptional views of the Cape Peninsula.
Hike Jonkershoek: Sossyskloof
This scenic trail takes you through 7.2km or approximately 2.5 hours to a scenic lookout point.
Hike Jonkershoek: Tweede Waterval
For those looking for a relatively easier trek in Jonkershoek, trek around 6.5km or approximately 2 hours to a beautiful hidden waterfall.
Huguenot Memorial Museum
Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the museum narrates the story of Huguenots's arrival in the Cape, how they survived and contributed to the newly-established nation.
Private guided Winelands tour - Full Day
Exploring the Winelands with a private guide comes highly recommended. Not only do you avoid the question of who's driving, but you'll be taken to some hidden gems you'd never find in a guidebook, and the tour can be completely tailored to your interests.
The Garden at Babylonstoren
Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.
Location & directions
Franschhoek, The Winelands, South Africa
Located in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, ideally positioned to take advantage of all the Winelands have on offer.
How to get there
The villas at Franschhoek are a 1-hour road transfer from Cape Town International airport.
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