La Cle Villa - Domain

Franschhoek, The Winelands, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Conveniently located 200 metres walk from the village centre

  • A great option for families and small groups seeking a private house experience

  • 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

  • Fitness lessons available on site

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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.

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Insider's View

Book a day’s riding in the vineyards – a wonderful experience!

For young families, the pools are perfect – and are covered with safety nets when not in use

Any of the houses can be used for a private party – just ask!

La Cle produces its own wine – ask for a tasting!

Experience a marvellous braai organised by the La Cle butlers

To start planning your holiday to La Cle Villa - Domain


Domain sleeps eight comfortably and truly la creme de la creme positioned amongst the vines and plum trees, with stunning mountain backdrops. This villa is very spacious with various lawns and sweeping verandas in order to settle and relax.

A stay at La Clé des Montagnes offers guests great flexibility in the privacy and comfort of your own private villa. Franschhoek village, with its galleries, shops and restaurants is only a very pleasant stroll away.

Domain sleeps eight guests in four en-suite bedrooms, the villa pays tribute to a stylish blend of east and north African themes. Rich swahili colours and patterns combine with Moroccan tiles and African art to create a tasteful and vibrant intimate space.

The ethos of this villa is undoubtedly to calm its guests on a sensory level, supported by the babbling fountains and soothing panoramic views; you will not fail to be soothed into a bliss state of relaxation. The pool is large and thoroughly cooling in the summer months.

A key feature of this villa is its truly unique verandas, of which there are three and each has comfortable and appealing chairs and sofas in which to sit back and reminisce on the days frivolities with mirth.

Activities and tours in the surrounding Winelands are legendary and definitely a must see, you will be able to hone your wine tasting palate and sample a great deal of some of the countries finest. The tours are very well prepared and you will get an impressive hands on experience of the process.

The service is the height of excellence with private parking and 24 hour security is provided at all Villas. There is also air-conditioning throughout in the summer months and in the chillier winter months the under floor heating will thoroughly warm.

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Anna Hearn (Staff)

We had no idea what to expect as we arrived at this fabulous little spot in the Winelands. La Cle de Montagne is a collection of four houses on the outskirts of Franschhoek, yet still close enough to reach the town very easily. And what amazing houses they are! Each designed wonderfully and eclectically, choose from Gallery with its dark grey walls, incredible artwork and quirky design (leopard print chairs! Never thought we would love these but we did!). We both loved the Manor, a beautiful open plan house with a gigantic fireplace in the centre a very gentle, old-fashioned farmhouse with two enormous bedrooms with thick carpets and a real feel of luxury. You got the impression that you could batten down the hatches and hibernate here quite happily. The houses each have their own pool and work totally independently of each other or can be booked as a team for a large group or family travelling. No detail has been overlooked each house comes with a state of the art kitchen and your own private butler who can be as unobtrusive or attentive as you need him to be. La Cle is a total joy, four utterly beautiful and individual houses set in a beautiful location in this glorious corner of South Africa.


  • Boschendal Estate

    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.

  • Butterfly World

    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.

  • Dine at Babel

    A trip to the Winelands is not complete without visiting Babylonstoren. A walk through the gardens is a fantastic experience, time your visit to take advantage of Babel's opening times. Lunch here is not to be missed!

  • Dinner reservation at Tokara

    This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.

    Contact: 0027218852550

  • Elgin Valley

    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.

  • Le Quartier Lounge Bar

    Le Quartier Lounge Bar is a recently opened, stylish cocktail bar at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Mixologist, Matthew Roberts is quickly making it Franschhoek's evening 'hot spot' with his unique, African-inspired cocktails.

  • 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.

  • Waterford Estate Vineyard Safari

    Waterford Wine Estate, in the heart of Stellenbosch offers a range of tours for visitors, including a Wine Safari Tour in a safari style Land Rover, a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour and a Reserve Vintage Tasting Tour.

  • Wine at Babylonstoren

    Enjoy an interactive tour of a working wine farm. Babylonstoren take you from the grape to the finished product. The enthusiasm and commitment to the Babylonstoren ideal shines through on this tour.

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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