La Cle Villa - Le Galerie
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
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.
Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to La Cle Villa - Le Galerie or take a look at our itineraries to South Africa
La Galerie, which sleeps four truly is a testament to style and elegance, nestled in the Winelands amongst the South African mountains. Originally themed with rather gracious yet vibrant colours it is really a gem in this area, and worth a stay at.
Ever changing throughout the year, experience the seasonal differences as you move from warm cosy evenings by the fireplace sipping a glass of local wine, to cooking a sumptuous steak on the barbecue in the summer months. This villa can happily and suitably accommodate all seasons and occasions for four guests.
Decorated by esteemed designer Sarah Ord bold colours and combinations work effortlessly to create an avant-garde warm and sleek atmosphere throughout. Something that guests will find quite special is the eclectic art that has been hung on the walls, really infusing the vibrancy and colours of South Africa. Though the villa is stunning the true beauty comes when you wander outside, there is a lovely terrace and a panoramic view that cant help but soothe the soul.
This villa appeals to families as with the bold and bright infusion of colours, you are provided with a hypnotic and lively sense of living. There is a corridor between the two rooms, so apply separation and privacy which can extent to both rooms private verandas where you wont fail to be mesmerised at the surroundings with every new time of day.
The true reason that many people visit is to make the most of the area and indulge themselves in wine tasting and vineyard explorations. These should not be missed and after you have honed in your sommelier skills come back and take the plunge in your private pool or make a lovely meal in your well-appointed kitchen and reminisce on the days' activities, best served with another helping of more exquisite wine!
Amber Hopkins (Staff)
For those who prefer villa style accommodation to hotels then this is an absolute winner! Set amongst a vineyard and orchard with mountainous surrounds, La Cle des Montagnes is situated just a 5 minute walk away from the main street of Franschhoek and makes for a welcome escape for couples and families alike. There are four properties on site - the largest with four bedrooms, one with three bedrooms, and two with two bedrooms, and each decorated by the same South African interior designer but in very different yet fabulous styles. Le Galerie is one of the two bedroom properties and is certainly the most striking with an abundance of contemporary artwork, bright colours and bold prints, a cool industrial-style kitchen, and talking points throughout. The view from the terrace and gardens is absolutely incredible and can be enjoyed from the pool which receives sun throughout the day. Your butlers are so friendly and helpful, and really help make your stay that extra bit special.
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.
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.
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
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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