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.
Situated on a 30 acre farm, working farm surrounded by stunning views of the mountains and vineyards from every angle.
Each and every room and suite is opulent and entirely unique with stunning interiors.
Excellent food for every meal, with guests being able to enjoy a four-course menu for dinner.
Enjoy relaxing by the infinity pool and watching the peacocks strutting around the beautiful rose gardens to top it off!
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-metre 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.
When to visit
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La Résidence is situated on a private 30 acre working farm, a 3-minute drive from the centre of Franschhoek, South Africa.
La Résidence is about a 1-hour from Cape Town International airport. Transfers can be arrange on request.
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.
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.
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.