Nestled in the Franschhoek Valley, La Residence offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of green mountains and organic orchards. This mini modern ‘Versailles’ estate overlooking the winelands is in a league of its own. Fresh dishes prepared daily, served with the finest wine collection in South Africa has marked this lavish hotel as a top destination for avid foodie travelers.

Location

Looking out to the valley of vines in Franschhoek, these mountainous views are king. Nowhere else in this country can you peek out of your French colonial window to watch  horses roam the valley. The vast flower gardens cloaking the property and villa walls with ivy will have you spellbound.

Your room

The lap of luxury awaits in the white and gold Frangipani ground-floor suite, furnished with four-poster king size beds, 18th century inspired French dressers, and a fully mirrored bathroom with a chandelier and roll-top bath. The private verandah’s are ideal for reading the paper and sipping on a cup of coffee. Other worldly themed suites include Moroccan and Indian inspired décor.

Why we like it

Everyone loves a bit of indulgence, and there is no better place to spoil yourself than at La Residence. Private cheese and wine tasting tours, to horseback riding through the Vignerons de Franschhoek will have you putting off packing until the very last minute.

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