Cape Town International Airport
Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a private 30-acre estate, La Residence sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands. La Residence is surrounded by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards, olive groves, and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop and breath-taking views of the undulating countryside. Be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence, and complete tranquillity at this luxury Franschhoek hotel.
Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling, original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls, while the furnishings of Liz Biden are colourful, stylish, and comfortable. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication while space and personal service are the ultimate luxuries.
The 11 Suites at the hotel are ideal for couples while the 5 Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends. Each room at La Residence has been uniquely designed by Liz Biden. Each has its own colour scheme and design inspiration – from the exotic Tibetan Suite with its oriental antiques and rich orange tones to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu with its Provençal antiques, velvets, and silks.
The La Residence experience focuses on the incredible gastronomy of the Franschhoek Valley. Great food and fine wines are the order of the day, but the natural beauty of the surroundings lends itself to a number of diverse experiences from hiking and cycling to art galleries, festivals, and motor museums.
Franschhoek is without doubt one of the most beautiful destinations in South Africa and La Residence is the ideal Franschhoek venue for sophisticated birthday celebrations, afternoon teas, private lunches and dinners, executive events, or intimate weddings. Our expert events team has many years of experience in planning spectacular events for our discerning guests. The purpose-built Vineyard Venue is ideal for up to 40 guests. This magnificent and opulently decorated Winelands venue includes art by Pierre Carl Vermeulen and Ayanda Mabula and overlooks blossoming plum and peach trees as well as the Wemmershoek mountains from the wrap-around verandah.
In the heart of South Africa's wine country, the experience at La Residence is focused on fine wine and delicious cuisine. Executive Chef Lennard Marais oversees the dining experience at La Residence. His cuisine emphasizes fresh, local ingredients, many of which are grown on the estate.
Because the cuisine is such an integral part of the experience at La Residence, our guests will often sit down with the chefs to discuss their preferences and dietary requirements with menus being tailored accordingly. The chefs at La Residence are of the highest caliber, dedicated to ensuring that every meal is unforgettable.
Experiences within the area include:
Established over 300 years ago by the Huguenot settlers, pristine natural and architectural brilliance is found at every corner in Franschhoek. The magnificent Franschhoek valley offers world-class wine estates, tastings and cellar tours nestled between towering mountains and beautiful vineyards. The picturesque traditional French village hosts some of the best cuisines from internationally recognised gourmet chefs. Of South Africa’s top ten restaurants, three are in Franschhoek and there is a choice of more than thirty different places to wine and dine. Franschhoek is also celebrated for its unique boutique shopping experience.
Cape Town International Airport
1.5 hours from Cape Town International Airport
La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa