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La Residence

La Residence

La Residence, an opulent hotel in Franschhoek’s Cape Winelands region, promises a stay that is a fairytale come to life. Grand yet welcoming, La Residence features glittering chandeliers, fine antiques, luxurious décor and fabrics, elegant cuisine, lavish service, and dining in a manor-like banquet hall. The stunning mountain backdrop only adds to the drama and beauty of a visit to this incredible location at the heart of a private thirty-acre estate.

Relax in the hotel’s stunning infinity pool or just soak beneath the sun’s warming rays on a comfortable sun-lounger. Stroll around the estate, discovering the simple beauties of olive trees, vineyards, and roses. The on-site library and spa provide additional options for rest, solitude, and tranquility. Elegant Persian rugs, exceptional mountain views, rich artwork, and opulent interiors invite guests to slow down and enjoy each special moment.

Each individually designed suite or room exudes a unique style, and all offer exceptional views. From the white-marbled Frangipani Suite to the Tibetan Suite with its oriental antiques and rich ochre tones, each visit to La Residence can be a new adventure. For families or groups traveling together, consider booking one of La Residence’s Villas in the Vineyard which features open-plan living and dining areas, private terraces, and gardens.

The La Residence Restaurant is an opulent setting, a banquet hall filled with culinary delights featuring traditional game, regional produce, and fresh seasonal menu. Sumptuous breakfast and light lunches are also on offer, and many meals, cocktails, aperitifs, and canapés are enjoyed outdoors, whether in the loggia, beside the fire, or along Persian Alley.

Known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek is a small town with impressive culinary offerings. Whatever your preferences, you are sure to find something to surpass your expectations, from classic French cuisine to contemporary South African restaurants, English pub food, bistro fare, wood-fired pizzas, and more alongside some of the finest wine on the continent.

Boutique wineries cater to guests desiring private tastings or simply an introduction to the finer points of wine-tasting. With a 300-year-old history in Franschhoek, winemaking is still thriving in the area, and wineries often offer museums, gardens, farm shops, restaurants, and cellar tours.

Other nearby activities guests enjoy include golfing, trout fishing, four-wheeling, paragliding, hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, and more. For a quieter, more relaxed excursion, book a horse-drawn carriage ride through the local village.

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