La Residence is located in the beautiful and tranquil Franschoek valley in the centre of a private 30-acre estate. The hotel is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards and has a spectacular mountain backdrop. Franschoek is South Africa’s capital of fine dining and wine tasting. The restaurants and wineries of Franschoek are a 5 minute drive by car from La Residence, which is situated 2km from the town centre.
The hotel has 11 individually decorated suites. The interior architecture of the residence suites are the highlight of the hotel. The interiors feature Indian chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, original artwork, huge mirrors, and antiques, all of which create a sense of being in a truly grand Capetonian Winelands residence.
La Residence restaurant’s dining area resembles a grand manor hall in look and ambience, with black and white flooring and vast fireplaces, while the Persian Alley offers a setting for alfresco summer meals. The menu is based on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients which include traditional game such as springbok, local fish and free range poultry. Guests can also arrange personalised cookery demonstrations at La Residence Chef’s Table.
La Residence has its own spa and a well equipped gym and private library. The hotel provides a complementary transfer service to Franschoek village and local award-winning restaurants. A private cheese or wine tasting can also be arranged at one of the surrounding Franschhoek winelands.
60 minutes by car from Cape Town and Cape Town Airport (CPT) / 5 minutes by car from centre of historic town of Franschoek
December - March is the best time to visit as the weather is warm and sunny. The South African winter starts in June and continues well into September. Winters can be relatively cold, windy and rainy with temperatures dropping as low as 5 to 10°C.