This is the life

La Residence

Franschoek, South Africa

Experiences – Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys, Vineyard Hotels

Getaway Experiences
  • Wine Tasting tours with cheese pairings 
  • Swimming
  • Quad Biking or cycling around the area
  • Paragliding
  • Helicopter Trips to explore the beauty of the entire region
  • Trout Fishing 
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Winetours on Horseback 
  • Visit the village in a Horse driven carriage
  • Visit Hugenot Chocolate Factory
  • Cooking classes from renowned Chef
  • Spa treatments
  • Individual, distinct and stunning accommodation with tasteful colour schemes
  • Luxurious décor with antiques, Persian rugs, lavish fabrics and a collection of fine art & paintings. 
  • Exquisite food and wine, well known throughout South Africa
  • Located in of one of the world's best wine-growing areas
  • A range of exciting activities to complement a restful stay 
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
la residence external view

La Residence is a 30-acre spectacular château-style estate set amidst beautiful vineyards, lush gardens and fruit orchards at the foothills of the Franschhoek Mountains. Its magical setting enjoys breathtaking views and an atmosphere of complete tranquillity. The interiors of the hotel are magnificent and are filled with beautiful antiques, Persian rugs and fine art work. The hotel has a stunning infinity pool which overlooks the vineyards beyond. Guests can indulge in a range of spa treatments at the spa or in the privacy of their own room or balcony. La Residence restaurant’s dining area is ultra romantic and is reminiscent of a manor hall, resplendent with dazzling chandeliers, black and white flooring and vast fireplaces. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are served every evening by the fire or outdoors. The outdoor dining offers a delightful setting with panoramic mountain views for alfresco summer meals. When temperatures drop, guests can curl up with a book in the library and sip hot chocolate or ginger tea beside an open fire amidst the collection of fine paintings. The hotel has a bar offering a wide selection of cigars and drinks of all kinds. The La Residence is a perfect place for relaxation, excellent food and wine.


La Residence is a 5 minute drive from the centre of the village of Franschhoek. Franschhoek itself is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, or 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. 


La Residence offers guests 11 gorgeously decorated suites and 5 new Vineyard villas. All the rooms have their own distinct personality with their own colour scheme and set of design influences. Luxurious common amenities include Persian rugs, hand-painted wardrobes, Indian chandeliers and antique furniture. Expansive patios and high French windows give exquisite views over the courtyard, the pool, and the orchards. La Residence Suites in the Vineyard offer a variety of configurations - a suite for two, or share a suite for four or six, offering a sociable and fun alternative to the main hotel. Other mod cons are a king size bed, flat screen TV with satellite TV, wireless connection, safe deposit box, mini bar, iPod dock, tea/coffee making facilities. The very spacious & elegant bathrooms have a bathtub and rain shower, exquisite toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

  • Honeysuckle Suite

    This warm & bright ground level luxury suite  is decorated in shades of gold and tangerine.  It receives lovely sunlight and you can view the vineyards with the mountains in the backdr~op. It has a mahogany four poster king size bed, a private veranda leads onto the garden. Size – 35 sq m

  • Tang Suite

    This stylish and regal ground level luxury suite is decorated in rich tones of red and green. It features elegant furnishings including a Chinese scroll above the sofa, a king-size bed (complete with padded headboard), and a veranda which looks out onto the vineyards and mountainside. Size – 33 sq m

  • Frangipani Suite

    This elegant ground level superior suite is designed in white & gold featuring marble pillars and floors, which gives it an ultra classy look.  From the spacious veranda of the suite you can enjoy the views of the vineyards and mountains. The suite's piece de resistance is the mirror-lined bathroom, dubbed the Versailles bathroom, which has a freestanding bath tub, a chandelier and fainting couch. Size – 48 sq m

  • Disa Suite

    This upper level feminine suite has been done up in vibrant pinks and greens. Signature pieces include a bright pink chaise lounge and impressive four-poster king-size bed in lime green. Its spacious bathroom has under floor heating, freestanding bath tubs and double sinks. The room looks across the vineyards to the mountains and also has a fine view of the pool and garden from its spacious balcony. Size – 40 sq m

  • Tibetan Suite

    This grand, oriental style suite on the upper level has distinct hues of rich reds, orange and burnt sienna. Giant antique Tibetan hangings above the king-size bed add a touch of grandeur.  From the private balcony you can enjoy sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains. Size – 33 sq m

  • Hugenot Suite

    This wonderfully decorated upper level suite has been decorated in wonderfully soft antique blues and deep mustard-gold and yellow, in remembrance of the first settlers in Franschhoek. The suite has a beamed vaulted ceiling and antique furnishings, Damask and Toile de Jouy linens, Persian rugs and rustic cabinets. The private balcony gives views of the vineyards and mountains. Includes all other luxurious and amenities mentioned above. Size – 48 sq m

  • Hibuscus Suite

    This sophisticated ground level suite is designed in a symphony of Pinks. It is filled with antique furnishings: Chesterfield corner sofas, chaise lounges and large padded headboards. It has a king-size bed, marble flooring and a bathroom with underfloor heating, a freestanding bath tub and elegant pink marble basins. It has a spacious veranda leading onto the garden, views across the lawn on to the pond and the mountains beyond. Size – 33 sq m.

  • Chambre Bleu Suite

    This French style ground level superior suite is decorated in beautiful shades of blue with hints of green. It comes with a high, four-poster, king-size bed with footstools on either side and a vast bathroom with a freestanding tub, and views across the lawn on to the pond and the mountains beyond. This suite has the luxury of 2 verandas, one overlooking the lawn to the dam and the other giving magnificent views of the vineyards and mountains beyond. Size – 48 sq m.

  • Armani Suite

    This modern classic upper level suite is decorated in muted, neutral colours of brown, grey & creams. The Armani Suite is sophisticated and contemporary. It has a stunning and eye catching painting of a ballerina, a chic distressed sideboard and Moroccan bathroom chest. Views from the private balcony take in the lawn and the mountains beyond. Size – 33 sq m.

  • Nomatemba Suite

    This sunny and bright African upper level luxury suite is decorated in shades of yellow. It has a king sized 4 poster bed with vibrantly coloured African painting all around. The balcony has views of the pond, the lawn and the mountains beyond. Size – 33 sq m

  • Maharani Suite

    This decadent and exotic Indian style upper level superior suite is decorated in shades of regal red and yellow. Exotic Indian décor, antique paintings and crystal wall-sconces create a warm and inviting atmosphere. This suite has the luxury of 2 verandas, one overlooking the lawn and the other with magnificent views of the vineyards and mountains beyond. Size – 48 sq m

  • Vineyard Villa 1

    This elegantly designed villa is spacious with 2 bedrooms (one king, one king or twin), a well lit living room, an outside dining area and private pool. This villa is decorated in soothing green with splashes of pink & red. Guests can watch television on the plush pistachio-green couch or dine in a relaxed style at the glossy red oval table. The bedrooms boast contemporary artworks and huge mirrors. Outside there is a terrace for al fresco dining and a private pool.

  • Vineyard Villa 2

    This warm two-floor 2BR villa has rich red interiors with swagged curtains, high ceilings and a rustic stone fireplace. The master bedroom with the king size bed is downstairs with an en-suite bathroom has black and white harlequin-patterned vanity cabinets and the loft has the other bedroom with an en-suite shower. The villa has a spacious outside area which commands beautiful views of the valley.

  • Vineyard Villa 3

    This romantic 1BR villa is brilliantly decorated in jewel like colours of plum and rich pink with lavish fabrics and oversized furniture to create a grand and elaborate look. This villa boosts a four poster bed with high ceilings, an en-suite bathroom and a fire place. Sit outside on the terrace in summer and soak up the beautiful mountain scenery or enjoy a roaring fire in winter.

  • Vineyard Villa 4

    This stylish and tranquil villa is decorated in a combination of blues and yellows and an eclectic mix of old and new to create a serene and placid environment. This villa boost a high ceiling living room, 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, french doors leading to a private poolside terrace and lawn. The Master bedroom enjoys a private courtyard with a fountain and palms and an outside shower. The golden silk curtains create a sense of luxury with the soothing environment. The views of the vineyards and mountains beyond the palms are breathtaking.

  • Vineyard Villa 5

    Vibrant shades of pink, red & orange are the dominant colour in the decor of this villa. Antique Chinese cabinets and plenty of artwork can be seen in the furniture. Antique Chinese cabinets sit alongside brightly painted octagonal tables and velvet couches in a striking tangerine and raspberry. The villa has 2 bedrooms one with an en-suite bathroom and the other with an en-suite shower. The terrace is perfect for relaxed dining while the pool and lawned garden enjoy spectacular views and complete privacy.

Services & Amenities

  • Luxurious accommodation with beautiful views of Vineyards and the mountains behind. 
  • An infinity pool with superb views of the surrounding area.  
  • A double Spa treatment room (therapies in the privacy of the room also available)  
  • Cuisine includes fresh produce from the garden and fine local wines 
  • Well equipped Gym 
  • A Fine Dining Restaurant 
  • A Hotel Bar 
  • A library

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: From ZAR 3600 per night

Price includes

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Snacks 
  • Mini bar & Local beverages 
  • Wi-fi
  • Laundry 
  • Shuttle to and from Franschoek 

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges