La Residence Hotel & Villas is brimming with beautiful antiques from bygone eras, fitting right in to the Franschhoek Valley where history and scenery count most. Tucked between the majestic Hottentots Holland and Drakenstein Mountains, this luxurious hotel is best during a wet Cape winter when glowing fires are lit and delicious warm meals please your heart. Luxury accommodation ideal for a romantic weekend away, wine tasting and nouvelle cuisine in the gastronomic Franschhoek Valley.

A romantic, indulgent paradise whose interior is filled with wonderful artwork and magnificent furniture. Eleven glamorous suites are decorated in vibrant colours. Guests can enjoy the pool, spa, gym, library and wireless internet. Warm, personalized service creates an atmosphere of relaxation, whilst garden produce is used to create memorable meals. Complimentary village transfers allow leisurely exploration. Activities available locally range from wine-tasting to golf.

Alternatively, five Vineyard Suites offer family-friendly accommodation with private gardens and luxurious interiors. Dine in the Terrace Room; enjoy the comfortable sitting room and pool. Superior service makes everything effortless and enjoyable.

La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with rich fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture.

Eleven individually-decorated suites enjoy vibrant colour schemes and spectacular views. Palatial en-suite bathrooms ooze glamour.

On hot days, the shimmering infinity pool beckons. Sip drinks under a shady umbrella, or relax with treatments in the Spa. The air-conditioned Gym caters for the more energetic!

Five minutes’ drive from the charming curio shops and galleries of Franschhoek village, the hotel provides complimentary transfers so guests can explore at their leisure. There are excellent village restaurants to try as well as a range of activities from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting.

Service is warm and personalized: an atmosphere of ease and relaxation pervades. Fresh produce from the garden and fine local wines create memorable dining experiences.

This Winelands haven has all the ingredients for an inspiring and restorative stay.

A stone’s throw from La Residence, in a tranquil vineyard setting, five Vineyard Suites offer spacious accommodation in a variety of configurations for up to 20 guests, including children of all ages. There are stylish rooms for dining and relaxing and luxurious bedrooms with marble en-suite bathrooms. All have private terraces and gardens; four have their own pools. Complimentary drinks and snacks, wide screen televisions and DVD players create a homely feel.

Guests dine either in their suites or the central Terrace Room, beside a fire or the stunning double rim-flow pool. An open kitchen allows full interaction with the chef; the Sitting Room is cosy with bar and wide-screen television.

The Vineyard Suites offer complete flexibility, comfort and superior service to make holidaying with family and friends effortless and enjoyable.

La Residence Hotel Bedroom Interior

La Residence Hotel & Villas is brimming over with beautiful antiques from another era – which suits its location between the wonderful Hottentots Holland and Drakenstein Mountains of Franschhoek. This grape growing valley could be out of France but it is a stunning corner of the Western Cape in South Africa.
This luxurious hotel is the kind of place to visit during a wet Cape winter so guests can sit in front of huge walk in fireplaces and sip hot coffees. Persian rugs and subdued decor ensure warm interiors – 11 elegant suites are individually decorated and boast objets d’art here and there. Situated in huge gardens filled with vineyards, fruit trees, old olive trees and water features, these Cape accommodation units are ideal for a romantic weekend away, tasting wine and nouvelle cuisine in the Franschhoek Valley.
In fact, the focus at La Residence Hotel & Villas is on the food – dine in style while kids run free in the gardens then settle down to a special kids’ menu. Babysitters will take care of the children while adults enjoy meals they have only ever dreamed of. The dining room and lounge hide beneath the huge Tuscan-cum-tudor style beams of the guest house where cut glass chandeliers hang. The hotel boasts a spa, a gym and a library and guests can relax during the day in the palm-fringed courtyard and catch a tan beside the infinity pool. Take a stroll through the vineyards and fruit orchards or around the dam to stretch the legs.
The five chic Villas at La Residence are opulent, richly dressed and huge – four poster beds stand beside spacious living area while vast bathrooms offer guests everything they need. Royalty would be happy here where each suite boasts a private terrace and incredible views over the vineyards and gardens. Plenty of colour and texture in the use of fabrics ensures each suite has its own personality and, while spread out in the gardens, they are centred around a shared open plan Terrace Room where butlers serve the good food daily and where the children can be free spirits

La Residence


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