General

La Residence and its surrounds

As the name suggests the town of Franschhoek (French Corner) offers a wealth of French heritage. Distinguished by its fine colonial architecture, the town also incorporates French flair in cuisine and wine-making.

La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite vineyards and mountains form a picture perfect backdrop, La Residence provides a haven of luxurious accommodation, fine dining and an all-round sensory indulgence

Eleven opulent, individually-styled suites incorporate antiques, Persian carpets, fine fabrics and an eclectic mix of objects d’art. In addition to the deluxe décor, La Residence has a reputation for world-class dining. Haute cuisine is served in the baronial dining room or on the tranquil patios. With sublime views, diverse pastimes, crisp mountain air and the stillness of the serene valley, This is an unparalleled luxury retreat. At La Residence, personalised service is the order of the day.

Activities

La Residence presents a host of activities to enhance your relaxation and enjoyment. Unwind in the villa’s magnificent infinity pool or visit one of the award-winning restaurants in the village. Enjoy a private cheese or wine tasting at one of the surrounding estates by appointment.

For the outdoorsmen, we can arrange a round of golf, trout fishing, quad-biking, helicopter trips, paragliding, hot-air ballooning or a horseback tour of the surrounding wine farms. A more sedate excursion is the horse-drawn carriage ride through the local village and vineyards. [All with associated fees]

The courtyard, with a capacity of up to 120 people and breath-taking mountain views, is the perfect venue for weddings and other functions.

Dining

Dining is always a leisurely experience where you may enjoy most of the culinary secrets of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, allowing yourself to be tempted by any of the following dishes of fine flavours, diverse textures, freshest local ingredients and attractive presentation.

Everyday fare includes delights such as Salmon Trout fish cakes, imaginative salads with refreshing fennel bulbs, pickled lemons, caper berries and various crispy nuts. Celebrating our passion for regional produce, we enjoy preparing traditional venison, local fish and free range poultry.

Seasonal ingredients such as fruits, salad leaves, vegetables and herbs are harvested from the estate’s bountiful gardens. Hand crafted cheeses such as Chevin, Boeren Kaas, superb local Gruyere, drunken Pecorino and creamy Blue Cheeses are sourced and served with home-made preserves and breads from our ovens. Guests are encouraged to put forward their food preferences, allergies and dietary requirements so that we can prepare their very own special meals. All menus are complemented by the best South African wines to round off your dining experience.

Spa Treatments at La Residence

Indulge in deep relaxation with an array of pampering treatments, available in the privacy of your own room or private balcony. La Residence uses a network of highly qualified outside therapists that cater to individual needs.

La Residence uses a network of highly qualified outside therapists that cater to individual needs. From massage to beauty, whole-body therapies are available. Additionally, we are able to provide our guests with treatments in their rooms, or on their private balconies when the weather is fine.

Accommodation

An integral part of the luxurious La Residence experience is the elaborate interior. Each of the eleven rooms is uniquely appointed; from an exotic Tibetan suite with oriental antiques and hand-painted screens to French boudoirs with Provencal antiques and mirrored dressers. The fabrics throughout include superlative silks and textures, handpicked to match each interior. The dining and living areas resemble an elegant manor hall. Communal areas lead onto country terraces where roses and fountains make for serene summer evenings.

La Residence offers eleven luxuriously appointed suites, exquisitely decorated with ornate antiques, plush Persian carpets and an eclectic mix of artworks, and palatial bathrooms.