Opulent luxury with a quirky touch
The tranquil vineyards and majestic mountains of the Franschhoek Valley paint the stunning backdrop to the secluded retreat of La Residence.
Gracing a 30-acre estate, this private hotel shares the same regal style as its predecessor but takes luxury to a whole new level. Boasting 11 ultra-luxurious suites, space is the byword here. East vast, opulently appointed suite opens onto a generous sunny balcony, which affords guests the opportunity to relax, admire the mountain vistas and marvel at the synthesis of beauty and tranquillity.
Designed along the lines of a French Country Château, La Residence provides the ultimate in old-world luxury, decorated with treasures such as fine French antiques, exquisite Persian carpets and an eclectic mix of objets d'art. Guests can enjoy the cloistered courtyard with private pool. A separate home movie room and private library add to the secluded splendour of the villa.
At La Residence, world-class service is the order of the day. Guests are provided with a private butler, a private chef and a chauffeur with car on hand.
Activities at La Residence include swimming, tennis, mountain and village walks, private wine tasting at various estates, cheese tasting and trout fishing. At additional cost helicopter trips, golf, hot-air ballooning, paragliding and quad biking can be arranged.
Why we like it
- In Franschhoek
- Excellent wine & food
- Panoramic views of the mountains
- Luxurious retreat
- The bedrooms