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La Residence

Discover La Residence

La Residence is arguably the most luxurious hotel in Franschhoek. Think a modern day Versailles intermingled with a Rajasthani palace. Plum orchards and beautiful vineyards with a stunning mountain backdrop provide the surroundings of this 30 acre private estate. The decor is certainly memorable everywhere the eye comes to rest there's a Persian rug, exotic antique, fine art work or sparkling Indian chandelier.

The hotel offers 11 suites and 5 luxury villas, all with their own unique personalities. Dining takes place in the black and white tiled reception room which doubles as a dining room opening out onto the veranda. At night surrounded by candlelit a sommelier will help you match wine from La Residence's cellar to the daily changing set menu of seasonal, local produce. Facilities include a spa, a swimming pool with a great view (plus another pool for the Vineyard Suites) and a gym.

We are proud to say that this property is affiliated with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Expert View

  • Recognition among top hotels in South Africa, Africa and the world
  • Exquisite views of mountains, vineyards or orchards from every angle
  • Luxuriant setting, fine dining, and service that sets it apart
  • Bespoke grandeur in each romantic suite designed by Liz Biden

At a glance

  • 16 Suites
  • All Ages in Vineyard Suites, 10+ in Hotel
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"La Residence offers unique helicopter wine tours where you can sample and compare wines from two different regions (cool and warm climate) on the same trip - not to mention the incredible scenery along the way."

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From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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