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.
- 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
"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."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Hot Air Balloon Flights
Take a journey through La Residence to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, 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.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to South Africa & Zimbabwe
Absolutely unforgettable and once in a lifetime trip! First class treatment the entire trip!! Every step of the way we were taken care of, it allowed us to be completely worry and hassle free, and just enjoy making incredible memories.Read full review
holiday to South Africa
The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Overall, our trip was amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime and Haleigh and I both had the time of our lives.Read full review