La Clé: Discover the Charm of Franschhoek
Welcome to Franschhoek, where the magnificence of the Cape Winelands meets the charm of a charming French Huguenot community. La Clé Lodge & Villas is your key to an extraordinary South African escape, nestled among rolling vineyards and surrounded by stunning mountain panoramas.
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Home Away from Home
La Clé recognizes that “home is a feeling.” From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll feel a wonderful combination of home-style amenities and attentive, full-service hospitality. The retreat has a range of lodgings to meet your needs. You’re in for a treat whether you select one of their five distinctively themed Lodge suites or one of the four exclusive-use villas.
The Lodge Experience
The Lodge is where Cape Dutch hospitality meets sophisticated shared spaces. Your spacious private suite welcomes you into a world of comfort and leisure. Wake up to panoramic views of the grounds, which include a willow-lined dam with paddle boats, a full-size tennis court, a putt-and-chip lawn, and even a helipad.
Food, wine, and art are central to your experience. Enjoy hearty shared table meals with a South African flair, as well as wine-paired platters while watching the vineyards. From the décor by Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs to the locally produced food, every element represents the beauty and richness of the Franschhoek region.
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Villa Choices for Every Traveler
The lodge spans two active wine farms and offers a range of villa options for you to call “home.” Each villa is individually designed, nestled in lush gardens, and fully equipped for your comfort.
Manoir: This 2-bedroom villa combines Cape Dutch charm with French finesse. With its historical charm and modern touches, it’s perfect for a couple or a small family.
Galerie: If you’re a lover of contemporary African art and chic spaces, the 2-bedroom Galerie villa is an ideal choice. Enjoy mountain views, a private garden, and a pool.
Grange: For a roomy village barn with a designer twist, the 3-bedroom Grange villa is perfect. It’s an excellent option for multigenerational get-togethers.
Domain: This 3-bedroom villa offers Moroccan-style living with vibrant colors and ultimate privacy. Enjoy outdoor living with deep terraces, a hedged garden, and a long pool.
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Unwind and Play
The estate provides more than just lodging. Relax with private spa treatments, enjoy a round of tennis, or start a friendly game of rugby in the gardens. There’s something for everyone, including board games and kid-friendly activities.
Explore Franschhoek and Beyond
A world of discovery awaits you outside the estate. Hike, run, or bike the mountain paths, go horseback riding through nature, or play a game of golf in a magnificent setting. Take a picturesque journey in a helicopter from the accommodation’s very own helipad for a unique perspective.
Visit art galleries and exhibitions, or go on guided art route trips and historical village walks. Don’t miss the Franschhoek Motor Museum, which houses over 100 years of automotive history. And, of course, dine at award-winning restaurants that highlight South Africa’s culinary expertise.
Book Your Stay at La Clé
La Clé Lodge & Villas is where your Franschhoek trip begins. Discover the secrets of this remarkable resort, which combines home, history, and hospitality. Discover the stunning beauty of the Cape Winelands while immersed in the charm of a lovely French town. Book your stay at La Clé today for a memorable experience!