La Residence in the Heart of Franschhoek Valley
Look no further than La Residence for a serene refuge of natural beauty, grandeur, and full isolation in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The Hotel stands as a monument to luxury lodging in South Africa’s famed Cape Winelands, nestled on a private 30-acre estate surrounded by stunning mountains and rolling vineyards.
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Experiences Beyond Imagination
You’re not just renting a room at the estate; you’re starting on a culinary trip through South Africa’s culinary capital. While you can unwind poolside and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, the real pleasure lies in exploring the estate and the surrounding Franschhoek region.
Franschhoek, South Africa’s gourmet capital, has a thriving food scene, award-winning restaurants, and sprawling vineyards. It’s a wine connoisseur’s dream, with possibilities for wine tasting and enjoying local artisanal produce around every corner. Hiking, cycling, art gallery visits, golfing, and even daring helicopter rides await visitors seeking adventure in the area’s natural splendor.
The estate takes pride in its farm-to-fork philosophy. Executive Chef Gregory Henderson is inspired by the wealth of fresh produce farmed on their working farm to create ever-changing seasonal dishes that delight all palates. These culinary pleasures are expertly complemented with a wine list curated by a sommelier, bringing your dining experience to new heights.
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Luxurious Suites with Breathtaking Views
Every part of the hotel exudes opulence, including its accommodations. The Luxury Suites provide spectacular views of the valley and ensuite bathrooms with decadent big baths and showers. The Superior Suite, an 85m2 double room with sumptuous en suite amenities and a private balcony, offers stunning mountain and grape views.
Their One Bedroom Vineyard Suite, with its central living and dining space, covered patio, and private garden, is ideal for a romantic getaway. Consider the Two Bedroom Vineyard Suite or the Three Bedroom Vineyard Suite if you’re visiting with family or friends, since both offer plenty of space and private facilities.A Journey Through Cape Winelands & Culinary Excellence
The accommodation here is ideally located in Franschhoek, a lovely town with a strong French influence. It’s a place where restaurants and vineyards are committed to the production and consumption of local artisanal produce and quality wines. The Cape Winelands themselves provide stunning vistas that entice you to discover the region’s illustrious winemaking history.
The estate’s 30 acres provide a variety of relaxing pleasures, such as swimming pools, a spa, a restaurant, vineyards, and hidden places ideal for reading a good book.
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People, Planet, Plate: A Culinary Masterpiece
Executive Chef Greg Henderson approaches their culinary offerings with a focus on sustainability. He is profoundly committed to transformation and positive change in the kitchen and the culinary sector at large. Chef Greg draws inspiration from the Franschhoek Valley’s charm and indigenous foods to create a memorable culinary adventure for guests.
The dining experience here is nothing short of spectacular. The Great Hall, with its gleaming chandeliers and Victorian tiles, provides a beautiful backdrop. Alfresco eating options include the loggia and Persian Alley, which overlook the lovely green lawn and palm fronds. Of course, no Franschhoek dining experience would be complete without a carefully picked wine from their large list, expertly complemented with your chosen courses.
The Chef’s Table: An Interactive Evening
Indulge in The Chef’s Table experience at The Great Hall for an amazing evening. While the chef describes the ingredients, cooking procedures, and flavors, you can have a multi-course dinner created right in front of you. This unique culinary adventure is paired with a precisely curated selection of wines, ensuring a genuinely unforgettable dining experience.
Exploring Beyond La Residence
While dining at La Residence is an experience in and of itself, visitors are also encouraged to explore the local dining scene around the Cape Winelands. There’s something for every palate, from fine dining to harvest tables, all set against the backdrop of the region’s breathtaking beauty.
Wellness in Paradise
To round up your vacation, visit La Residence’s spa for some relaxation and renewal. Expert therapists provide a variety of therapies in a variety of quiet settings, such as a double treatment room, your own suite or balcony, or the Tea House overlooking a peaceful pond. Because of great demand, it’s best to arrange your treatments ahead of time, even if you’re not staying at the residence.
Make a reservation at La Residence today
Escape to a world of luxury, fine dining, and natural beauty. La Residence welcomes you to experience South Africa’s Cape Winelands in a very unique way. Book your stay now and immerse yourself in La Residence’s enchanted universe. Your unforgettable journey is waiting for you.