The 30-hectare (74-acre) private estate is lushly planted with vineyards and plum orchards backdropped by Franschhoek’s breathtaking mountains. The entrance is magnificent, with glittering chandeliers suspended from the vaulted ceiling and walls covered with huge mirrors. The sumptuous furnishings are an indication of what to expect in the lavish bedroom suites.
Attention to every detail, no matter how small, is an integral part of the La Residence experience, and each artfully designed suite is lavishly decorated in its own scheme. Elegant antiques, natural textiles, rich colours, privacy, space and comfort are a given, whether you are in the exotic, oriental-influenced Tibetan Suite or the Chambre Bleu with its Provençal antiques, velvets and silks. The 11 suites at the hotel are ideal for couples, while the five Vineyard Suites offer privacy and space for families and groups of friends.
Pamper yourself with a treatment at the spa, or relax beside a swimming pool or one of the many private spaces with a good book. At the end of the day, watch the sunset with an apéritif in the loggia or sit beside the fire for cocktails and canapés by candlelight. Dining at La Residence is superb, as is to be expected in South Africa’s gourmet capital. The chef presents a fresh, seasonal menu that is alive with flavour. And, of course, no dinner would be complete without a careful selected wine from the extensive wine list.
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