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La Residence

Unashamed oppulence in the heart of South Africa's breathtaking Cape Winelands
The WinelandsSouth Africa· 21 Rooms · ££££

An idyllic Tuscan style villa with stunning views of the surrounding mountains

If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury and privacy then La Residence is undoubtedly the place

Tucked away at the foot of jagged mountains, amongst serene rows of vines and just a short distance from the heart of Franschhoek, La Residence is arguably the most opulent property in all of South Africa and a simply glorious base for exploring the iconic Cape Winelands.

The main part of the hotel resembles a Tuscan Villa, with burnt orange walls, high ceilings and immaculate décor a constant feature wherever you are in the property. There are few more dramatic entrances to a hotel anywhere in the world, with the marble chequer board floor of the entrance hall leading through to a covered veranda with views out to the swimming pool and surrounding mountains. The bedrooms are found either side of the main area on the ground or first floor and are individually designed and immaculately put together. Antique furnishings, huge beds, full bars for drinks and snacks, vast bathrooms and private outside areas mean guests find it hard to tear themselves away from their rooms once they have checked in. Those who do venture away from their rooms can relax on the veranda and enjoy the views or head down to the swimming pool to soak up the sunshine – staff are also on hand to serve drinks and meals wherever you choose to dine. There is a wonderful spa offering a superb range of treatments and the small gift shop is well-stocked with all manner of bits and bobs to take home with you. The gardens are perfect for morning and afternoon strolls, whilst there is a complementary transfer service in to Franschhoek village for those who don’t want to walk.

The cuisine is outstanding with many guests choosing to eat in throughout their stay such is the quality – no mean feat given the quality of restaurants on offer in Franschhoek. Menus are complemented by the finest wines South Africa has to offer, helping make La Residence the ultimate destination for those who love the finer things in life.

In addition to the hotel, there are 5 larger villas tucked away in the vineyards, perfect for families, larger groups or indeed couples who value their privacy. Ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, these are the last word in luxury, benefiting from the same amenities and quality that the hotel offers, but with an altogether more intimate setting.

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