La Residence - The Details
With glittering chandeliers and a plethora of exquisite furnishings, La Residence is transfports you into a world of beauty, opulence and tranquility.
There is no doubt that La Residence is Franschhoek's most superb hotel and every amenity you could wish for is taken care of. The eleven spacious and airy suites at the hotel are lavish, exuberant and wonderful for relaxing in style. Views out over the vineyards and orchards before a spectacular mountain backdrop make for stunning scenery to admire during your stay.
The suites are perfect for honeymooners and couples, especially if it is a special occaision. There are also five Vineyard Suites which are perfect for families or larger groups of friends who want a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.
Whilst the hotel is also equipped with its own swimming pool, gym and spa, Franschhoek offers itself to beautiful cuisine, wine and is home to plenty of activities that take you into the heart of the countryside including helicopter tours, hiking and horse riding.
If you are after a special dining experience curated exactly to your preferences and interests then look no further than the hotel itself. With every staff member being a trained wine connessuier, advice for the best coupling of wines and food is only a question away.
For an extra-special occaision, the Chef's Table is an interactive evening with one of the hotel's celebrated chefs. Starting by walking through the lush surrounding gardens you will see exactly where many of the ingrediants are chosen from. After you will take your seat in the Great Hall and take part in a completely interactive evening as the chef prepares a four-course meal in front of your eyes. It is certainly the perfect addition to an experience you won't forget.
The winelands are the perfect way to finish your holiday or honeymoon. Whilst Cape Town is busy and energetic, the atmopshere in the surrounding areas is calm and sophisticated and exudes relaxation. Whether you choose to spend your day lounging by the pool or heading into Franschhoek, the winelands are not to be missed.
A typical South Africa itinerary would see start on safari in the Sabi Sands
for three or four nights before flying to Cape Town
. Here you can decide how relaxing you want your stay to be, but with so much to see and do, the more time spent here, the better. With world class bars and shops as well as beautiful natural wildlife, you won't be bored! From here, heading into the winelands is a must if you can spare the time, a couple of nights is more than enough but is certainly worth it.
If you are unfortunately time restricted, a full-day trip into the winelands can be organised, so make sure you speak to one of our Africa experts to find out what is best suited to what you want from your trip.