South African Hotels
Elandskloof Private Road
Elandskloof Farm
Cape Winelands
Western Cape
South Africa
Hotel Type
Spa, Leisure

The award winning La Residence Hotel is beautifully set on a private 30-acre estate in the lush Franschhoek valley of South Africa's magnificent Cape Winelands. Spectacular views of the tranquil surroundings can be enjoyed from this boutique hotel which is surrounded by fruit orchards and vineyards and plum orchards, with a magnificent mountain backdrop.

The five - star retreat reflects exquisite opulence and luxury in its interior decor, facilities and stylish hotel accommodation. It forms part of 'The Royal Portfolio' in South Africa along with the other properties being the Royal Malewane Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve and the Birkenhead House in Hermanus.


Each suite has been individually decorated with its own colors ranging from the Tibetan Suite with its oriental antiques to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu which reflects a Provençal flair. The Villas are ideal for families as they can accommodate either two, four or six guests. Featuring open-plan dining and living areas as well as private gardens and terraces, the Villas offer a great alternative to the suites of the hotel.

East Wing Hotel Rooms:

  • Honeysuckle Suite / Suite 1 - Luxury Room, Ground Level
  • Tang Suite / Suite 2 - Luxury Room, Ground Level
  • Frangipani Suite / Suite 3 - Superior Room, Ground Level
  • Disa Suite / Suite 4 - Superior Room, Upper Level
  • Tibetan Suite / Suite 5 - Luxury Room, Upper Level
  • Huguenot Suite / Suite 6 - Superior Room, Upper Level.

West Wing Hotel Rooms:

  • Hibiscus Suite / Suite 7 - Luxury Room, Ground Level
  • Chambre Bleu Suite / Suite 8 - Superior Room, Ground Level
  • Armani Suite / Suite 9 - Luxury Room, Upper Level
  • Nomatemba Suite / Suite 10 - Luxury Room, Upper Level
  • Maharani Suite / Suite 11 - Superior Room, Upper Level


  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Dining venue
  • Lounge and bar
  • Beautiful terrace
  • Dam and ponds
  • Lovely gardens
  • Fruit orchards


The Restaurant at this Hotel serves a lavish breakfast buffet which are bound to satisfy anyone's hunger with cereals, fruits, cheeses, and meats, not to mention their hot breakfast menu as well. Lunch is light and tasty and usually consists of regional produce which is used in their preparation of traditional game such as springbok, local fish, and free range poultry. The restaurants dining area is reminiscent of a manor hall, with sparkling chandeliers and vast fireplaces. All menus in La Residence's restaurant can be paired with excellent South African wines.


Guests have access to many activities such as swimming in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoying a relaxing spa treatment in The Spa or visiting one of the nearby vineyards for a fine wine tasting tour.  Trout fishing, golf, quad-biking, paragliding, helicopter trips, hot-air ballooning and horseback riding can be arranged as well.

The Spa 

Guests have a great alternative to sightseeing and wine tasting. They are welcome to relax and unwind in the tranquil surrounding of the spa treatment rooms where various pampering procedures await. The spa's signature treatments include the popular Swedish Massage which has been specifically designed to relax muscles, increase muscle tone and stimulate circulation.  The Deep Tissue Massage, which is tension-releasing, eases stiff necks, sore shoulders as well as lower back tightness.


La Residence is in the immediate surrounds of the Franschhoek village, there are more than 43 wine estates in the vicinity, several of which have achieved world renown and many of which offer classical concerts, art exhibitions and jazz evenings alongside cellar tours, tutored wine tastings and award-winning dining experiences. The Huguenot Museum and Monument provide an insight into the history and origins of the region and South Africa at large. Should you be wanting to experience the city nightlife, Cape Town is 46 minutes away, and if you'd prefer to make a day trip, there are some magnificent beaches and restaurants to visit around the Cape Peninsula.

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  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping



Dining is always a leisurely experience where guests may enjoy most of the best culinary secrets allowing themselves to be tempted by any of the gourmet dishes of fine flavours, diverse textures, freshest local ingredients and attractive presentation. Seasonal ingredients such as fruit, salad leaves, vegetables and herbs are harvested from the garden. Local cheese are sourced locally and served with home-made preserves and breads from our ovens. Guests can request a food preference and dietary requirements so that chef can make their very own special meals. All menus are complemented by the best wines of area to round off the fine dining experience.

The Spa

Health & Beauty Spa at La Residence, Cape Winelands

Guests of the exclusive La Residence boutique retreat may indulge in deep relaxation with an array of pampering treatments, available in the privacy of their own room or private balcony. 

La Residence in Franschhoek, Cape winelands, uses a network of highly qualified outside therapists that cater to individual needs. Spa treatments range from massages and beauty treatments to whole-body therapies.

Spa treatments

Guests may indulge in deep relaxation with an array of pampering treatments, available in the privacy of their own room or private balcony. The spa uses a network of highly qualified outside therapists that cater to individual needs. Spa treatments range from massages and beauty treatments to whole-body therapies.


Guests are invited to unwind in the villa’s infinity swimming pool.

Nearby activities
  • Golf
  • Trout fishing
  • Quad-biking
  • Helicopter trips
  • Paragliding
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Horseback tours
Wine tasting

Visitors in the Cape Winelands of South Africa have the opportunity to enjoy a cheese or wine tasting at one of the surrounding wine estates.

  • Wine Estates in Franschhoek, South Africa:
  • Akkerdal Wine Estate
  • Allèe Bleue Estate
  • Backsberg Estate Cellars
  • Bellingham
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Boekenhoutskloof Winery
  • Boschendal Wines
  • Cabriere
  • Chamonix Wines
  • Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne
  • Dieu Donne Vineyards
  • Eikehof
  • Franschhoek Cellar
  • Franschhoek Pass Winery
  • Glenwood
  • Graham Beck Wines Franschhoek
  • Grande Provence Estate - The Winery
  • Haut Espoir
  • Holden Manz Wine Estate
  • Klein Dauphine
  • L'Aubade
  • L'Ormarins
  • La Bourgogne
  • La Bri
  • La Chataigne Wines
  • La Chaumière Wine Estate
  • La Motte
  • La Petite Dauphine
  • La Petite Ferme
  • La Roche
  • La Vigne Wine Estate
  • Landau du Val
  • Le Manoir de Brendel
  • Leopard's Leap Wines
  • Lynx Wines
  • Maison Estate
  • Mont Michele
  • Mont Rochelle
  • Môreson
  • My Wyn
  • Noble Hill Wine Estate
  • Plaisir de Merle
  • Rickety Bridge Winery
  • Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons
  • Solms-Delta
  • Stony Brook
  • Topiary Wines
  • Val de Vie Wines
  • Veraison Vineyard
  • Von Ortloff Wines
  • Vrede en Lust

  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

Room 1: The Honeysuckle Suite

  • 4-poster king-sized bed
  • South African art graces the walls
  • Views across the sunlit vineyards to the mountains beyond
  • Private veranda which leads onto the garden

Room 2: The Tang Suite

  • King-sized bed with ornately padded headboard that can be separated into twin beds
  • Large Chinese scrolls adorn the wall above the plush sofa
  • Panoramic vistas include the mountains
  • Private veranda leading directly onto the garden.

Room 5: Tibetan Suite

  • King-sized bed with plush padded headboard (that can be separated into twin beds if required)
  • Sweeping views of the beautiful vineyards and mountains
  • Private balcony

Room 7: The Hibiscus Suite

  • King-sized bed with padded headboard
  • Views across the lawn, down onto the pond and across to the mountains beyond
  • Private veranda leads onto a manicured lawn.

Room 9: The Armani Suite

  • Modern classic chic in black, white, brown and grey style
  • King-sized bed and padded headboard
  • Views from both the room and private balcony take in the lawn, the pond and the mountains beyond.

Room 10: The Nomatemba Suite

  • King-sized bed with padded headboard is set off by large
  • Colorful African paintings
  • Views from both the room and the adjoining balcony take in the lawn and pond with the mountains behind.
Single Room R7440
Double Room R9860


# Rooms:

Room 3: The Frangipani Suite

  • Stylish in white and gold
  • Built-in king-sized bed on a heated marble plinth
  • Mirrored bathroom
  • Views are of the vineyards and mountains and a verandah leads onto the garden.

Room 4: The Disa Suite

  • Relish the vibrant greens, pinks and mauve theme
  • 4-poster king-sized bed in lime green
  • Views across the vineyards to the mountains and also onto the pool and garden
  • Private balcony

Room 6: The Huguenot Suite

  • 4-Poster king-sized bed
  • Private balcony
  • Views across the vineyards to the mountains.

Room 8: Chambre Bleu Suite

  • An elevated king-sized 4-poster
  • Old-world footstools to assist ascending onto the bed
  • Two verandahs, both leading out to the garden, one looking across the perfectly manicured lawn onto the pond

Room 11: The Maharani Suite

  • Large Indian paintings and crystal wall-sconces make it all the more lush
  • A built-in bed incorporates a padded headboard made from antique fabric
  • Two balconies, one overlooking the lawns and pond, and the other that faces an olive grove and the mountains.
Single Room R8240
Double Room R10930

Vineyard Suite 1 and 4

  • Two bedrooms
  • Central living and dining area
  • Covered patio
  • Private  garden
  • Swimming pool
Single Room R17650
Double Room R17650

Vineyard Suite 2

  • One bedroom and one children’s loft room
  • Covered patio
  • Private garden
  • Ideal for two adults and two children.
Single Room R10570
Double Room R10570

Vineyard Suite 3

  • One oversized bedroom
  • Covered patio
  • Private garden
  • Ideal for two guests sharing.
Single Room R10570
Double Room R10570

Vineyard Suite 5

  • Two Bedrooms plus one additional children’s bedroom
  • Central living and dining area
  • Covered patio
  • Private garden
  • Swimming pool.
Single Room R19890
Double Room R19890

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.900392

Longitude: 19.121563


Directions from Cape Town International Airport to La Residence, Franschhoek
1. Follow the exit signs. Take the exit to Somerset West on the N2.
2. Proceed along the N2 towards Somerset West. After passing the airport runway on your left, turn onto the R300 towards Paarl.
3. Proceed to the end of the R300 and take the N1 to Paarl.
4. Take exit 47 marked Klapmuts
5. Turn right onto R44, drive under the N1 Motorway
6. Take the second left turning marked Franschhoek
7. At the Tjunction turn right.
8. Drive towards Franschhoek. On approaching Franschhoek Town, just past the Franschhoek Cellars on your right, turn left into De Villiers Street.
9. Take your first left into Dirkie Uys Street.
10. Proceed along Dirkie Uys Street, past Domaine Des Anges on your left. Dirkie Uys Street ends in a gated Tjunction.
11. Turn right into Elandskloof Private Road. About 400m up the road, on your right side, you will see the entrance gate to La Residence.

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Star Rating

5 Star


Awards of La Residence, Cape Winelands / South Africa

La Residence opened in October 2007.The staff continuously strives to provide their guests with an unforgettable experience of a truly superior nature.

This commitment to excellence has resulted in La Residence receiving international acclaim in the form of the following prestigious awards:

  • Best Hotel in Africa - Ultra Travel Awards (UK) 2010
  • South Africa's Leading Luxury Hotel - World Travel Awards (SA) 2010
  • 101 Best Hotels in the World - Tatler Travel Guide (UK) 2010
  • Top 10 Best Places to Propose - Mr. & Mrs. Smith (UK) 2010
  • 101 Best Hotels in the World - Tatler Travel Guide (UK) 2009
  • “Hideaway of the Year 2009” Grand Award Winner- Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report
  • Best new sensation in the world - Tatler (UK) 2009
  • 100 Ultimate Escapes - Luxury Resorts- Robb Report (USA) 2008
  • The 65 Hot Hotels and best new places in the world to stay - Conde Nast Traveller (UK) 2008
  • The World’s Top New Hotels - Conde Nast Traveler (USA)  2008

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