Checking In to La Residence in the Cape Winelands


Situated in the Franschhoek valley, La Residence is 1 of the most opulent hotels I have ever stepped foot inside. The foyer is adorned in chandeliers, marble, and all the gold trimmings you’d ever care to see in 1 space. Place merely, this hotel is 1 of the most extravagantly decorated properties you will uncover in South Africa and as such has turn out to be 1 of the finest hotels to keep on the continent.


Luxury in the Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands are renowned for grapes and gastronomy, but if you program to keep a handful of days in Franschhoek you will see there is a lot much more to be found in the location.

La Residence is a 30-acre estate filled with vines, exotic animals and many area categories in the major residence and separate homes that seem as if they go on forever.

Space interiors ooze the glitz and glamour of a time now passed: luxe fabrics, also several threads to thread count, antique furnishings and a seemingly endless collection of artwork collected more than the years.

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The Cape Winelands

The Winelands are situated just below an hour’s drive from Cape Town and the major towns you totally can’t miss are Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, specifically if you enjoy wine and wine tastings.

Franschhoek village is just 5 minutes drive from La Residence and is household to a excellent variety of celebrated eateries which includes La Petite Colombe, Orangerie at Le Lude and Le Coin Francais. Well-known wine estates such as Boschendal and Babylonstoren are just a quick drive away, so be positive to make time for tasting expeditions in the afternoon.

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La Residence Franschhoek

If you program to keep a handful of days in the winelands and have a unique occasion to celebrate, a keep at La Residence is positive to be memorable and the employees are much more than keen to provide on their guarantee to do so. The front area feels much more like a palatial residence than it does a hotel, so be positive to drop in for a dinner 1 evening for the complete practical experience or love a glass of wine by the fire just before venturing out to 1 of the several dining selections on provide nearby in Franschhoek and surrounds.

Bedrooms are individually decorated to many themes and tastes, but I couldn’t enable but squeal a tiny when I found I was staying in “The Elton John Room” exactly where the legend himself has stayed previously.

There is an infinity pool on web page for summer season days but for my winter escape there was sufficient water falling from the sky to prompt me to keep indoors and love the truth that I was in wine nation!


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Hiking in the Winelands

When the climate was agreeable I produced my way up to Mont Rochelle to practical experience some of the hiking trails on provide in the winelands. Since time was restricted, my pal Jacques and I chose to hike the shorter trail to Uitkyk, a short 6km track to attain this view. If you have much more time the longer version is sign posted as Perkedop trail and is 13km in length. Each hikes are graded moderate and the fantastic option if you want to stretch your legs devoid of a strenuous hike.


A incredibly warm thank you to The Royal Portfolio for welcoming me to La Residence. I had such a fabulous keep with Edward and the Group!


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