There is a corner of the Cape Winelands that is forever France and that is Franschhoek – ‘French Corner’ is perhaps the prettiest of the Winelands’ small towns. Wedged between dramatic mountain ranges, Franschhoek has long been producing great wines from its fertile soils and has now acquired a world-wide reputation for its food, too.
La Cle gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Franschhoek experience. Each of its four modern and luxurious villas has been given a unique personality by its designer and the lodge radiates a sophisticated but relaxed charm. There are 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom villas available, each with a generous range of included facilities from Wi-Fi to a well-stocked mini-bar and butler service. Step outside for a short stroll and you find yourself at the heart of the town and well positioned to sample Franschhoek’s famous café and art gallery culture.
Set about an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Franschhoek is an ideal destination for a couple of nights of relaxing and indulging – after all, in Franschhoek your wines are paired with chocolate as well as cheese! La Cle will certainly appeal to couples and romantic travellers but it is also popular with families. The lodge welcomes families with children over 12 (if it is booked exclusively for a family vacation then children of all ages are welcome).