Style & Décor
Distinguished antiques rub up against zingy colours and funky furnishings to create the last word in eclecticism. The centre of the villa is given over to a thoughtfully curated art collection that includes originals by Swedish artist Bengt Karl Erik Lindström and modern photography. The shady portico overlooks the manicured private garden, indigo pool and evocative mountains. The colonial-with-a-twist patio is perfect for breakfast, sundowners, catching up about your day or whiling away the time over a bestseller.
Situated on the magnificent La Clé des Montange wine estate in the Western’s Cape Franschhoek valley, La Galerie is surrounded by some of the region’s finest wine-producing countryside. Originally founded by the French Huguenots after their exodus to Africa, this little French corner is lovingly known today as the ‘Food and Wine Capital of the Cape’. Only an easy hour’s drive from Cape Town, you will soon see why this is one of South Africa’s most-desirable getaways.
Franschhoek has a distinct ‘village’ feel with locals running boutiques, galleries and sidewalk cafés.
This avant-garde villa is ideal for mature families, couples and art lovers looking for an exclusive countryside base to explore the neighbouring Winelands.
Best time to visit
The Western Cape province is said to have a ‘Mediterranean climate’, meaning hot summers from November to March and misty winters from April to October. Both have their charms: summer affords alfresco dining, picnics and outdoor sports, while winter offers wine tasting at the fireplace, exploring galleries and museums or attending the annual Literary and Bastille Festivals.
Helicopter transfers from the airport and private tours of the surrounding award-winning wine estates, as well as a personal villa chef to cater for all your culinary needs, can be arranged.