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Set in the vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley approximately 83km from Cape Town, the private wine and olive estate of Domaine des Anges provides the stunning backdrop for La Residence - an opulent guesthouse designed along the lines of a French country chateau. This fertile valley and the picturesque village of Franschhoek have become world-famous for fine wine, superb cuisine and warm hospitality. There are many things to do in and around Franschhoek.

After a morning spent exploring this beautiful area, you can enjoy the luxury of relaxing on expansive patios where you can admire the view. Alternatively, you can unwind in the cloistered courtyard with its private pool. A separate home movie room and private library add to the secluded splendour of the villa.


  • Situated on a private wine & olive estate
  • In the picturesque Franschhoek valley
  • Opulent French-inspired country living
  • Beautifully designed suites, all individually decorated
  • Generous dining with locally-sourced fresh ingredients
  • Private butler, chef & chauffeur service


  • Horse riding
  • Day tours
Boasting dramatic views of the Franschhoek valley, La Residence is a top experience in the winelands. The working farm offers tranquillity as well as extensive activities for every type of traveller – cycling, walking farm tours, picnics on the estate, feeding the Shetland ponies, and of course the Chef’s Table for a personal dining experience, and much more.
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Luxury Suite

La Residence has 11 luxuriously furnished suites. All rooms are individually decorated with treasures such as fine French antiques, Persian rugs and an eclectic mix of objets d'art.

Other room types:

The regal master suite - which takes up most of one wing upstairs - is for those seeking the ultimate in luxury. The suite provides a study and private balcony, his-and-hers dressing rooms, a palatial bathroom and panoramic views of the surrounding Franschhoek Valley.


Relax on the spacious patio and take in the magnificent view or unwind in the courtyard or at the swimming pool.A separate home movie room and private library add to the exclusivity of the villa.If you book the villa exclusively you will be provided with a private butler, a private chef and a chauffeur with car on hand.


The kitchen at La Residence uses only the freshest ingredients that are locally sourced where possible. The cuisine features a Mediterranean theme and is complemented by carefully-selected wines from the Franschhoek valley and surrounding wine farms.Breakfasts and brunches are generous and may include fresh seasonal fruits, farm honey and yoghurt, as well as a cooked English breakfast.Lunches are light - often salad-based - frequently featuring Franschhoek salmon trout: smoked, steamed or seared.Dinners are usually 3- or 4-course affairs offering you a selection of South African food and wines.As La Residence was originally intended as a family home, the kitchen is very accessible and you can sip an early-morning cup of coffee at the kitchen table or enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the comfortable seating area by the hearth.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Restaurant
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La Residence

Alison Dagul

"This was our favourite. Our room was exquisite (the pink room 7) and the hotel is just beautiful. We really wished we had come here for much longer. Wonderful service - amazing hotel."

Sandra Reisel

"The hotels were all wonderful but the La Residence experience in Franschhoek stands out as truly memorable."

Claire Elliott

"La Residence was outstanding in every respect; food and service was of the highest standard one could expect to receive anywhere in the world."

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