The incredible La Residence in Franschhoek, South Africa

La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley at the heart of a private 30-acre estate, this is a haven of luxury on every level. Surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a stunning mountain backdrop, La Residence enjoys breathtaking views of the unspoilt rural surrounds and an atmosphere of complete tranquility.

Francois talks about his recent trip to LA RESIDENCE

Klein Collection: How far is LA RESIDENCE from Cape Town?

Francois: La Residence is located on the mountainside of Franschhoek – a scenic 60 minutes drive from Cape Town.

Klein Collection: What made you decide to stay at LA RESIDENCE?

Francois: It was both my and Carien’s birthdays during the month of September and we thought it to be a good idea to experience La Residence… and see for ourselves what the fuss is about.

Klein Collection: What was your first impression of LA RESIDENCE on arrival?

Francois: Opulent grandeur from the minute we arrived at La Residence. Friendly staff, beautiful French influenced architecture, rich textures and colours with crystal chandeliers throughout.

Klein Collection: What was the service like?

Francois: The staff at La Residence have perfected the art of service – and as a guest all your needs are taken care of effortlessly with your personal space and privacy being a key consideration at all times. (Things just happen around you without you having to ask for it.)

Klein Collection: Is it child friendly?

Francois: The main hotel welcomes children from 12 years and older. The luxurious villas (with own kitchen, lounge and some even have a private pool) allow children of all ages.

Klein Collection: What activities are offered at LA RESIDENCE?

Francois: La Residence has a concierge service and all Franschhoek and surrounding experiences can be arranged on behalf of the guest (anything from wine tours, township tours, trout fishing and more). In my opinion the culinary experience coupled by an amazing wine selection at La Residence sets the benchmark for the luxury market in South Africa.

Klein Collection: What was the food like?

Francois: Really incredible culinary experience – a food lovers dream; the personal touch of the chef guiding one through each course; freshness of the food and organic wholesome flavors and the wine pairing being offered throughout the dinner in a sommelier style.

Klein Collection: What was the highlight of your stay at LA RESIDENCE?

Francois: Flawless attention to detail, excellent service, friendly and attentive staff, beautiful interior, private open spaces the impeccable dinner and breakfast and finally beautiful wines on offer. In short: everything!

Klein Collection: What should potential visitors take note of?

Francois: Be prepared to indulge in opulence.

Klein Collection: Who is LA RESIDENCE ideal for (i.e. the type of client you would sell this product to)?

Francois: Movie stars, celebrities and normal people with style (and money…)

Point out of 5
Service  5
Location  5
Food  5
Bedroom  5
Facilities  5
Décor  5
Attention to detail  5
Value for money  5

Should LA RESIDENCE sound like music to your ears, contact Klein Collection at to book your stay. Alternatively, please complete the form below.

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