South Africa | La Residence
by: Claire Eastwood | smartflyer.com
WHY: Honeymoon in South Africa
WHEN: April 2013
WHO: Me and the Hub, Bob
- Details, details -
TYPE: Luxury Cape Chåteau
ROOMS: 11 stunningly appointed suites, all with individual flare, in addition to 5 equally opulent family friendly villas
POOL/GYM: A lovely drop rim pool surrounded by loungers and palm trees. It's the perfect place to relax with a book and enjoy the views. Guests staying in the villas have 2 communal pools set alongside the Terrace Room, and Villas 1, 4 and 5 have private plunge pools. No gym, but who needs a gym when there is so many outdoor activities to choose from!?
SPA: The Spa has a wonderful menu of treatments that you can enjoy in your room or on your own private balcony
RESTAURANT: While Franschhoek is most certainly a destination for foodies, with famed restaurants such as Le Quartier Françáis and Reubens, staying put for dinner and enjoying the exquisite set menu and delicious wines is a must. Home baked breads, locally sourced fruits, fynbos honey and wonderful artisanal cheese make breakfast a lavish experience as well. Whether you are inside under the dazzling chandeliers and huge fireplaces or dining alfresco, La Residence is an exciting and fun culinary experience!
BAR: There is no official bar, only a number of wonderful spots where you can enjoy a 'sundowner' from the endless menu
VIBE: A grand but welcoming atmosphere that is also relaxed and informal. Imagine beautiful antiques, Persian rugs and luxurious fabrics that create a mood of sheer indulgence
WIFI: The entire property is equipped with WiFi
KIDS: Kids over the age of 12 are welcome at the main house. Families traveling with children under 12 years of age are encouraged to stay in one of the hotel villas
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
WHEN TO GO: South Africa is a wonderful year-round destination that is full of exciting things to do (including eating and drinking)!
SmartFlyer Exclusive Amenities:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily full breakfast for up to two in room guests included in rate
Bottle of Reserve Wine on arrival and a private wine tasting of La Residence wines from the hotel vineyard
For stays of 3 or more nights - complementary wine tasting at one of the neighboring Franschooek wine farms
- A Few Things -
When it comes to Franschhoek accommodation La Residence exudes opulence and splendor on a boldly extravagant scale. There are enchanting mountain views in every direction, providing guests with uninterrupted peace and tranquility and sublimely beautiful interiors. The eleven suites have been individually and lavishly furnished with charming antiques, fine Persian rugs, exquisite fabrics and a wonderfully eclectic mix of ojects d’art. In addition to offering sumptuous Franschhoek accommodation, La Residence also enjoys a reputation for its superb cuisine. Meals are served beneath glittering chandeliers in the baronial dining room or in the airy and scenic Persian Alley. With personalized service of the highest order, this is a Franschhoek accommodation of unparalleled luxury.