November 8, 2015
Must Stay: La Residence in South Africa’s Cape Winelands
The approach of winter in the Northern Hemisphere has us thinking of favorite escapes south of the equator, such as South Africa’s beautiful Cape Winelands region.
Just outside fashionable, foodie-centric Franschhoek, one hotel we love returning to is La Residence, an exclusive property set on 30 acres of verdant land framed by vineyards, orchards and rugged mountains.
Guest rooms at La Residence are decorated in an eclectic style that features antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, oriental rugs, and impressive artworks. Bathrooms are over-the-top lavish and spacious.
While staying in the Cape Winelands, we like to visit top local wineries and explore historic towns such as Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, which has a cheetah sanctuary among other attractions.
Back at La Residence, the gorgeous pool, grounds and public spaces beckon for relaxing afternoons spent enjoying the company of friends and family, a good book, or simply taking in the beautiful surroundings.
Artisans of Leisure’s Romantic South Africa and Journey Through South Africa tours include stays at La Residence. The hotel can also be easily incorporated into any of our other private South Africa tours.
Contact an Artisans of Leisure Africa specialist to start planning.