Luxury Travel Review

Photos by Gary Cox

Entry to the villa at La Residence

Entry to Villa 1 at La Residence

During a summer trip to South Africa Elena and Gary revisited La Residence Hotel and Villas in the tiny gourmet and wine producing town of Franschhoek about one hour’s drive from Cape Town. They were delighted with the discovery of a new section of the property that welcomed families (the hotel section was reserved for adults and children 12 and older). The Villas added a level of luxury and privacy to the boutique hotel.

Breakfast looking out on the vineyards

Breakfast looking out on the pool and vineyards

They stayed in a centrally air conditioned stand alone structure, one of several Villas facing the estate vineyards, with two bedrooms, a living and dining area, wet bar, lawn and private swimming pool. The accommodations included superlative service, numerous complimentary amenities including WiFi and local transfers, room service and two dining venues.