La Cle des Montagnes – Franschhoek, South Africa

ROOMS & SUITES: 4 Private Villas

Sophisticated style and breathtaking beauty is the essence of La Cle des Montagnes. An unparalleled luxurious experience in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley.

La Clé des Montagnes offers an idyllic setting a short stroll from the historic village of Franschhoek. A selection of four unique villas await you on a working wine estate, surrounded by picturesque vineyards, plum orchards with a magnificent mountain backdrop. The villas have been uniquely themed by esteemed interior decorator, Sarah Ord. Select one to suit your preferences and look forward to your personalized stay. If you wish to stay on site and enjoy the unequivocal ambiance, each villa has a private swimming pool and is fitted with beautiful chandeliers and large fireplaces. You can relax and unwind while you sample the region’s renowned wines and excellent cuisine prepared from the freshest local ingredients without moving from the deep, plush chairs of your private verandah. Or, if you wish to take a stroll and soak up the lifestyle and pavement café mood of Franschoek, the villas are only a short walk from the art galleries, fine restaurants and boutiques of the village center.



Romantic Getaway
Wineries / Wine Tasting
Cooking Classes


• A quartet of individually designed and themed luxurious villas
• Situated on a working wine and plum farm – yet 5 minute walk from the quaint village of Franschhoek
• All Villas have their own private pool – each over 10 meters
• Wrap around Mountain views – everywhere
• Cellar door experiences at the Cape’s finest wine estates
• Culinary Delights of some of South Africa’s finest restaurants in the “Gourmet Capital of South Africa”


• Experience Franschhoek’s many festivals throughout the year
• Enjoy picnics, wine tastings, chocolate tastings and olive tastings at surrounding estates
• Free parking and Wi Fi
• Hiking trails and biking trails through the vineyards


At La Clé des Montagnes the team of professionals endeavour to meet your every request. You relax while La Clé des Montagnes staff take care of every detail.


• A personal butler service is always on hand.
• Concierge service
• Continental breakfast daily
• Luxury evening turndown
• Welcome drinks on arrival

Can be arranged at additional cost:

• Health Club passes
• Personal Chef
• Babysitting Services
• Luxury airport transfers, helicopter transfers


Pilates, Yoga and Gym – There are private, or group Pilates classes in a lovely studio which is a 5 minute walk from the villas. We also have a private yoga teacher who can come to your villa and provide you with lessons. A Health club is a 5 minute walk away and La Clé can provide you with day passes for the gym.

Horse Riding – Guided trails from Paradise Stables through the vineyards with stops at 2 estates for wine tasting for R450 (including tastings) or hourly rides for R150. Beginners welcome, children over 12.

The Screening Room – Enjoy an intimate cinematic experience in the soft comfort of leather chairs or back row couches at The Screening Room at Le Quartier Français. Sip on a local wine, savour a snack and enjoy your movie, from old time classics to cinema nouveau movies.

Fly fishing, picnics and more can be arranged.


A Discreet and Elegant Venue for any Special Occasion — Whether you wish to get married at La Clé des Montagnes, host a private party or celebrate a special occasion, they are equipped to provide you with all the special arrangements you require. From lighting, sound, music, staging, menu design and décor – we have what it takes to make your occasion memorable and unique.


Full Day Winelands Gourmet Delights Tour
Full Day Chocolate, Cheese, Olive Oils and Wine Tour
Walking and Hiking Trails
Bicycle Riding and Tours
The Franschhoek Motor Museum
Stellenbosch Slow Market: enjoy sparkling wine and walk around this lovely Market set on a wine farm.


Cape Town International Airport (CPT)


50 km


November through April


From Cape Town International Airport:

1.Take the N2 towards Stellenbosch
2.Turn off onto the R310 (Baden Powell) into Stellenbosch
3.Continue on the R310 through Stellenbosch, and over the Helshoogte pass
4.Turn Right onto the R45 and continue through Franschhoek
5.Turn Right into Daniel Hugo Street (bottom end of village)
6.Continue on Daniel Hugo for 1Km to the gates of the La Clé des Montagnes


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