Destinations

La Clé des Montagnes

About La Clé des Montagnes

Mountains, vineyards, impeccable interior design, fresh country air and Cape Town just an hour’s drive away: this wine estate in the Eastern Cape’s Franschhoek Valley is a wonder. With just four spacious villas found here, both privacy and a high level of service are assured when you choose to take a trip to this beautiful area of South Africa.

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a private getaway in the South African countryside, you can do no better than La Clé des Montagnes.

Style

Although all of the villas here have been designed individually, each one exudes the pervasive sense of quiet charm, luxury and elegant style found throughout the estate.

Setting

La Clé des Montagnes is actually situated on a working wine estate, a few minutes outside the picturesque village of Franschhoek. The valley from which the village takes its name is home to centuries-old vineyards, and the history of the region can be seen all around the estate. The four private villas are nestled in a quite beautiful rural location, with the scenery serving as the icing on the cake during your stay here.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the four villas here comes with a private pool and garden (not to mention your own private butler). All have been decorated individually by esteemed interior designer Sarah Ord, with styles ranging from the warm, welcoming palettes of a converted Victorian farmhouse to a striking fusion of East and North African aesthetics. The two-, three- and four-bedroom villas are both expansive and intimate, providing the perfect location for a private getaway suited to both friends and family.

Dining

With the estate lying at the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, you’ll be able to sample local vintages from this renowned wine-producing region with every meal. The award-winning cuisine here is made with the freshest local produce, and can be enjoyed on your own private veranda.

Activities

Established in 1688, the historic town of Franschhoek offers plenty of activities for the inquisitive traveller. Here you’ll find vineyards, markets and a thriving café culture, as well as art galleries, stylish boutiques and excellent restaurants. You can even choose to explore the town by tuk-tuk! Back at the estate, you’re free to stroll through the picturesque vineyards and plum orchards or simply relax and sun yourself by your private pool.

Child Policy

All ages are welcome at La Clé des Montagnes and the private villas are here are perfect for family holidays. There are plenty of activities for both young and old, both on the estate and in the nearby village of Franschhoek. Childminding services are also available.

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