La Clé Village offers an exquisite collection of unique villas in the superb location of Franschhoek. With plenty of secluded space, a dramatic mountain backdrop and five-star service, La Clé promises a tranquil and charming atmosphere in one of the Cape’s most stunning valleys.


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Location

In the heart of the peaceful Franschhoek suburbs, the villas are nestled within plum orchards and vineyards where guests can roam through lush gardens, take cooling sips in private pools and enjoy the surrounding Winelands.

Villas

The Village offers four villas each with their own unique style. Grange is a three-bedroom elegant space situated in a converted barn. It features neutral, soothing tones throughout with solid wood furnishings, soft fabrics and exposed brick walls. There are two garden-facing rooms and a courtyard room, each with en-suite facilities, private patios and garden views. Guests can enjoy a large living area, library, terrace and swimming pool

Communal Areas

The main space houses the reception, lounge, library and dining area. Although most meals are self-catered, guests can enjoy occasional meals in the lodge or Manoir for communal farmhouse dinners. When not making the most of your private villa, stroll through the rolling lawns and vineyards of the property.

Activities

Guests can enjoy a range of activities in the surrounding Winelands. Explore the nearby charming village of Franschhoek, tour one of the many wine estates to taste the local produce or take to the mountains on hiking and biking trails. Staff are on hand to pack picnics for day excursions and the grounds themselves offer a tennis court, a helipad, boules and croquet.

Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation
Breakfast
Complimentary concierge services
Village bicycles are available to guests (subject to availability)
Private service of a host and dedicated housekeeper (Exclusive-use only)
House drinks: wine, spirits, mixers, soft drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee (Exclusive-use only)
Breakfast of your choice prepared in your villa's kitchen at your convenience (Exclusive-use only)
Complimentary transfers within 5km of La Clé des Montagnes in the Franschhoek village (Exclusive-use only)

When to go

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SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures are often over 30°C/86°F, occasionally getting close to 40°C/104°F. Nights are warm, but comfortable.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures are often over 30°C/86°F, occasionally getting close to 40°C/104°F. Nights are warm, but comfortable.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 25°C/77°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 25°C/77°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

With a flora and fauna as biodiverse as the Western Cape it is no surprise that spring can be spectacular period to visit. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 19°C/67°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

These months are a great time to visit South Africa. We would particularly recommend KwaZulu-Natal during this period, as well as the Southern part of the country Africa (Western, Garden Route and Eastern Cape).

Of all the countries in Africa, South Africa is arguably the most climatically diverse; the beauty of this is that it is one destination which can be truly great throughout the year, you just need to know where to travel. With this in mind, we could suggest getting in touch to learn more.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures average 25°C/77°F , but often rise over 30°C/86°F, occasionally getting close to 40°C/104°F. Nights are warm, but comfortable.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER / WET SEASON

This is the perfect time to visit the Southern part of South Africa (Western, Garden Route and Eastern Cape), with clear skies and warm weather dominating. It is also a good time to visit KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensburg Mountains.

These months mark the wet season throughout the north of the country, where you can expect high temperatures and thunderstorms. So not ideal for safaris within these regions.

Of all the countries in Africa, South Africa is arguably the most climatically diverse; the beauty of this is that it is one destination which can be truly great throughout the year, you just need to know where to travel. With this in mind, we could suggest getting in touch to learn more.

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