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Sophisticated style and breathtaking beauty

The essence of La Clé des Montagnes lies not only within the exceptional attention to detail, exquisite finishes and superb location, but also in the breadth of experience. Discover a sense of tranquillity, space, flavour and style with the lifestyle of La Clé. Four distinctive, private Franschhoek villas and the new La Clé Country Lodge await you amidst the vines, each with a unique personality and experience to be savoured. With two chefs in our team, the cuisine is dynamic and fresh, from local-style 'braais' to laden breakfast tables, personalised picnics, private dining and select Chef's Table evenings at the lodge. We welcome you to soak up the valley and enjoy a truly memorable stay in the heart of Franschhoek.

Design, service, tranquility and space



Nestled in picturesque vineyards and plum orchards, spend time savouring a picnic in your private garden, a refreshing dip in your own pool or simply enjoying the ample space that comes with a stay in one of our four private, fully-serviced villas. The villas have each been given unique personalities by esteemed interior designer, Sarah Ord. Discover a villa to suit, not only your needs, but your personal style where every wish is made manifest by our treasured butlers.

Only a 4-minute stroll away is the centre of the historic Franschhoek village bursting with the country’s top restaurants, galleries, local wines and unforgettable experiences. Step outside and discover the lifestyle and heritage of our valley. 


The Villas

Country Lodge


With design and finishes by Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs, modern styling meets the classic charm of a traditional Cape Dutch home at the La Clé Country Lodge. Flowing interiors, high ceilings and ample living areas are enhanced by charming accents and the rustic beauty of traditional materials. Spend intimate time together at the Lodge in any of the five exquisitely comfortable en-suite bedrooms.

Nestled on a working vineyard in the center of Franschhoek with expansive views, tennis court, putt and chip lawn and helipad, the Lodge is managed by Melanie and Scott Shepherd – two highly experienced chefs with inspired menus, hearty homestyle meals and finer dining options. Join us to experience the lifestyle of Franschhoek and be enveloped by warm hospitality.