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La Cle des Montagnes


Luxury, privacy, unparalleled service and captivating mountain views define La Clé des Montagnes – a peaceful retreat in the heart of South Africa’s wine country.

Tucked away on the edge of the beautiful village of Franschhoek, La Clé des Montagnes is a short walk from the pavement café mood of the village center, yet situated on a working wine estate surrounded by picturesque vineyards and plum orchards. 

Each of the four sophisticated villas offer individually designed interiors, large fireplaces, expansive patios and a private swimming pool in the peaceful gardens. Sample the region's renowned wines and excellent cuisine from the deep, plush chairs on the private verandah or take a stroll to enjoy the highlights of Franschhoek, South Africa's culinary capital.

Minimum two night stay. 

A Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions favourite in one of the most stunning locations in the world.

Hotel Overview

The Villas:

La Galerie - 2 bedrooms
Le Manoir - 2 bedrooms
La Grange - 3 bedrooms
Le Colonial - 4 bedrooms


Children of all ages are welcome. Children under 3 years stay free of charge. Children 3 - 12 years pay the child rate per child instead of the additional room rate.

Do not miss:

The La Clé braai. This is a traditional South African barbeque done with the flair and excellence you would expect from La Clé - a truly magnificent meal served in the comfort of the deep, plush chairs of your private verandah.

When to visit Franschhoek?

Open all year round. 

(La Cle des Montagnes surrounded by Cape vineyards). 

Why visit La Cle des Montagnes?

Set amidst vineyards on the edge of Franschhoek, only a short walk from the heart of the village, each impeccable villa is spacious and private with incredible mountain views (its name means 'the key to the mountains') and a generous private garden.

La Clé des Montagnes is the best kept secret in Franschhoek! 

By Car:

45-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions consultant will arrange for your private transfer within your tailor-made itinerary.