La Clé

Set amidst vineyards and orchards, yet only a 5-minute walk to the heart of Franschhoek, La Clé offers a stunning collection of four villas and a lodge.

La Clé perfectly captures the picturesque mountain-and-valley scenery of Franschhoek.

The essence of La Clé goes beyond its exceptional attention to detail, exquisite finishes, and superb location. It lies in the breadth of experiences offered. With a team of talented chefs, the cuisine is dynamic and fresh, ranging from local-style ‘braais’ to lavish breakfast spreads, personalized picnics, private dining, and select Shared Table evenings.

The key in La Clé’s logo symbolizes unlocking the secrets of Franschhoek. Guests are invited to live like locals in the beautiful Cape Winelands—soaking up the valley, visiting art galleries, shopping at markets, sampling local wines, and discovering a sense of tranquility, space, taste, and style that embodies the Franschhoek lifestyle.

Owned by international entrepreneur Michael Pawlowski, La Clé is designed to meet the discerning needs of travelers, inspired by his own experiences traveling with his wife and four children. The lodge and villas are set among vineyards on the edge of Franschhoek, offering a perfect blend of seclusion and accessibility.


La Clé Manoir

Discover historical charm with modern touches in this exquisite villa. Enjoy the deep wrap-around terrace, complete with hammocks, pool recliners, cozy couches, and ample space to relax.

Step into a world where time stands still at Manoir, featuring a book-lined library, a comfortable lounge, candle-scented reception rooms, and a farmhouse kitchen. Breakfast is served in a beautiful sunroom with French doors opening to the back garden and pool. The dining room, perfect for banquets, and the fully-equipped kitchen-scullery ensure your villa stays cool in summer and wonderfully snug in winter. Manoir is a stunning example of traditional Cape Dutch architecture, complemented by French linens, antiques, unique furnishings, and muted colours.

Ideal for a couple or family, this villa also serves as a great central meeting place for groups staying in nearby villas. Manoir sleeps 4 in an en-suite room and a twin room, with accommodation for 2 children under 12 on a rollaway bed in the second bedroom’s annexe

La Clé Galerie

Experience full-colour creativity and light, airy living in this contemporary villa. Enjoy the enclosed private garden and pool with stunning mountain views—a true journey for the senses.

Welcome to Galerie, where bright colours meet minimalist interiors adorned with art from the owner’s private collection. The open-plan living area seamlessly extends outdoors, inviting you to relish the eclectic interiors or unwind on the veranda while gazing at the pool and majestic mountains. Galerie features two identical en-suite bedrooms, separated by the entrance hall, each boasting artful and beautiful finishing touches.

From the moment you enter, you’ll feel at home in the kitchen, dining, and lounge spaces, captivated by the picture-perfect views of the Franschhoek vineyards and mountains.

This 2-bedroom villa accommodates four, making it ideal for a family or two couples.

La Clé Grange

Experience generous spaces, classic South African decor, and earthy elegance in this homestead. Enjoy lush vistas and a crystalline pool, with the flexibility to be as quiet or sociable as you wish. As you settle into your light and airy retreat, everyday cares melt away.

Grange, with its rich history, was once a village barn turned lively restaurant and jazz bar. The building now boasts soaring poplar-beamed ceilings and luxurious double-sided fireplaces. The open-plan kitchen, dining, and lounge areas cater to your every comfort, leading to a relaxed terrace with breathtaking views of the pool, vineyards, and mountains. Three separate bedroom suites open onto a second terrace on the opposite side of the house, offering plenty of space to spread out and enjoy.

This villa presents an idyllic setting for multigenerational get-togethers. It sleeps 6 adults in three en-suite rooms. Additionally, the upstairs loft has 4 single beds, suitable only for children under 12, as it has no bathroom

La Clé Domain

Experience African vibrancy and ultimate privacy in this exquisite retreat, featuring deep terraces, a hedged garden, a long pool, and expansive views.

Step into a series of light and bright spaces where bold colours blend with airy Moroccan style. Sprawling terraces border each side of Domain, providing the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of the vineyards, with light filtering through the trees and a symphony of birdlife. Each terrace boasts its own outdoor lounge area and dining table, perfect for al fresco meals or a traditional South African braai.

Three bedroom suites open onto the terraces, offering views of the private garden or the vineyards and mountains. For larger groups, there is an additional fourth twin room on the far side of the house, opening onto the back terrace and garden. Enjoy endless possibilities under African skies.

Loved by extended families and groups of friends, this retreat sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, with space for one additional child.


Bicycle renta
Cooking class – Additional charge
Off-siteTour or class about local culture –  Additional charge
Bike tours – Additional charge
Walking tours  – Additional charge
Temporary art galleries – Off-site
Tennis equipment
Mini golf
Horse riding – Additional charge – Off-site
Cycling – Off-site
Hiking – Off-site
Golf course (within 3 km) – Additional charge
Tennis court

Included Services:
Daily housekeeping
Shared lounge/TV area
Private check-in/check-out
Concierge service
Luggage storage
Wake-up service
Ironing service – Additional charge
Laundry Additional charge
Airport shuttle – Additional charge

Kitchen Equipment:

Media and Technology:
Flat Screen TV
Wifi available in all rooms – Free of charge

Shared Kitchen

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Main Office, 214 Sea Island Dr,
Georgetown, South Carolina, USA, 29440-7260
Prime Number: + 1 843-548-4213
Europe Phone: +33 (0)6 52 49 99 22

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