AN ICONIC 6 BEDROOM ALL EN-SUITE VILLA

WITH PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF THE Franschhoek VALLEY

COvid-19 Notice

Accommodation is open for all reservations

Please note that we take all the precautions to keep you safe during this period, with complimentary sanitizers in all rooms and optional services during your stay to eliminate exposure.

The fully serviced and elegantly designed villa is ideal for families or parties traveling together. Multiple contemporary indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Set in a private 3Ha/7.5 acre part of the estate with top security.

Load-shedding or power-outs – NO PROBLEM – We have an automated generator with solar back-up batteries so you will never be left in the dark.

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  • Best Covid escape in the world

    “Not only a AAA property in the best valley but best staff to assist with everything. Unforgettable. Highly recommended if you like nature and want to experience it in comfort. The breakfast and wine selection at the Residence is great. Thank you Corne (house manager). He is superbly professional”

    Michael

    TripAdvisor
  • The Residence – iconic home on the beautiful wine estate of Vrede & Lust

    We stayed at the Residence for a family wedding that was held at Vrede & Lust. It is the most stunning home –  6 beautiful en-suite bedrooms, with magnificent views of the mountains. The living spaces open onto green lawns and a lake. We loved the setting, the mountains, the vineyards, it is breathtaking. Corné Yzel was our host. He and his staff went out of their way to help us. Breakfast is included and served on the patio and was stunning. This is an amazing venue for a family retreat or gathering of friends. Words can not describe how much we loved The Residence and the warm hospitality we received from Corné”

    Clare Stirzaker

    TripAdvisor
  • Villa dreams are made of

    Wow, what can I say. My new husband and I were lucky enough to host our intimate wedding at this beautiful villa and spend a whole week in pure luxury. The villa speaks for itself and the views are no short of spectacular from every single room. Corné was an absolute pleasure, him and his staff made our stay even more special with a 5 star breakfast everyday. The freshly baked muffins were a personal favorite. Corné was also always on hand to help us with any needs. It’s safe to say my dreams came true with our wedding and The Residence will hold a special place in our hearts forever.”

    Home, The Residence @ Vrede & Lust

    Laura Murphy

    TripAdvisor
  • Absolute paradise in the heart of the Cape Winelands

    “Surrounded by some of the most spectacular landscape, this residence offers everything your heart desires and more. A quick drive from Cape Town – this was the perfect getaway with friends. The staff were all extremely helpful and efficient without encroaching on privacy. The home is spacious with each room beautifully decorated to make you feel right at home. We had the luxury of staying in the master suite which was simply exquisite and very private – with our own patio and stacking doors leading onto the rolling lawns and a view of the willow trees and dam.
    Well thought through indoor and outdoor entertaining areas with indoor and outdoor surround sound, along with a well stocked bar, made it super easy to enjoy every minute of our stay. I wish we could have stayed for longer. We will definitely be back!”

    Lorri Muller

    Tripadvisor
  • A house you wished you owned

    “I had the pleasure of staying here with my family recently. Each morning we woke up to a lovely 2-course English Breakfast, a roaring double fire place, and the most beautiful views with lemon trees and rose bushes around the property. The children were able to ride their bikes safely behind our gated drive way, explore along the pond, and play in the playground out front. We even took them for some tough hikes in the mountains. Night times we enjoyed our family gatherings around the braai and the children roasted their marshmallows before tucking away into their comfy little beds. The restaurant on the estate is amazing and a quick walk away for a great lunch. There are also discounted wine tastings available for residents. Corné at the estate does his best at all times to make sure that we are taken care of all day. He arranged all kinds of events, hot air balloon rides, yoga in the gym in the house and even a spa day for all the ladies in the house. This place truly feels like home.”

    Janet Appel

    Booking.com/TripAdvisor
  • Wow, absolutely stunning place! Corné was an amazing host. Definitely recommended!

    “We loved everything about it! The house was spacious and the decor was stunning. THe host Corné made our stay most enjoyable and couldn’t do enough for us. We would wake up to the most amazing breakfast. In the evening we relaxed with a fully stocked up bar. Definitely recommend for a group of people looking for a luxurious break.”

    Debbie Howze

    Booking.com
  • Wonderful Holiday

    ‘My family stayed at The Residence Vrede & Lust for two weeks in December 2019. I can honestly say this is one of the best holidays we as a family have ever had. The house is in the most beautiful location and is so spacious and so comfortable – it has every amenity you could want. If you want to leave the grounds it is easy to do many trips around the area which we really enjoyed. Corné is the most wonderful manager and host: incredibly efficient and hospitable and made our stay perfect. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more and we highly highly recommend staying here – we even had a ten-week old baby with us and Corné ensured we had everything we could possibly need for her. Thank you so much to the whole team at The Residence.”

    Louise Pugh

    TripAdvisor
  • Breathtakingly Beautiful

    “The pictures do not do this residence justice. Such a stunning picturesque setting in Franschhoek. A little piece of heaven where every part of the property is just superb. Attention to detail throughout the villa, the most amazing bedrooms and bathrooms. The walk-in closet in the master suite is simply amazing. The views are incredible! With so many areas to just relax and enjoy the setting. The braai lapa is where we spent most of our afternoon just enjoying the views and the music which can be heard through the villa. The outside bar area was the start for evening drinks and snacks, whilst a few friends enjoyed the sport on the large TV and lounge area. The property is well equipped with everything you require. A quick walk to the wine tasting room at Vrede & Lust was well enjoyed as well as the Bistro where we had breakfast in the morning. It’s a quick drive from Cape Town and to be able to enjoy that level of luxury so close to Cape Town . It’s a must! We will be back!!”

    Zain Muller

    TripAdvisor
  • Hidden Gem in the Heart of Franschhoek

    “A truly amazing and relaxing getaway only 50min drive from Cape Town. Picturesque setting with incredible views from both sides of the property. Exquisite decor all round serviced by an incredibly hospitable team making one feel at home. We would highly highly recommend visiting this gem of a location and hope to be back real soon… Certainly a 10/10 to the Residence @ Vrede & Lust”

    Jade M

    TRIPADVISOR
  • Better than the Rest

    “12 of us visited and stayed In Franschoek for 4 nights in May, we wanted the trip to be special so booked the Residence and what a great decision! The location was perfectly located on the beautiful Vrede En Lust vineyard and just 10-15 mins from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The rooms are large and spacious with more communal areas than I remember, WiFi, TV, music, all the necessities – tastefully decorated and so comfortable with views over a private pond and garden with the mountains in the backdrop. Corne, Betty and Besty took great care of us and ensured or every need was met from a full English breakfast to stocked refrigerators with wine, beer and soft drinks. The place was so beautiful, homely and comfortable at times we didn’t want to leave at all and extended the stay by a night. We’ll definitely be going back!”

    Rachna Sahani

    Tripadvisor
  • Living in Luxury

    “We stayed here for a weekend with a group of friends. Location is beautiful with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Bedrooms are luxurious with all en-suite. Great open plan area for entertaining. The villa has all the amenities that one would need to cook and entertain. High quality sound system allows you to bring the party outside while sitting around the fireplace and admiring the beauty surrounding you. Would highly recommend.”

    Joni M

    TripAdvisor
  • Superb accomodation in the heart of Franschhoek & Stellenbosch

    “What a spot! Most beautiful location, hosted by a brilliant team. We were 10 friends and couldn’t ask for more. The rooms are phenomenal, each with a breathtaking view of the mountains in the area. Sound and cinema tech that makes a superb party atmosphere. Cooking facilities cater for every need and we got through a lot of wood around the outside fire pit. A short walk to the wine cellar was an absolute treat and we finished the weekend with a marvelous brunch at the nearby bistro. What a place, just WOW!”

    Fred Axon

    TripAdvisor
  • Amazing event at The Residence

    “For a corporate event our agency has rented The Residence for the company’s board members. The guests were that much impressed with the standard f The Residence, that they’ve decided to move the night cap to The Residence.

    Corné was such a lovely and helpful host. He met all of our wishes. If it wasn’t for him the stay wouldn’t have been the same.

    We will definitely be back!”

    Jenny - Eggert & Friends LLC

    TripAdvisor
  • “The Residence is a truly special accommodation in one of the most stunning locations in the world. The venue was perfect for our small business conference and afforded us the quietness and privacy we needed. Corné was a fantastic host who cooks up a superb braai as well. Very keen to come back with my family. You will not be disappointed with The Residence. Even the beautiful photos online don’t do the reality justice.”

    Matthew Blewett

    AirBNB
  • “World class location, attention to detail, staff willingness in all areas as well as establishment itself being unbeatable for the area.”

    Jason Foster

    Booking.com
  • Spectacular

    “The most beautiful home that has been converted perfectly for an extended stay in Stellenbosch/Franschhoek. Exceptionally high quality finishing in the house and is run by the wonderful Corné who helped us with everything we needed, whether it be breakfasts, Vineyard Tours or Dry Cleaning. It was all seemless and I would 100% come back.”

    Joe Chamberlain

    TripAdvisor
  • Don’t hesitate – just book!

    “The Residence is probably the best place I have ever stayed. The property and staff made such an impression; I truly don’t have the right words. Everything from the pool, the lake, the landscaping, exceptional mountain views and the staff –  no details overlooked. The property had a WOW factor beyond our wildest expectations. The ambience is of peace and tranquility and the rooms are very big with comfortable beds. The staff is just next level: Corné, Bettie and the rest of the team are so friendly and they will literally bend over backwards for you.. Nothing was too much effort for them – we were looking for a soccer ball one afternoon and before we knew it Corné had taken a drive to town to buy one for us. The whole experience from start to finish was pure luxury. The pictures on the website are beautiful, but do not do it justice. Everything is just so beautiful in real life and the atmosphere is priceless. If you are wondering whether you should book, just do it! Absolute perfection!”

    Salomé Knijnenburg

    TripAdvisor
  • Amazing place to stay!

    “The photos on Booking.com don’t do the house justice, it was much bigger than we expected and the grounds were amazing and perfectly maintained. Absolutely loved it and will return next year. Corné who was on site most of the time was absolutely brilliant and helped organize some external activities and treatments and yoga at the house! We loved the gym in the house and the wood fires. Breakfast was amazing too. Overall much more than we expected! Very highly recommended!”

    Lee Biggins

    Booking.com
  • The Winelands at its Best

    “We had a delightful week-long stay at this formidable villa on Vrede & Lust… extreme luxury. Set against the picturesque Simonsberg and close to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, the area has so much to offer yet we hardly felt the need to leave the stylefully furnished and spacious property. Be sure to take your binoculars for all the birding activity that can be observed from the patio!”

    Werner J

    TripAdvisor
  • Trip of a lifetime

    “There are truly no words to describe this unbelievable home. I never wanted to leave. Corné looked after us like royalty and ensured our stay was effortless. Every single room, and there are a lot, is magnificent and the cooked breakfast every morning was delicious. The wine of course matched the entire experience… I feel so privileged to have enjoyed this property!”

    Colleen V

    TripAdvisor
  • Breathtaking property and service!

    “We spent 2 nights at The Residence in October. Right from the start of our trip, Corné Yzel and his team went out of their way to make us feel at home and went above and beyond in catering for all our requirements . The property and its amenities are out of this world and were regrettably under-utilized due to the fact that we were on a business trip. I highly recommend The Residence and look forward to coming back with my family!”

    Tatenda Mutizwa

    TripAdvisor
  • Unforgettable holiday at The Vrede & Lust Residence

    The Residence was the most exclusive and beautiful holiday home we have ever stayed in. We spent 4 nights there with our family over new years and we really didn’t want to leave. Breathtaking from the moment you walk in , the decor, the beautiful entertainment area, the green lawns, the weeping willows and magnificent views, the fully stocked bar, gym, the magnificent bathrooms, the grandeur of it all will remain in our memories forever. The photo’s on the website do not do this incredible home justice. Corné and his team make the stay extra special with their attention to detail, freshly baked croissants, delicious breakfasts every morning and for making us all so comfortable.! A super spoil for all of us! Thank you for an unforgettable holiday –  we are planning our next visit!”

    Yavani SIngh

    TripAdvisor
  • A Gem in Franschhoek

    “Had the opportunity to spend 2 nights here and I can honestly say that it was out of this world. Staff are amazing, it’s cozy and it feels like home away from home. Ultra luxurious and very welcoming. Will definately be back.”

    Marek L

    TripAdvisor
  • “This place is the absolute ultimate accommodation in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch area. The photo’s do not do it justice it is incredibly beautiful. Corné the house manager is exceptional. He went above and beyond for us every day. The staff were also fantastic very friendly and professional. Best AirBnB I’ve stayed.”

    Molly Standfield

    AirBnB
  • Little piece of Paradise

    “An absolute hidden treasure! The Residence offers luxury, peace & tranquility in the most beautiful setting, with attention to every detail! A perfect weekend away on a beautiful wine farm. Excellent service from Corné and his team. Thanks – We loved every minute.”

    Maria

    TripAdvisor
  • Family Wedding

    “We were incredibly lucky to have spent 3 nights at The Residence. From arrival to exit, our expectations were blown away. The garden and pool was immaculate. The home was breathtaking. Nothing was too much for Corné and the staff, Bestie and Judas. We were a big group that comes with unforeseen challenges for the staff but they really went above and beyond for us. Hopefully we will be back one day!”

    Russel Collett

    TripAdvisor
  • Most magnificent stay ever!

    “We don’t even know where to start to explain the most amazing experience we had at the villa! We immediately felt at home, Corné went out of his way to make the stay an out of this world experience for us! Him and his staff treated us , catered for all our needs and more, made us feel extremely welcome and truly made the 2 days memorable! The whole villa is just breathtaking!!! There wasn’t one thing that we could find fault in! Thank you to everyone, and especially Corné, for 2 days we will never forget!”

    Theo van Wyk

    TripAdvisor
  • Incredible property and service

    “I recently stayed at this residence with 10 other guests. The service and property were absolutely incredible. Can not fault it at all. No requests was an issue for manager of the property. The decor and the furniture in the house were extremely well kept. Would highly recommend for friends or famlies.” 

    Hannah Rose

    TripAdvisor
  • “We had the most incredible stay here! The pictures do not do this house justice and Corné and his team were phenomenal! We can’t wait to stay again!”

    Grace Robinson

    AirBnB
  • Unforgettable

    “What a wonderful and unforgettable experience to spend a few days at The Residence. We were a family of 9 and enjoyed the luxury of the 6 en-suite bedrooms. We enjoyed every minute we spent in this marvelous home and, at the same time, were overwhelmed by the beauty of the surroundings. Although situated very near Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, we got the feeling of being “far away” and in the midst of nature. Surrounded by mountains and trees, we sat for quite a while on the edge of the big dam(with an island in the middle), to watch the bird life at this exquisite spot in nature. In weeping willow trees along the water’s edge, many nests were being built by birds. We felt privileged to be there at the beginning of spring time! The members of my family who are exercise fanatics were impressed by, and made full use of, the well equipped gymnasium in the house. The book lovers among us(hopefully all) enjoyed the great number of books available. And all of us appreciated the lovely breakfasts we had: at times that suited every member! 

    Last but not least: we were overwhelmed by the friendly welcome we received from the house  manager, Corné. We felt at home immediately and appreciated his thoughtfulness during our stay. What an excellent manager and staff at The Residence. Do I/we recommend The Residence? Of course!(See above!) Especially for family get-togethers or group outings. Five big, bright stars! Danie du Toit”

    Ds. Danie du Toit

    TripAdvisor
  • Great Family Weekend

    Our whole family went here for a weekend in September! We were 4 couples and 2 children. Perfect for the 6 rooms, all en-suite bathrooms. We braaied outside, grilled on the veranda, and made huge fires in the fireplaces. They also have a nice lapa next to a quaint dam with all the birds in the world congregating there. Great views, 5-star rooms! Fantastic interior! And 24/7 security.

    Johan du Toit

    TripAdvisor
  • Incredible

    This place was like a fairy tale. Everything so beautiful and well kept. I mostly enjoyed the endless wine supply from the surrounding vineyard :). The manager was amazing, nothing too difficult. Highly recommend!

    Maddison J

    TripAdvisor
  • Family 40th Gathering

    “We spent 5 nights with Corné and his team at the Residence and could not fault the location, the quality of the house or the way that everyone went out of their way to look after us. The house was perfect for the three families with plenty for the kids to do and lots of room for the adults to relax and enjoy long breakfasts and afternoon wines We would stay there again without question and look forward to returning soon”

    Richards Family

    Portfolio Collection/TripAdvisor
  • Style & Setting

    “Unbelievable place surrounded by flower topped mountains and manicured grapevines this elegant home has everything a traveler could want. Stylish, beautifully appointed and all the little touches that take places from excellent to next level. Loved my stay. Corné is a host of note, making sure any of the smallest needs you may have, are catered for. Magnificent!”

    Barry Davies

    TripAdvisor & Google
  • A Stay in Heaven

    “I always thought that a trip to heaven(or the other place!) would be the last thing on my bucket list but having spent 4 glorious days at The Residence I have got there early. The glorious setting as you drive through the gates is only enhanced by the wonderful warm welcome from Corné and his team. The lovely spacious rooms, the indoor/outdoor feeling of the entertainment area, the luxurious bedrooms and the just perfect setting are overwhelming as you first are shown round the property, then the joy of choosing which bedroom you want, all of which have stunning views, makes the first hour a feast for the eyes and your senses. My wife and I were there to have 4 relaxing days and visit the local area and we could not have chosen a more delightful place to call home for that time. Wonderful breakfast served on the terrace, a beautiful clean and warm pool to swim in, colorful gardens to walk around and a location right at the heart of the winelands all contribute to stress melting away and your life balance being restored. Our most magic moments were every evening as the sun set we lit the fire by the side of the lake and looked up at the stars, a glass of wine in hand and listened to the sound of the birds and frogs all settling down for the night. Corné and the team are super accommodating , helping us to maximize our enjoyment of the area and feel as though this really was home. 5 stars on every count – we just wish we could award more.”

     

    Joe Eagle

    Luxury Retreats/TripAdvisor
  • Amazing!!!

    “Corné and all the staff were fantastic and did absolutely everything possible to make our stay so amazing. The pictures online looked incredible but these didn’t even do the property justice. Will definitely be returning for another(longer) stay!”

    James Stirzaker

    TripAdvisor
  • Breath-taking winelands villa

    “Whether it is a relaxing family retreat you are looking for or an exclusive venue for a special occasion, The Residence is the place to be. The exquisite location with views to marvel at from any location on the secure property creates an instant lift to the mind. This villa affords you absolute privacy with all the important services nearby, some even waling distance. Although this villa is any adult’s dream home-from-home, it is also very child-friendly with a  fenced pool and a jungle gym on the rolling lawn. Beautiful breakfasts and friendly, attentive staff made our stay great! Thank you Corné for this wonderful experience.”

    Paljas

    TripAdvisor
  • The Residence @ Vrede & Lust Wine Estate

    “Exclusive Residence offering complete privacy on a large estate situated on the well-known Vrede & Lust Wine Estate catering for up to 12 adults and kids. Full breakfast provided, excellent staff and always available Estate Manager Corné available to assist with anything you need. Situated on the banks, your own private dam, large swimming pool facilities, private rooms, gym facilities, indoor and outdoor barbecue with open living spaces, indoor and outdoor lounges, all secure behind the highest secure and monitored grounds. The Residence is the perfect venue for the family, friends, or corporate executive who wishes to entertain and have all facilities and service within this private boutique estate. Whatever you need from Au Pairs, chefs, trips to local tourist attractions, a visit to the wine route, the Tram service anything your heart desires could be arranged through The Residence Estate Manager. Thank you to dear friends, Vrede & Lust Wine Farm, the owner of The Residence and all the staff for an incredible weekend.”

    Don Lange

    TripAdvisor
  • Amazing holidays in this spectacular house

    “We spent 3 nights there with my family and had the most amazing time. Everything was perfect: the house was gorgeous and very spacious, the kids had lots of fun with the playground, the parents had time to relax in the various living rooms, terraces… Cornelius was very helpful and arranged for us an amazing dinner with a chef in in the house. Our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Thanks again and hope to come back soon!!!”

    Marie

    TripAdvisor
  • “This place was so amazing, we didn’t want to leave. The location is stunning, coupled with a house with all the comfort and luxury you could want you couldn’t need anything more. Even the music playing in the morning during breakfast was perfect. Corné was a great host, and the breakfast and braai arranged by him were really good and allowed us to spend more time appreciating the house. He was also really helpful in arranging last minute massages at the house for us all. All in all a perfect stay.”

    Katie Manion

    AirBnB
  • Amazing Villa in a winery in Franschhoek

    “We (group of friends) stayed at The Residence for 2 nights and it was an unbelievable place! The house is extremely big with 6 en-suite bedrooms spread over 2 floors, large living/dining areas to hang out, both inside and outside, a big lawn with a playground, a fire pit, and outside grill area and pool. It is fully equipped with everything you need and the manager Corné and the team of housekeepers were very helpful and made sure our experience was memorable. For instance we were all there for our friend’s wedding weekend and hadn’t planned our dinner the first night , Corné the house manager really helped us to coordinate by ordering and even picking up our dinners from the next town. Everything was perfect and we would definitely come back again! Definitely recommend this villa to everyone who’s visiting that area!”

     

    Nanni

    TripAdvisor
  • Absolutely Fabulous!!!

    “From the minute we walked in, till the minute we walked out, the experience we had was absolutely fabulous! We were so well looked after by Corné and the team and so grateful to them for making our stay so very special. Facilities and house are unbelievably stunning, with every detail thought of. Worth every penny!”

    Adam

    TripAdvisor
  • We hosted our small wedding and enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust

    “Corné and the team took amazing care of us over our wedding weekend. Corné provided amazing support, advice and regular engagement throughout the planning process as well as hands-on support on the day. Our stay at The Residence exceeded expectations on all levels with Corné going above and beyond to provide assistance wherever needed. Highly professional and efficient, he was a pleasure to deal with from Day 1.The Residence is a spectacular venue for small events or just a relaxing place to stay with close friends and family. The spacious and elegant house had been planned to perfection with every convenience at your fingertips. We were thrilled to host our casual wedding on site with amazing views, wonderful open flowing setup, pool and open spaces for the kids to enjoy…”

    Home, The Residence @ Vrede & Lust

    Lynda Cooper

    TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful peace of heaven with great staff

    “We stayed at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust for a week as part of a wedding in March 2020(last week pre-Covid). The setting is absolutely stunning and the house offers a great retreat away from the busy crowds, serving wonderful wines.

    The house is staffed by a helpful team that takes care of every wish and serves an outstanding breakfast in the morning.

    Now that Covid-19 has hit the world I think back at the time there, and remember it as a place that would be perfect to lock up for a week with family and friends, enjoying the amenities without much of a need to venture out.

    The nearest town is a bit of a drive away. We enjoyed using the large outdoor BBQ and wonderful internal kitchen, but on our next visit we would consider hiring a cook for our time there.

    I highly recommend this place, for a large group of friends. The rooms are huge and spaced far apart. This property is unique because it offers privacy when desired, but with large common areas for the group to convene.”

    Fabian

    TripAdvisor
  • Pure luxury and attention to detail

    “The Residence was absolutely amazing. Great attention to detail, a tranquil space to relax while being treated like royalty. We were being taken care of by a fantastic host, while enjoying superb facilities. By far the best Winelands property for a large group. Immaculate living spaces, endless views and pure bliss. Highly recommend a few nights to soak it all up.”

    Wessel Pieterse

    TripAdvisor
  • Fantastic Venue

    “We celebrated my 60th bithday party with family and friends over 2 days at this fantastic venue. We were treated like royalty by the friendly staff and Corné and his team went all out to ensure that our stay was a most memorable one. JP from Lust Bistro provided us with the delicious evening meals. We all give you 5 stars and can’t recommend it highly enough. Many thanks to a wonderful time spent with you.”

    Klaas D

    TripAdvisor
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    “Arriving at the palatial gates, the garden view takes your breath away. We were welcomed by General Manager Corné Yzel who ensured that we were taken care of throughout our stay greeting us each morning with cappuccinos and a delicious healthy and hearty English breakfast. The house is  luxurious and most comfortable. The music system superior. Outside, the bird life was our main attraction, the willows reflecting in the calm water. At night, it was the glowing fire pit with it’s abundance of wood which was delivered daily. The two little ones, both a year old, loved the jungle gym and spacious lawn. This stay far exceeded our expectations and we shall definitely be back!”

    Catherine Douglas

    TripAdvisor
  • Cape Winelands splendour like never before

    “We took some family and friends and decided to spend 2 weeks at The Residence for lockdown. The plan was to work, connect, relax and enjoy what the Residence has to offer. It was a stay that we will cherish forever. Every single detail was impeccable, the property is one of a kind, the flow of the home, the multiple, ever-burning fires, the friendly staff, the world-class chef (Corne), the beautiful wine (drink the V&L Boet Erasmus) is but a few highlights. Cooking marshmallows under the stars at the outside boma on the bonfire next to the dam was something the kids won’t forget. Soccer games on the lawns and endless braai’s were the order of the day. From canoe trips on the dam, evening sundowners on the scenic deck, to cosy movie nights in the rain – we did it all, we took it all in and we will definitely be back!”

    Nick French

    TripAdvisor
  • Iconic location; great service

    “Enjoyed a 1 week stay with friends and family at this fabulous location near Franschoek, situated in a large and lovely wine farm. It was a perfect location to take in the broader wine country in Franschoek, and Stellenbosch, and also about 50 minutes for the occasional drive to Capetown. Corne was an excellent and attentive host who was available, easy to reach and attentive to all our needs. I would highly recommend this location for large groups and/or family stays.”

    Ilje

    TripAdvisor
  • Magnificent home away from home!

    “My family and I had the privilege of staying at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust for a few nights when we were waiting for our property transfer to go through before we could move into our new home. Although it was not a holiday as such, it absolutely felt like one. The Residence is beautifully designed and with the large open spaces for the entertainment areas, the coziness is not lost at all. Even though Corné, who is the General Manager of The Residence, says that it is a summer house, we were very comfortable and felt like we were in a resort somewhere with the best amenities. Corné and his team looked after us extremely well and the attention to detail in every respect was duly noted. I can definitely recommend The Residence for any family or friends come rain or shine, it’s a magnificent home away from home!!”

    Brett Morgan

    TripAdvisor
  • Dreaming of Africa – 6 adults and 1 toddler

    “We stayed at the Residence for a friend’s birthday and it was just what the doctor ordered! Cornelius the manager of the estate went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Living conditions were pristine and luxurious yet the fireplace that characterizes most of the farmhouses in the winelands made the uber luxury feel of the property warm and accessible. The staff were friendly and efficient and catered to all our needs…. The grounds are perfect for long romantic walks and the sunrise view of the nearby mountains is worth waking up early for. Can’t wait to go back in the summer”

    Ify Oji

    TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful property, ideally located, with wonderful hosts and top notch service

    “We booked the residence to celebrate within our fully vaccinated Covid pod a friends birthday for a week. The house is beautiful, well appointed and comfortable. The views are pristine and the service from the team was excellent. We were well taken care by everyone and enjoyed a memorable and fun week in complete luxury. From the multi-course breakfasts to the constant supply of lovely Pinot noir and champagne from the estate we managed to escape the realities of the outside world and enjoy a wonderful time. Will definitely return in the summer. A huge heartfelt thank you to Corne and his entire team.”

    Gravette

    TripAdvisor
  • Secluded, private and luxurious

    “Spacious and luxurious accommodation with world class views on all sides. It’s very quiet and peaceful yet close to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The house is well equipped for self catering as well as catered. The many fireplaces and the external fire pit make the house cosy. Corne and team are hospitable and make a huge effort. And the breakfasts are world class.”

    Craig Polkinghorne

    TripAdvisor
  • Wine Tour

    “The perfect destination for a group of good friends to connect. Wonderful comfortable accommodation in a fabulous location. Well equipped. We loved evenings around the fire-pit, dinners next to a roaring fire and beautiful walks in the vinyards and mountains on our doorstep. Thanks to Corné and team for your 5 star hosting.”

    Nikki

    TripAdvisor
  • PSG National Sales trip

    “This was absolutely next level amazing. Corne is superb at multi tasking…from organising our bookings, setting up breakfast and just the co-ordination of the staff and hospitality. The pictures on the internet do no justice to the haven we were living in. This is the absolute dream destination.”

    Qzhay (PSG Jhb)

    TripAdvisor
  • Tranquil, relaxing break away in the most beautiful house and surrounding scenery. Highly recommended.

    “This is a great place to stay, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Spotlessly clean, in a very quiet and peaceful location with mountain views, vineyard and farming activities in the surrounds. Lovely walking and running paths if this is your thing. The interiors and exteriors are built with love and perfect taste showing off some features of our heritage in South Africa. The staff are friendly with the warmest of hospitality. The breakfast was impeccable. This may have been the first time we stayed here, it certainly won’t be the last!”

    Janette

    TripAdvisor
  • Reghardts Bday Weekend

    “My Husband and I were invited to a very dear and special Friends bday – we accepted of course without a clue of what we were in for. We knew it was on a farm somewhere and low key vibe with acoustics was on the menu!
    But we were blown away!!!! We did not expect so much beauty Perfection and excellence all behind one closed door. I will highly and Definitely recommend this to anyone that is celebrating a big and special occasion. Or maybe even a couple of friends looking for the getaway they deserve to be treated like lords in excellence and comfort and supreme quality!
    Thank You to Corne for treating us like lords – it was brief and quick getaway – but a weekend I will remember for a lifetime!!! Thank YOU”

    Hayley Pieters

    TripAdvisor
  • Amazing!

    “We had the privilege of spending my birthday weekend at this amazing property. From the word go, myself and all my guests/friends had such a unforgettable experience. All the rooms have been decorated to the highest standard, with very spacious entertainment areas that is very welcoming! Breakfast was amazing….. Corne, thank you for all the effort and World Class service we received from yourself and your team. All of us appreciated all you have done for us!

    This is a must visit for anyone regardless the reason for visiting!!!”

    Reghardt

    TripAdvisor
  • Mrs

    “Had the most amazing two night stay at this stunning residence. Everything you could want for a weekend away celebrating the birthday of a dear friend. From the quality of the decor to the service which was second to one. From start to finish I felt I was in at least a 10 star place. The team there know exactly what to do to make you feel welcome and as though nothing is too much.”

    Carole N

    TripAdvisor

Property Location

Our fully serviced and elegantly designed villa is ideal for families or parties traveling together. It is set in a private 3Ha/7.5 acre part of the estate with top security.
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