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FROM 2396EUR /NIGHT

Villa La Rive Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town

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FROM 2396EUR /NIGHT

Villa La Rive Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town

12

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6

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6

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PRIVATE
30km

BEACH
 
10

Welcome to Villa La Rive Cape Town, an exclusive luxurious, six-bedroomed villa located in the heart of picturesque Franschhoek, Cape Town. An encounter with understated opulence and sensory delight that will leave you wishing you never had to leave.

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Today, Villa La Rive Cape Town has been transformed into an incredibly warm and homely villa that resembles a marriage of colonial English and traditional Afrikaans / Dutch heritage. The sounds of water from various features around the grounds will transport you to a tranquil hideaway just off Franschhoek’s Main Road. Considering it’s only a block off this road, you’ll be amazed that you can’t see any forms of human habitation from all parts of the garden, swimming pool and outside verandahs.

A marvelously eclectic mix of Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture and furniture, as well as numerous pieces from famous South African artists such as Neil Rodger, Gregoire Boonzaier, Edward Wolfe and Dylan Lewis on display, illustrates Brett’s passion for art collecting.

Step outside onto the spacious, airy patios and marvel at the sights before you. An inviting swimming pool will provide you with refreshing respite from Franschhoek’s hot summer days and if you were to venture further, you would stumble upon an enchanted, lush garden that could very well be the one from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden”. With numerous paths leading to various alcoves, benches and lawns, you’ll be able to disappear for some quiet time, meditation, or even a romantic moment.

Each room has a personality and character of its own, and no two of the antique bedside tables are alike. A live-in chef and butler will provide you with 5-star continental breakfast and world class service, complete with all the luxuries and amenities one would expect from a villa like this.

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About the Location

South Africa, Cape Town

Nearest Points

Beach 55km
Restaurant 100m
Market 200m
Airport 68km
Port 70km

Local Services

ATM/Bank • Groceries • Spa • Medical Services • Pharmacy • Mini Market

Local Attractions & Activities

Restaurants • Winery Tours • Safari Tours • Museums • Bars • Sailing • Clubs


What Guests are saying

Review Score: 10 / 10

Villa La Rive Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town

All Reviews

Μargiegeorgie
Sep 2019

An experience to add to your bucket list

10 / 10

I recently visited La Rive for a special family function, which has left us with treasured memories and a world class experience. This majestic villa provides the very best experience, from dining to roaming the enchanting garden, you'll want to add…
I recently visited La Rive for a special family function, which has left us with treasured memories and a world class experience. This majestic villa provides the very best experience, from dining to roaming the enchanting garden, you'll want to add this to your bucket list. Thank you to La Rive for giving my family and I the best stay!
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Daydream
Jul 2019

Spectacular

10 / 10

If you want to be welcomed as if you are the owner of the house and if you want excellent service in a magnificent home, filled with beautiful antiques and homely touches. Then La Rive is the place. Wayne and his team are flawless and the home is one…
If you want to be welcomed as if you are the owner of the house and if you want excellent service in a magnificent home, filled with beautiful antiques and homely touches. Then La Rive is the place. Wayne and his team are flawless and the home is one of the best in the Cape. Perfectly located to explore the wine lands and whether you are a couple, small group or a family, there is no better place. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!!
M
Michelle R
Jul 2019

Magnificent!

10 / 10

La Rive is a home from home 5*+++ experience!! The House, the rooms, the gardens, the decor, the comfort, the location is all 10/10!! Absolutely perfect!! The best part of La Rive though, is Wayne and his fabulous team!! WOW!! The welcome, the service…
La Rive is a home from home 5*+++ experience!! The House, the rooms, the gardens, the decor, the comfort, the location is all 10/10!! Absolutely perfect!! The best part of La Rive though, is Wayne and his fabulous team!! WOW!! The welcome, the service, the food and conversation = exceptional. Spoilt me with a homemade carrot cake and a bottle of local wine for my Birthday!! Those special touches...
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Curiosity
May 2019

A luxurious experience!

10 / 10

La Rive exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. Wayne, La Rive’s very friendly (and witty) live-in chef welcomed us upon arrival, which included champagne and snacks in the lounge. We were treated like royals, with no request being seen…
La Rive exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. Wayne, La Rive’s very friendly (and witty) live-in chef welcomed us upon arrival, which included champagne and snacks in the lounge. We were treated like royals, with no request being seen as too small to attend to. The staff on duty were extremely friendly and always eager to serve, making sure we were always comfortable, be that with a warm drink in hand, or lighting a cosy fire in the lounge or on the terrace for us to enjoy. The venue itself is wonderfully, and classically decorated, oozing with character and class. It felt like we took a step back in time, with classic French decor, antique furniture, and tasteful art setting the scene. Each room has its own unique character, and with the addition of underfloor heating, air conditioner, and satellite TV, we certainly did not lack comfort. The gardens are exceptionally well maintained, complete with a large reflective pool serving as the centerpiece to the view of the majestic Franschoek mountains in the background . With this as our view, breakfast on the terrace was definitely one of our highlights. Wayne’s preference for classic, all-time favourites saw us enjoying freshly-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt, cheese and meat boards, croissants with butter, and our choice of hot breakfast items (eggs, sausages, tomato, and toast). La Rive is centrally situated, which makes it easy to enjoy Franschhoek without driving far (we comfortably strolled to town for dinner in the evenings). The popular Perdekop hiking trail at the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is only a few kilometres away. We had the privilege of doing this 16km trail - what a treat! The approximately 6-hour hike boasts breathtaking views and a large variety of indigenous flowers and shrubs along the way, in surroundings which, even if just for a moment, seem almost otherworldly. We would highly recommend La Rive for a relaxing breakaway - perfect for those moments when you need to take a step back in time and escape from the rush and stress of everyday living. You will be well looked after and pampered by any standard.
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Gemma J
May 2019

Absolutely marvelous

10 / 10

An absolute gem of a spot. Ideally located close to Franschoek main road for afternoon walks and a mountain of restaurants to choose from. Spectacular service from a lovely Chef and an on-hand butler. Beautiful gardens and picture-perfect rooms (with…
An absolute gem of a spot. Ideally located close to Franschoek main road for afternoon walks and a mountain of restaurants to choose from. Spectacular service from a lovely Chef and an on-hand butler. Beautiful gardens and picture-perfect rooms (with heated flooring) what more could you want!
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Gareth J
May 2019

Amazing Service In The Perfect Town Hide-away

10 / 10

La Rive surprises and impresses from the minute you enter - from the massive fireplace to the beautiful Grand piano in the foyer. The impression only grows as you walk through to the grounds, complete with stunning pool and lovely sun-beds. The intimate…
La Rive surprises and impresses from the minute you enter - from the massive fireplace to the beautiful Grand piano in the foyer. The impression only grows as you walk through to the grounds, complete with stunning pool and lovely sun-beds. The intimate feel lessens as you explore the gorgeous, sprawling gardens, with many nooks for picnics, reading or quiet reflection. The other amenities are impeccable, with plenty of space and comfort. The underfloor heating is a lovely touch, and access to DSTV/Netflix and music make it perfect for a family. But what really differentiates La Rive is the stunning attention to service - with a dedicated chef and butler, you will want for nothing. But more than that, the staff make every effort to make you feel at home, including encouraging you to rummage around the kitchen for a midnight snack if you feel the need!
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Companion
May 2019

Juxury home away from home in Heavenly Franschhoek

10 / 10

We couldn't have been made to feel more at home, or more spoilt! The house is completely gorgeous and service a complete joy, our every want was accommodated for, whether you wanted drinks and food laid out for you or just wanted to grab your own cup…
We couldn't have been made to feel more at home, or more spoilt! The house is completely gorgeous and service a complete joy, our every want was accommodated for, whether you wanted drinks and food laid out for you or just wanted to grab your own cup of tea and a banana from the fruit bowl. Our room was lovely and extremely comfortable, complete with much welcomed under floor heating already on when we arrived on a chilly evening. The location couldn't be better with the Franschhoek high street a stones throw away. Many thanks for a lovely stay!
Μargiegeorgie
Sep 2019

An experience to add to your bucket list

10 / 10

I recently visited La Rive for a special family function, which has left us with treasured memories and a world class experience. This majestic villa provides the very best experience, from dining to roaming the enchanting garden, you'll want to add this to your bucket list. Thank you to La Rive for giving my family and I the best stay!
D
Daydream
Jul 2019

Spectacular

10 / 10

If you want to be welcomed as if you are the owner of the house and if you want excellent service in a magnificent home, filled with beautiful antiques and homely touches. Then La Rive is the place. Wayne and his team are flawless and the home is one of the best in the Cape. Perfectly located to explore the wine lands and whether you are a couple…
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If you want to be welcomed as if you are the owner of the house and if you want excellent service in a magnificent home, filled with beautiful antiques and homely touches. Then La Rive is the place. Wayne and his team are flawless and the home is one of the best in the Cape. Perfectly located to explore the wine lands and whether you are a couple, small group or a family, there is no better place. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!!
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Michelle R
Jul 2019

Magnificent!

10 / 10

La Rive is a home from home 5*+++ experience!! The House, the rooms, the gardens, the decor, the comfort, the location is all 10/10!! Absolutely perfect!! The best part of La Rive though, is Wayne and his fabulous team!! WOW!! The welcome, the service, the food and conversation = exceptional. Spoilt me with a homemade carrot cake and a bottle…
read more
La Rive is a home from home 5*+++ experience!! The House, the rooms, the gardens, the decor, the comfort, the location is all 10/10!! Absolutely perfect!! The best part of La Rive though, is Wayne and his fabulous team!! WOW!! The welcome, the service, the food and conversation = exceptional. Spoilt me with a homemade carrot cake and a bottle of local wine for my Birthday!! Those special touches...
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