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The Residence @ Vrede & Lust

c/o R45 & Klapmuts/Stellnbosch Rds, Franschhoek 7696 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 63 Speciality lodging in Franschhoek
Travellers' Choice
The Residence @ Vrede & Lust is an iconic 6 bedroom all en-suite villa, with picturesque views located in the majestic Franschhoek Valley, on the 330 year old Vrede en Lust Wine Estate. The fully serviced and elegantly designed villa is ideal for families or parties travelling together. Multiple contemporary indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Set in a private 3Ha/7.5 acre part of the estate with top security. Bedrooms in the villa combine stunning architecture with modern furnishings and amenities. Rooms are air-conditioned with elegant en-suit bathrooms with designer toiletries. Excellent gym and treatment options. Like a 5 star boutique hotel but just for you and your party. The Residence is located amidst the top wineries and restaurants in the winelands. The popular Franschhoek Wine Tram has a platform at Vrede en Lust, which provides access to 8 wineries in the valley without the need to drive! There is a popular Bistro on the estate - Lust Bistro and Bakery. There is a generator with solar back-up batteries so you will never be left in the dark.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Golf course
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Popular mentions
Hannah V M wrote a review 23 Jan
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We were so glad we got a last minute booking. We had the most amazing time. The house was clean and well managed. The staff were very friendly. We had the best breakfast! Every morning it was something different- tasty and fresh! Thank you! Highly recommend! We will definitely be back soon!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Lungile N wrote a review 19 Jan
1 contribution
The Residence is luxury, peace of mind and perfection. All this is brought about by the dedicated, conscientious, affable but highly motivated and professional staff. It is obvious that the people's person unassuming,amicable general manager Cornè is the blue print of the exceptional work ethic at Vrede en Lus as he’s always just there for you. Food is exceptional with housekeeping that you forget is even around moving so efficiently. If you visit the place you'll find it difficult TO LEAVE AND YOU'LL DEFINITELY COME BACK.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 1 week ago
Wow Lungi, this is by far my favourite review so far!!! You have become like family in the short time that you spent with us. I am so much looking forward to seeing all of you again very soon, as you promised and when I come to Durban, I will most definitely pop in and say hello!!! I know that you are a very busy woman and it really means a lot to me that you took the time to write this wonderful review for us. I have spoken to Manana and she's all better which warms my heart!! Until next time!!
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Liesl W wrote a review 09 Jan
1 contribution
We had an amazing time! The house and land is breathtaking! The staff are all super friendly and extremely helpful and accommodating! We will, and have recommended The Residence at Vrede and Lust to everyone and anyone. Thank you so much to Corné for going the exta mile. May you all have a blessed 2022.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Liesl, it warms my heart that you enjoyed your stay with us @ The Residence @ Vrede & Lust. I know that it is an amazing space and we try our best to complete the experience by giving you good service... Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this great review for us.. All the best for 2022 and I hope to see you again in the near future!!!
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Fatima Newman wrote a review 06 Jan
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We visited the Residence at Vrede and Lust for three nights with our family in December 2021. The Residence is exquisite in a beautiful garden and mountain setting. Every little detail has been carefully planned and thought through. We had initially planned a few outings into Franschoek but cancelled it as soon as we arrived at the house. Corné is amazing! He was welcoming and made sure that all of our needs were attended to. He made everyone in our party, including the little people feel like valued guests. Sarel the chef was equally amazing! The food and preparation around it was wonderful, tasty and tasteful! This property is highly recommended for rest and relaxation and Corné and team will ensure that you feel valued and taken care of! Thank you Corné for arranging last minute requests, setting up the dining tables so beautifully, attending to all our needs and ensuring that every little detail was explained and seen to! We would Live to visit again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow Fatima, I think that this is my favourite review so far!! Thank you SO much for writing this for us. It was an extreme pleasure to have met and host you and your family and it really was a pity that you couldn't stay longer... Well, like you said, we will see you again very soon! We will do our upmost best to make your stay as memorable as the last... Until then :)
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Holly Lufele wrote a review Dec 2021
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We stayed for 3 nights with our family for our wedding weekend. The Residence is absolutely beautiful. This is an exquisite home surrounded with the most beautiful garden, lake and mountains. The Villa is truly amazing. Corne and team were incredibly helpful and friendly and no request was too much. We were served the most amazing breakfast and best cappuccino’s every morning. Every room is luxurious and comfortable. The house is so spacious, which makes it perfect for big groups. This stay exceeded my expectations beyond words.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Corné Yzel, General Manager at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Responded 13 Dec 2021
Hi Holly, it was such a wonderful experience to be a part of your wedding weekend. You and Thato were absolutely amazing and kind and I wish you all the best!!! I really hope to see you again when you visit the winelands again!! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write this beautiful review for us!! It really means a lot to me and I am truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a wonderful festive season with your family and friends!!!
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US$1 420 - US$1 905 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Residence @ Vrede & Lust
Which popular attractions are close to The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Nearby attractions include Franschhoek Motor Museum (6.6 km), Boschendal (5.2 km), and Afrikaans Language Monument (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lust Bistro & Bakery, Cosecha Restaurant, and Restaurant at Glen Carlou.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a yoga room during their stay.
Does The Residence @ Vrede & Lust have airport transportation?
Yes, The Residence @ Vrede & Lust offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Residence @ Vrede & Lust?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.