La Clé des Montagnes

Cc - "Unlock the secrets of living in Franschhoek and feel truly at home during your stay. Whether you are a couple or travelling as a group, this farm-stay is the ideal space to make your own."


Le Clé des Montagnes means ‘the key to the mountain’ and that is exactly what is on offer. All guests are invited to unlock the secrets to living like a local and La Clé becomes your home away from home. 


La Clé des Montagnes is spread over two working farms and is a short walk from the village. It is a French-accented retreat with a working vineyard, orchards and lavender-flecked gardens located in the heart of Franschhoek.

Choose from a range of unique room and suite types across the estate as well as exclusive villas. There is something for everyone.

A relaxed breakfast is served for room and suite guests at Le Cle Lodge overlooking rose and wisteria-filled gardens above the vineyards. Each of the four villas offers a private and peaceful retreat.


Discovery a sense of tranquility, space & style in the heart of Franschhoek.

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Conservation Story

Community and sustainable resource usage lies at the core of La Clé des Montagnes.


The owners are foundation sponsors of The Kusasa Project, a local community organization that serves 1500 children in 5 local schools, utilizing up to 60 volunteers and operating both in-school and after-school programs. These programs range from feeding, literacy, sport, life skills to art, drama, chess and ballet. They focus on disadvantaged children, to offer activities which schools are unable to offer.


La CLé is part of a ‘leiwater system’ where water is channeled from rivers and dams through canals to supply irrigation water to the working farm. All water not used goes back into the river, so none of it is wasted.


La Clé is continuously striving to lessen its ecological footprint and continues to contribute positively to the Franschhoek Valley.

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Accommodation Options

Cc – “Where charming meets cosy and comfortable. Take time to explore the best of the valley with a stay in La Clé des Montagnes’ Petite Rooms.”
Cc – “A spacious retreat where you can step outside and into the lush grounds and explore the expansive estates or read a book in the  garden outside your door.”
Cc – “Designed for elegant living with high ceilings and spacious interiors, the Gardens Rooms are a haven for those seeking out a Winelands retreat.”
Cc – “Where modern styling meets the classic charm of a traditional Cape Dutch home. Guests can book this space exclusively or on a per room basis.”
Cc – “A contemporary space, offering the perfect fully serviced escape for a small family or two couples travelling together”
Cc – “Homely, with a modern edge, Manoir offers the perfect salutation to French style in a breath-taking African landscape.”
Cc – “A welcoming hideaway, offering the perfect country retreat. Immerse yourself in the Franschhoek lifestyle.”
Cc – “A luxurious retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Perfect for small groups and families looking to enjoy spacious living spaces, manicured gardens and mountain views.”


Cc – “Book within 30 days of travel and save up to 50% when staying at La Clé Lodge, your home away from home in the heart of Franschhoek”
Cc – “Book within 30 days of travel and save up to 60% when staying in an exclusive-use villa at La Clé des Montagnes”


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