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IMAGINING a stay at Key to the Mountains is to dream of what the Italians call il dolce far niente: the profound sweetness of doing nothing.

The essence of Key to the Mountains lies not only with the exceptional attention to detail, exquisite finishes and superb location, but also in the breadth of experience.  Discover a sense of tranquility, space and style by unlocking the lifestyle of Key to the Mountains. Distinctive Franschhoek rooms, suites and villas await you amidst the vines, each with a unique personality and experience to be savoured.

Key to the Mountains Village offers a collection of stylish rooms and suites with intimate living spaces and spacious gardens to explore. Galerie is a glamourous two-bedroom villa while Manoir offers the perfect space for guests to come together for meals and relaxation.

On a second farm nearby to Key to the Mountains Village is their Lodge which embodies the charm of a traditional Cape Dutch home.  With the modern styling of Jacques Erasmus, the Lodge exhibits thoughtful elements of the valley’s history and offers five double en-suite bedrooms, flowing interiors and extensive grounds. From the pool terrace, guests enjoy expansive vineyard views all the way across the valley to mountains beyond.

With a team of chefs, the cuisine is dynamic and fresh, from local-style ‘braais’ to laden breakfast tables, personalised picnics, private dining and Shared Table dinners on select evenings.  Only a short 4-minute away stroll is the centre of the historic Franschhoek village bursting with the country’stop restaurants, galleries, local wines and unforgettable experiences. Key to the Mountains offers a truly memorable stay in the heart of the valley where one can soak up the lifestyle of Franschhoek.




Sleeps 4, 6 and 8 depending which house you book.

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Franschhoek, Winelands

  Beautiful village with a French feel and excellent dining

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