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Tel: +27 (0) 21 670 0511

La Residence supports various child care and early childcare development establishments in the community who look after children while their parents are at work. Most of the children’s parents are in the hospitality or farming industry as Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa. These establishments aim to provide a caring environment, meals and basic education for children ranging from infants to 6 years old. They are open Monday to Friday from 08h00 – 17h00.

Current Projects:

  • Buying of Sporting Equipment – R5000 per school
  • Stationary – R3000 per school (per term)
  • Food Supplies – R5000 per school (Monthly)
  • Playground Improvement – R5000 to R50 000
  • Educational Toys – R5000 per school
  • Christmas Gifts – R200 per child
  • Sponsoring of a guided hike/picnic to learn about conservation in the Franschhoek area – R5000 per school (in conjunction with Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve)


Wes-Eind is a local Primary School just a short drive from La Residence who focus on education and the well-being of its 570 learners that range from 5 years to 13 years of age. They have 17 dedicated teachers which include 3 cooks that make sure the children receive a plate of food every day. The aim of La Residence is to assist Wes-Eind in expanding educational, cultural and extramural activities that are offered to uplift these children in their growth and development.

We invite you to join on a visit to any of the local schools, which are a short 15 minute drive from the hotel. All transfer are complimentary. You are welcome to make a donation towards an item on the wish list or to take a gift with you. We have gift packs of suitable necessities available to purchase from our curio shop for your convenience. Please note that the crèche is closed during school holidays. If requested in advance we may be able to arrange for guests to view the crèche premises at the times when the school is closed.

La Residence covers the administration costs and 100% of the donations received are put into the projects.

Should you wish to learn more or make a donation please contact:

A Message From Liz Biden

South Africa's international borders are open for all international travel. Travellers require a certified, negative test result taken within 72 hours from the time of departure.

Birkenhead House, La Residence, Royal Malewane and The Silo Hotel are open and we are delighted to welcome guests from near and far to our hotels and lodges which offer the perfect tonic to the pandemic. We have taken every precaution to keep our guests and staff safe. Our hotels and lodges comply with the strictest TBCSA and WHO hygiene protocols and provide ample space for social distancing. South Africa has one of the best private healthcare systems in the world.

The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects including our counter-poaching initiatives and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes.

I would like to wish all our wonderful guests, staff, industry colleagues and suppliers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021 - we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year as we overcome the challenges of the pandemic. To celebrate the new year we are offering guests the opportunity to spend 6 nights at any of our properties and only pay for 5 until 31 May 2021.

Our expert Reservations Team is on hand to assist with any enquiries.