Nestled in the famous Franschhoek wine valley within South Africa, La Villa Retreat is an inspiring and exclusive guest farm offering boutique accommodation within a French-Provence inspired setting. The estate also offers wine-tastings, a plant-based organic café and OINK Gallery which features the art of world-famous painting pig ‘Pigcasso’.
Welcome to La Villa Retreat, a hidden sanctuary nestled in the breathtaking Franschhoek wine valley. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to the peaceful La Villa Retreat, where you can connect with nature and find true tranquillity.
Experience the magic of La Villa Retreat's unique boutique accommodation nestled within a French-inspired Franschhoek farm setting. Authentic and extraordinary, splash out in the the 30 meter pool, savour world-class wine or simply meander through La Villa Retreat's extensive gardens to be inspired by the surrounding mountains of the renowned Franschhoek valley. Centrally located, La Villa Retreat is a few minute's drive to the Franschhoek town centre – and is also located right next to Farm Sanctuary SA. The non-profit organisation is home to rescued farmed animals which includes Pigcasso - the world-famous painting pig. The Wonki Donkey Deli is also located on the sanctuary grounds where you can enjoy healthy, wholesome organic meals.
The family and friends at La Villa Retreat look forward to welcoming you to our inspiring estate.
Introducing Pigcasso - the fat, famous and fabulous pig that's painting a better picture is our neighbour and you are invited to meet her while staying at La Villa! Once destined to be food, Pigcasso now creates dynamic abstract art that has sold around the world. With Joanne Lefson by her side, Pigcasso is raising awareness about the connection between our food, animals, and climate change.
By purchasing Pigcasso's artwork, you're not only adding a unique and conversation-starting piece to your collection, but you're also supporting Farm Sanctuary SA, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring a kinder, more sustainable world. Visit Pigcasso's website for more information.
Farm Sanctuary SA, located adjacent to La Villa, is a registered NPO dedicated inspiring a kinder, more sustainable world. Established by Joanne Lefson in 2016, the sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates farmed with the aim of inspiring an awakened connection between these animals and visitors to the farm. The sanctuary is also home to Pigcasso, the fat, famous and fabulous painting pig who has sold artworks all over the world. Besides meeting these rescued animals and admiring Pigcasso’s Masterpieces, the sanctuary also offers boutique accommodation, wine tastings and the plant-based Wonki Donkey Deli.
For more information, please visit www.farmsanctaurysa.org