+27 21 553 0261 info@c-la-vie.co.za
A luxurious Cape Town

Home away from home

C' la Vie Melkbosstrand has been named a Best Value establishmment.

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A Modern Luxurious Home & Spa

C’ la Vie is upmarket, luxurious accommodation situated in the tranquillity of 17 Visvanger Road in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. This immaculate, architecturally designed double storey is within walking distance (100m) from the Blue Flag beachfront of Melkbosstrand –  a coastal beach located on the South West Coast of South Africa, 35 km north of Cape Town and 47 km from Cape Town International airport.

C’La Vie is in a collaborative partnership with The [W]holistic Co. Spa, an aesthetic spa with a holistic approach situated on the bottom floor. The spa exits onto the deck at the beautiful pool area. Complete your tranquil stay with exclusive advanced spa treatments designed to destress, detoxify, reverse and fight the signs of aging as well as to promote body sculpting.

C' la Vie Melkbosstrand has been named a Best Value establishmment.

C’La Vie is the ideal place for:

  • Team building
  • Conferences
  • Board meetings
  • Year End Functions
  • Product launches & marketing
  • Engagement parties
  • Bachelorettes
  • Weddings
  • Baby showers
  • Pamper parties
  • Birthday parties

Room & Suites

We offer 5 on suite individually styled luxury bedrooms. The rooms are fully equipped with amenities, Wi-Fi, DSTV, air conditioners, bar fridges, coffee machines and hair dryers. The rooms and en-suite bathrooms are fitted with on trend, superior quality finishes. A tailor-made file in each room renders useful information on guest services, menu’s as well as tourist attractions.




Cape Salmon Suite

Great White Shark Suite

Blue Dolphin Suite

Yellowtail Suite

Black Stingray Suite

A beautiful day at C` La Vie caught on film

Tranquil Pool Area

Luxury, Open, Common Areas

Private & Peaceful Nooks

Two Floors of Flawless

Both floors offer modern lounges, dining facilities, fully equipped modern kitchens. Each floor has ample space and facilities to be used as a conference venue. The bottom and upper floor offer spacious and sunny patios as well as built-in braais. The ground floor hosts a pool deck with tranquil seating areas, whilst the upper deck boasts with a splendid view of the magnificent ocean and Table Mountain in the distance.



 C’ la Vie caters for corporate guests, group bookings, workshops, team building events as well as cocktail functions


For the leisure traveller it is the ideal place to visit to relax in blissful luxury by the ocean!


Being only 35km from Cape Town, C’ la Vie is perfectly positioned for exploration and adventure, with a variety of restaurants, shopping centres and activities close by.

Food & Drink

Catered and Self Service

Daily Variety Breakfast

Freshly prepared on the day

Coffee, Tea, Purified Water

Fresh coffee, tea, & purified water.

Light Lunch Menu On Request

With prior arrangments, a light lunch menu is availible


There are a number of amazing restaurants in the immediate area that cater to all tastes



Free WiFi
Secure Parking
Laundry Facilities
Beach Bat Rentals
Picinic Basket Rentals
Safe Deposit Boxes
Towels, Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash, Nail Kits & Shoe Polish
TV in Every Room


  • Unfortunately, we only accommodate children 10 years and older, unless a family makes a booking for all the rooms for a minimum of one week
  • No pets allowed
  • C’ la Vie is a non-smoking venue. Recreational drugs are strictly prohibited
  • Guests shall always behave appropriately and with discretion, respectful of the guest house environment, staff and other guests
  • During 11pm to 7 am guests shall be particularly considerate and refrain from any conduct that could disturb others in the vicinity
  • Only registered guests are permitted in the bedrooms – The bedrooms will not be used for business activities or for any other purposes than accommodation use
  • Facilities of the guest house are for the enjoyment of all guests. To this end, care shall be taken to respect the infrastructure, in particular furniture. The living rooms, dining rooms, patios, swimming pool and barbeques are common areas of the house to be used by the guests to their need and recreation. However, guests will abide by the general house rules, especially regarding avoid making noise or disturbing other house guests. The swimming pool will be available from 08h00 until 20h00
  • Proper care should be taken of personal valuables. Safe deposit boxes are available in all the rooms. The management of C’ la Vie or any of its employees or representatives will not be responsible for any losses of whatever nature during your stay. This applies to injuries as well.
  • C’ la Vie reserves the right to charge guests additional cleaning or damage fees, or to evict guests without refund, should they fail to comply with the above-mentioned rules.
Checkin & Checkout

Check-in:          Normal check-in time starts at 14h00. If arranged in advance, every effort will be made to accommodate earlier bag drop-offs or late check-ins (when arranged in advance)

Check-out:        Check-out time is 11h00



Bookings and Cancellation Policy
  • A deposit of 75% will secure the reservation. The balance to be settled upon arrival
  • In case of one-night bookings the full amount is payable in advance
  • A provisional booking will be valid for seven days, but credit card details or a deposit will be required to secure the booking
  • If cancelled 30 days or more before date of arrival, 5% of the total price of the reservation will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, 30% of the total price of the reservation will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 7 days before the date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged
  • If cancelled 0 – 7 days before the date of arrival or in case of a no-show, 100% of the total price of the reservation will be charged
  • C’ la Vie reserves the right to levy a refundable secure deposit which is payable on arrival by means of a valid credit card
  • Any facilities or other services used during the stay of a guest is to be settled in full prior to departure
  • Proof of deposit or cancellation notices are to be made via e-mail to info@c-la-vie.co.za
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Restaurants & Nearby Attractions

Cape Town is well know for its fine culinary experiences, tourist hot-spots and historical sites. We have taken the liberty of listing some below, that we are sure you will love to visit.

Recommended Restaurants
  • Café Orca – Melkbosstrand
  • Melkbos Kitchen – Melkbosstrand
  • Cowboys & Cooks – Sunset Beach
  • Die Damhuis – Melkbosstrand
  • Harbour House – The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Melkbos Fisheries – Melkbosstrand
  • On the Rocks – Bloubergstrand
  • Ons Huisie – Bloubergstrand
  • The Fat Butcher – Stellenbosch
  • Trattoria Maranello – Melkbosstrand
  • Ou Meul – Melkbosstrand
  • The Daily Coffee Cafe – Melkbosstand
Retail Shopping
  • Bayside Mall – Table View
  • Birkenhead Shopping Centre – Melkbosstrand
  • Table Bay Mall – Sunningdale


Public Transport
  • MyCiTi Bus
  • Shuttle Service (Prior Arrangement)
  • Uber
Cape Town Tourist Attractions
  • Best of the Cape – Full Day Tour
  • Cape Peninsula – Half Day Tour
  • Cape Peninsula & Penguin Colony – Full Day Tour
  • Cape Town – Full Day Safari
  • Cape Town Beer Tour – Full Day
  • Cape Town City – Half Day Tour
  • Cape Town City – Evening Tour
  • Cape Town Helicopter Trip
  • Cape Winelands – Half Day Tour
  • Combo Tour – Marine Wildlife Cruise & Afternoon Cape Point Tour
  • Combo Tour – Marine Wildlife Cruise & Afternoon Cape Town City Tour
  • Combo Tour – Marine Wildlife Cruise & Afternoon Winelands Tour
  • Explore the Winelands – Full Day Tour
  • Half Day Beer Tour
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Marine Eco Tour
  • Shark Cage Diving – Full Day
  • Snorkelling with Seals in Hout Bay
  • Table Mountain Cable Car
  • Table Mountain Guided Hike
  • The Chris Barnard Museum at Groote Schuur Hospital
  • The Franschhoek Wine Tram
  • The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – Boat Trips
  • Township Tour – Half Day
  • Whale Route – Full Day Tour
  • Two Oceans Aquarium at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Golf Course – Atlantic Beach Golf Course in Melkbosstrand

  • Grand West Casino – Goodwood
Visit Beautiful Cape Town

Luxury Awaits!

Landline: +27 21 553 0261
Irma: +27 79 691 3944
17 Visvanger, Melkbos Strand, Cape Town

Some of our reviews

C  La Vie Bed & Breakfast
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Kim Leicher
Kim Leicher
5 Star on another level! Magnificent views, location & exquisite accommodation! Will definitely be back!
Stephan Barnard
Stephan Barnard
Beautiful place and very friendly owners, will most certainly stay here again, love it
Tiani Jordaan
Tiani Jordaan
From the moment we arrived, we knew that the weekend was going to be fantastic. We were greeted by friendly staff and... we felt home. The rooms are spectacular and comfortable, the whole place is immaculate. The breakfast was out of this world and made with love. The Hostess Irma went over and above our needs and was so friendly and helpful. We didn't feel like guests and were sad to leave as it feels like home away from home. Thank you Irma and team. Whenever I am in Cape Town again I will definitely be staying over again. ♡♡♡read more
Lynette Jordaan
Lynette Jordaan
Wow - stunning rooms! Wonderful views. The hostess is a gem and the attention to detail is amazing. World class... establishment!read more
Gary Dingwall
Gary Dingwall
What an amazing place, fabulous location with 360 views of beach and mountains. The decor is at the highest level yet... makes you feel comfortable, very home from home! We are a big family but all had our own space, a must visit for all.read more
Molefi Mothebe
Molefi Mothebe
World class accommodation.
C` La Vie
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Kim Leicher
Kim Leicher
06:09 27 Apr 21
Excellent location, incredible accommodation and magnificent service! Will definitely be back!
The Wholistic Co.
The Wholistic Co.
05:50 20 Apr 21
Luxurious accommodation with exquisite views of Table Mountain and the ocean. In house spa focuses on anti-aging,... destressing and detoxification. Excellent service.read more
Jana Louw
Jana Louw
11:36 04 Apr 21
This is a true gem in one of the safest and most beautiful villages. Amazing seaviews and service. Ultimate luxury with... an upmarket in house spa. The perfect place to relax and recuperate from a busy lifestyle. About 23 minutes from Cape Town.read more
Tania Arnold
Tania Arnold
14:53 11 Feb 21
Absolutely fantastic !!!! I will be back for another visit !
Hugert Grobler
Hugert Grobler
15:00 01 Feb 21
Very neat and peacefull
shermak kaczanowski
shermak kaczanowski
12:34 04 Nov 20
Unrivaled luxury! Unbeatable beauty! Unbelievable service, thanks you to all staff and management at C' La Vie for a... truly awesome experience!read more
Elsa Negre
Elsa Negre
04:51 13 Oct 20
Everything was perfect, outstanding.Definitaly recommended.
Pierre Swanepoel
Pierre Swanepoel
07:34 02 Oct 20
I really can't say enough good things about this place and it's owners Irma and Nicholas. They have done an amazing job... from top to bottom. No detail has been overlooked. Your place is a testament to the fact that you can have a beautiful guesthouse in a beautiful location and still set yourself miles apart with an amazing staff and wonderful service. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel special. Irma had a smile on their face and did everything they could to make us feel welcome, from check-in to the breakfast our expectations was exceeded. The room was stylish and incredibly well designed and just a stones throw from the beach.All respect to Irma and Nicholas, you guys are doing a great job here, a true example of excellent hospitality! We will definately be back!read more
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