Grande Provence, the landmark Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, has been chosen as one of Andrew Harper’s Top 100 Hideaways in the World. The luxury hotel is just 1 of six South African properties to be included in the top 100 hideaways this year. Grande Provence, part of the luxurious Huka Retreats, shares the honour with one of its sister properties, Huka Lodge in New Zealand.
Andrew Harper’s small team of editors travel the world to uncover its most distinctive hotels.Their Top 100 Hideaways list identify the world’s best hotels and resorts of 50 rooms or fewer that is set a part for their exceptional character, profound sense of place and a commitment to the highest levels of personalised service. Andrew Harper says Grande Provence is an impressive 19-hectare wine estate “that offers accommodations in the discreetly luxurious and superbly staffed Owner’s Cottage.”
It describes the decor as indigenous yet quietly contemporary. The four rooms and a lavish suite offer spacious baths with tubs and walk-in showers. Amenities include a lounge, garden pool and elevated open-air Jacuzzi overlooking the vineyards.
On the restaurant, it comments: "The restaurant serves French-influenced cuisine accompanied by the estate's own vintages in a conservatory dining room; simpler meals can be booked by a private chef and served at the cottage."