Grande Provence, the landmark Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, has been chosen as one of Andrew Harper’s Top 100 Hideaways in the World.
One of just 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. This magnificent heritage fly-fishing lodge situated on the banks of the Waikato River, was also named in Andrew Harper’s Top 20 favourite Hideaways.
Highly respected internationally as a definitive guide to the world’s finest properties, Andrew Harper’s small team of editors travel the world to uncover its most distinctive hotels, constantly updating their 1,000 recommended properties. Their Top 100 Hideaways identify the world’s best hotels and resorts of 50 rooms or fewer, recognised for their exceptional character, profound sense of place and a commitment to the highest levels of personalised service.
Andrew Harper describes Grande Provence as an impressive 19-hectare wine estate “that offers accommodations in the discreetly luxurious and superbly staffed Owner’s Cottage.”
“The decor is indigenous yet quietly contemporary; four beautifully appointed 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.”
“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.”
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate and sister properties Dolphin Island, Fiji and Huka Lodge, New Zealand, comprise The Huka Retreats, all sharing a passionate commitment to providing extraordinary hospitality experiences for their guests.
More information on Andrew Harper’s Top 100 Hideaways is available here: