Grande Provence Estate wears her 300-year history with dignity. Sitting in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 30 hectares with gentle vistas over the valley floor, at odds almost with the rugged mountains beyond. This is heartland South African wine country.
Capturing the essence of the heritage of this gracious Estate, are Grande Provence’s new owners and design team. The honest simplicity of its Cape Dutch architecture, in harmony with the precision and clarity of modern design, brings a new pièce de résistance to the Franschhoek valley.
Framing the entry road are rows of vineyards, heavy with the promise of next year’s vintage. Here, one bears witness to the duality of old and new settling into an elegant co-existence: old trees take root amongst the 300-year old oaks and manicured hedges blend with the free form of the natural surroundings to create a landscaped Eden. Gracefully governing the setting is the 18th Century Manor House, while The Owner’s Cottage welcomes guests to boutique accommodation. Five sumptuous rooms provide a quiet and intimate repose; the tranquility of the lake provides a restful escape for the soul.
Directions and GPS
Directions and GPS coordinates.
Map of Estate
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The history of this noble estate tells of freedom found and fortunes made, of valour, savoir-faire and fruitful ventures.
Grande Provence considers the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of our activities.
Information on the people that contribute to Grande Provence's elegance, style and success.
Lose yourself in this French corner of the Cape. Franschhoek is known as the food and wine capital of the Cape.