La Provence is located just outside the town of Magaliesburg off the R24 road, an hour from Pretoria. It is a replica of the lovely southern French region Provence and is a unique impression of French suites with a different romantic setting, situated in the beautiful Magalies Valley on the bank of the Berg River, with the loftiness of the beautiful old stone studio in mind of the well known sculptor Charles Gotthard.
When entering the grounds we were amazed at the peaceful and different surroundings. Through the entrance you come into a small French courtyard with a cobbled stone street leading up to a beautiful three tier fountain. In the courtyard the antique decor and furniture pieces relates to the ‘Moulin Rouge’ era with dummy stairs and balcony that portray the stairs up to the chambers.
When entering the grounds we were amazed at thepeaceful and different surroundings. Through the entrance you come into a small French courtyard with a cobbled stone street leading up to a beautiful three tier fountain. In the courtyard the antique decor and furniture pieces relates to the ‘Moulin Rouge’ era with dummy stairs and balcony that portray the stairs up to the chambers.
After we had our sundowners by the fireplace, and chatted with other guests who were playing dominos, we noticed the dinner baskets that were placed at our table. My wife unpacked the basket to discover lovely warm soup in a flask with heavenly olive bread rolls, chicken pie with veggies and a delicious pudding which we enjoyed while sipping our wine in the ambience and warmness of the fire light to add more romantic mood.
After a divine cup of coffee we retired to our beautiful room filled with lavender fragrance. The attention to detail is carried throughout the room with fine French linen and fabric design and a large framed mirror and floor to ceiling window added just that little bit more comfort. Our bathroom was styled in French panache and my wife took full advantage of the high-ended iron antiquarian bath and needless to say had a lovely soak.
Breakfast was served in the beautiful garden in front of ‘Out of Africa’ guest house, a double storey thatched cottage with five rooms. We met our host Marguerite who welcomed all her guests with her friendliness. After breakfast, guests went for a massage at the Zen Forest Spa at the bottom of the garden on the river bank where they indulged in various massages and treatments to compliment the stay.
For an unforgettable French affair, a getaway for those who still love a touch of French romance, or just to take your wife or husband away from the television, hustle and bustle, or someone who needs to be alone away from it all, La Provence D’Afrique is the perfect setting to bring France to you.