About La Provence d'Afrique
La Provence is a unique concept of seven French suites (set in the beautiful Magalies Valley on the Berg River just below the infamous Mount Grace), built inside the beautiful old stone studio of well known sculptor Charles Gotthard. His company ‘Architectural Innovations’ (currently working in Nigeria and Mozambique) is creating a storm up in Africa with their creative ideas!
The French Suites
This magnificent concept was born with the height of the studio in mind, creating enough space to build inside, with each suite running out on the little street in the middle, which creates the perfect opportunity for a street café (with each suite its own cast iron table and chairs).
A wonderful venue for a group of people wanting to have a great get together, lots of fun and games with an old vintage ‘chef truck’ done up as a pub supplying the necessary beverages such as ports, sherries, hot chocolates, Irish coffees. At the bottom end of the street is a big fireplace where we’ve placed three big leather couches, perfect for having fun with the games we supply, and a good bottle of wine or port from the ‘truck stop’, enjoying the company of good friends or new friends.
The other end has a small French courtyard, complete with a beautiful three tier fountain; perfect for a small private wedding! If you would like to indulge in our most wonderful French four poster beds, romantic bathrooms with antique Victorian baths (this is by request only), beautiful antique furniture pieces, hand embroidered linen and exquisite attention to detail, all this makes for an unforgettable weekend for those who still love 'a touch of French romance', without having to travel all the way to Europe!
The Guest House
Set in six acres of park gardens at our ‘Out of Africa’ Guest House, also with five double storey thatched cottages (accommodating 14 people) in the beautiful Magaliesburg Valley on the river. On alternative mornings we pack scrumptious brunch baskets for a breakfast with a difference down by the river, a beautiful tranquil six acres of park gardens setting, perfect to relax and get away from it all!
For those who need extra TLC we’ve opened a ZEN Forest Spa, built on a wooden deck with a black splash pool, set in the forest overlooking the Berg River, with two therapists, we specialize in body massages, hot stone therapy, Indian head massages and foot massages!
Please give us the opportunity to give you a wonderful weekend in a very creative venue, very personal and homely touches with delicious food, your evening at our Goblins Cove restaurant (a fantasy set in a forest four storeys high with sculptures, paintings) will be an experience never to be forgotten!