Leeu Collection
South Africa

Leeu Collection
South Africa

Leeu Collection South Africa

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The flagship property in the Leeu Collection, Leeu Estates encompasses various luxury accommodation options, Leeu Spa by Healing Earth, innovative cuisine in La Petite Colombe and Le chêne, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, Indaba – an event and meeting venue, and Everard Read Gallery – Leeu Estates; showcasing monumental sculpture in the breath-taking fynbos and vineyards.

Leeu House


Leeu House, our serene oasis on the main street of vibrant Franschhoek, is set in secluded gardens with a pool and terrace. Surrounded by award-winning restaurants, wine farms and speciality shops, guests are spoilt for choice.

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An icon located in the heart of Franschhoek village, Le Quartier Français comprises a romantic boutique hotel, two fine dining restaurants - Protégé, a casual eatery and Epice offers a formal intimate experience, Everard Read – Franschhoek Art Gallery, and the Great Heart Wine Boutique.

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The Leeu Collection is the manifestation of the vision of founder Analjit Singh (aka BAS) for sophisticated escapes and unique guest experiences. The hospitality portfolio currently comprises one premium five-star and two five-star boutique properties in South Africa’s winelands: Leeu Estates, a five-star premium 23-room country house and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley; Leeu House, an exclusive 12-room hotel in the heart of Franschhoek village; and Le Quartier Français, a romantic 25-room also located in the village. The first acquisition outside of South Africa was Linthwaite House, a 36-room country retreat overlooking Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District, followed by Collegio alla Querce, Auberge Resorts Collection in Florence, Italy, a luxury hotel and pristine gardens (opening 2024). Both the historic center of Florence and the Lake District are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Culinary Offering


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Leeu Collection has welcomed top chefs and their restaurants into our properties, to enhance the guest experience. On Leeu Estates, multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst pilots Le chêne in the Manor House, serving French-inspired dishes. The world-renowned and award-wining La Colombe team, offer a superlative dining experience at La Petite Colombe on Leeu Estates and at Le Quartier Français, our property in the heart of Franschhoek village, Protégé and Epice complete the culinary offering.


At Leeu Estates

La Colombe, the award-winning and world-renowned restaurant based in Constantia, one of the oldest winemaking regions of South Africa, has established a sister restaurant at Leeu Estate, run by the talented La Petite Colombe team.

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Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

The Partnership

In partnership with Chris and Andrea Mullineux, the talented husband and wife team behind the world-renowned wines produced on Roundstone Farm in the Swartland appelation as well as at Leeu Estates in Franschhoek, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines offer immersive tastings at The Wine Studio situated on Leeu Estates and The Great Heart Wine Boutique located at Le Quartier Français.


Art Galleries

There are two Everard Read galleries in Franschhoek. Everard Read Galleries adjacent to Le Quartier Français, and Everard Read Leeu Estates on the flagship property of Leeu Collection, namely Leeu Estates. The galleries bring the finest contemporary art to the winelands and present a year-round programme of solo and group exhibitions.

Everard Read at Leeu Estates is the Everard Read Galleries latest offering. Opened in November 2020, the space serves as a gallery and sculpture park. The focus will be on showing monumental sculpture amongst the breath-taking fynbos and vineyards of Leeu Estates, as well as exhibiting important works by our artists in the superb purpose-built gallery on site.

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Franschhoek is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The valley is surrounded on three sides by majestic mountain ranges and has a fascinating history.

"Paradise – that is the Franschhoek valley!"


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