The currency of Franschhoek is that of wine, gourmet cuisine and luxury hospitality, and the Leeu Collection endeavours to offer its guests the finest in each of these.
The Leeu Collection’s portfolio currently comprises one five-star premium and two five-star boutique properties in South Africa’s winelands: Leeu Estates, a 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 hotel also located in the village. Three historic farms – Dieu Donné, Klein Dassenberg and Von Ortloff – were joined to create Leeu Estates, with its exquisite, restored 19th-century Manor House. These farms featured prominently in the traditions of the Franschhoek valley.
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 Leeu Villa Querce, a luxury hotel with pristine gardens in Florence, Italy (opening 2022). Both the historic centre of Florence and the Lake District are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines’ premium wines, handcrafted by dynamic husband-and-wife winemaking team Chris and Andrea Mullineux, are proudly served across all of the Leeu Collection’s hotels and restaurants.