Leeu Collection is to open two new boutique luxury properties, Leeu House and Leeu Estates in the Western Cape winelands, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town and its International Airport. Leeu Collection luxuey accommodation is the first wine tourism initiative in South Africa’s history by an Indian investor, namely the entrepreneurial industrialist Analjit Singh. Leeu is the Afrikaans word for lion, as is Singh in Sanskrit.
Leeu House, luxury accommodation opened on the 1st December 2015 an exclusive five-star 12-room boutique hotel. An oasis of comfort and luxury, Leeu House’s appeal lies in the fact that although it feels like a country guesthouse, it is situated on the main road in vibrant Franschhoek, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, as well as the village’s many other attractions.
The stylish interiors of Leeu House are a contemporary take on the traditional Cape Dutch heritage, with a nod to the French Huguenot architectural style that is quintessential to Franschhoek. Leeu House is perfectly appointed, with The Conservatory, The Terrace, The Lounge, and the serene and secluded gardens with a 15-metre heated outdoor pool, as well as complimentary use of bicycles, providing guests with plenty of opportunities to relax.
Leeu Estates, is a bijou 21-room five-star boutique hotel set in 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous) vegetation in the valley of Franschhoek, between the mountain and river, just a 5-minute drive from Franschhoek village.
Leeu Collection recently made international headlines with the announcement of Le Quartier Français also in Franschhoek. This top boutique hotel will officially become part of the Leeu Collection portfolio on September 1, 2015. At Le Quartier Français discover: the world-famous cuisine of The Tasting Room; luxury boutique accommodation, with 21 rooms designed to spoil; the convivial Living Room for the best breakfast in town, small plates made to share for lunch or dinner, artisan cocktails, and more.