Leeu Estates has been featured on Travel + Leisure's It List 2017.
Every year, Travel + Leisure editors and contributors vet the most exciting debuts around the globe to create this highly selective list, which encompasses openings and major renovations from the previous year.
Leeu Collection’s hospitality portfolio currently comprises three five-star boutique properties in South Africa:
Leeu Estates, a 17-room country house retreat and boutique winery in the Franschhoek valley,
Leeu House, an exclusive 12-room hotel in the heart of Franschhoek village;
Le Quartier Français, a romantic 21-room hotel also located in the village, adjacent to Le Quartier Français the 3-bedroom LQF Villa recently opened.
The first addition outside South Africa to the portfolio was Linthwaite House, a 30-room country retreat overlooking Lake Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District. The second is the former Collegio Alla Querce in Florence, Italy, which will be transformed into a 70-plus bedroom luxury hotel and gardens, set to open in 2021.
Complementing Leeu Collection on the main street of Franschhoek is Tuk Tuk, a craft beer microbrewery in collaboration with The Cape Brewing Company; and an exotic new culinary hub Heritage Square, home to Marigold, Franschhoek’ s first Indian restaurant.