Darren Badenhorst opens ‘Le chêne’ at Leeu Estates in the Franschhoek Valley

Franschhoek, South Africa, 15 October 2019:  Today, award-winning chef and patron of Franschhoek’s ‘Le coin Francais‘, Darren Badenhorst, opens his second establishment in the Cape Winelands village. ‘Le chêne’, meaning ‘The Oak Tree’, is located in the Manor House at Leeu Estates, part of the Leeu Collection, and pays homage to Franschhoek by utilizing only … Read more

Tourism Top of Mind for Franschhoek Service Providers

The Franschhoek Wine Valley certainly packs a punch when it comes to tourism service delivery. Not only is the region regarded as one of the country’s leading wine producing areas as well as SA’s Culinary Capital, but tourism is also key in their continued efforts to stay ahead of the game and strive for what … Read more

Leeu Collection Unveils Exciting New Food Offerings for Franschhoek

Leeu Collection has revealed exciting new plans for its Cape Winelands properties that will cement its desire to host only the very best dining experiences (that make the most of local produce and talent) and reinforce Franschhoek’s title as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa. The seeds for this concept were sown earlier this year when … Read more

Leeu Estates is the only hotel in the Cape Winelands to secure new 5-Star Premium status

Leeu Estates, the flagship property of Leeu Collection, is the only hotel in the Cape Winelands to have achieved the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)’s new 5-Star Premium status, which was introduced in April 2019 to recognise exceptional 5-star properties that have reached the pinnacle of quality where facilities, amenities and service co-exist … Read more

Facilitating a fine future for Franschhoek youth

Congenial venue. Up to date equipment. Professional support. Three elements that are essential for young people to study, discover, absorb while reaching required academic standards and attain their development potential. These factors are now available to both the youth and younger children of the Franschhoek valley thanks to the establishment of the Leeu Learning Centre which officially opened on February 1, … Read more

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery spices things up with new menu

Tuk Tuk, part of Leeu Collection and located on Franschhoek’s vibey main street is well known for its bespoke brews and Mexican food. The popular Taqueria has recently introduced mouth-watering new dishes on its updated menu. Created by the innovative chef Martin Senekal, the new menu was a direct outcome of their constant interaction with … Read more