Read through our blogs to discover top tips, activities and insight into the Leeu Collection hotels and their surrounding destinations

Meet Henrock's New Head Chef, Mark McCabe

Meet Henrock's New Head Chef, Mark McCabe

Meet Mark McCabe, Henrock's new Head Chef, as he shares his unique culinary journey, passion for local ingredients, and vision for Henrock at Linthwaite House. Discover his plans for the summer menu and what makes Henrock stand out. Dive into our exclusive interview and get a taste of what’s in store.

10 June 2024
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Exclusively Yours, Leeu House

Set on the historic Huguenot Road in the heart of Franschhoek, Leeu House beckons guests to escape to a haven of sophistication while remaining a mere stone’s throw from the village bustle.

03 June 2024
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The Culinary Heart of Leeu Estates

Experience the epitome of five-star dining at The Dining Room, nestled within the elegant confines of Leeu Estates, where Chef Brent Malander and his team curate an exceptional farm-to-fork culinary journey against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.

11 April 2024
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The Bar & Conservatory at Linthwaite House Welcomes New Head Chef Gerald van der Walt

Dive into the heart of the Lake District's culinary renaissance at Linthwaite House, where Gerald van der Walt, the new Head Chef of The Bar & Conservatory, infuses classic dishes with global flair and innovative twists for an unforgettable dining experience.

20 March 2024
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Live Leeu at Every Age

Whether you're seeking a serene retreat amidst the lush landscapes of The Lakes or a cultural escape to the renowned Cape Winelands, our curated selection of activities promises to enhance every moment of your stay. Join us as we explore the enchanting offerings of each destination, designed to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.

08 March 2024
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Harvest Diaries

Embark on an immersive journey through the bustling vineyards of Franschhoek and the Cape Winelands during harvest season with Harvest Diaries, exploring the world-class wines of Leeu Passant, crafted with passion by Leeu Collection Founder, Analjit Singh, and the Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines team, inviting you to experience the artistry of winemaking at Leeu Estates

09 February 2024
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Summer in the Edible Garden

We sit down with Christine Stevens, edible gardens expert and Leeu Locally Grown Team Manager at Leeu Collection in Franschhoek, for some farm-to-fork insider insight…

02 February 2024
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Pinnacle Moments: Leeu Collection 2023 Highlights

Embark on a journey through Leeu Collection's triumphant year of 2023, marked by award-winning accommodations, culinary excellence, and world-class wines, as we reflect on moments of gratitude and eagerly anticipate the unparalleled experiences that 2024 holds for our esteemed guests.

15 January 2024
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End the Year in Unrivalled Style in The Lakes

Nestled in the breathtaking Lake District, Linthwaite House emerges as a haven of festive opulence and tranquillity, inviting visitors into a magical winter retreat adorned with twinkling lights, cascading garlands, and the promise of treasured moments amidst the soft embrace of the season's cheer.

22 December 2023
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Festive Franschhoek

Discover the unique festive charm of December in South Africa's Cape Winelands, where sunny days and abundant fine food and wine await in the Culinary Capital of the Cape, Franschhoek.

20 December 2023
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Summer Spa Serenity

Discover rejuvenation at Leeu Spa by Healing Earth on Leeu Estates this year-end. Experience a range of transformative treatments, promising relaxation and radiant skin.

08 December 2023
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Celebrate the Magic of Christmas in Windermere

Step into the captivating wonderland of the Lake District during Christmas—a time when the serene beauty of this landscape mingles with festive enchantment. From charming festivals to delightful train rides with Santa, explore a holiday experience like no other in this breathtaking setting.

27 November 2023
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End the Year in Style in The Lakes

From the crisper air and leaves gently tumbling to the woodland ground to the powder-covered winter wonderland, it is a wonderful time for a cosy getaway.

07 November 2023
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The Leeu Collection Shines in the 2023 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Leeu Estates and Le Quartier Français emerge among Africa's Top Five in the prestigious Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards.

03 October 2023
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An Unforgettable Family Staycation in The Lakes

Linthwaite House welcomes families with open arms, showcasing that a memorable family holiday can be enjoyed without straying too far from home.

02 August 2023
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Embracing the Arrival of Spring in the Leeu Locally Grown Gardens

Christine Stevens and the Leeu Locally Grown team are eagerly observing the first signs of changing seasons.

03 August 2023
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Spring Spa Spoils

Indulge in the beauty of spring, and let your inner glow match the splendour of nature's awakening.

28 September 2023
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Winter Wellness in the Winelands

Do the chilly days and long nights have you dreaming of being cocooned in cosy comfort? 

27 June 2023
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A Day in The Lakes

With its captivating scenery, delightful villages, and a wide range of activities, The Lakes provides a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

12 September 2023
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The Finest in South African Wine

Location, Location

16 May 2023
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Transform Your Corporate Getaway in the Cape Winelands

Gone are the days of uninspiring boardrooms, lacklustre accommodation, and non-descript corporate catering. Combine a refreshing work experience with a bucket-list luxury travel adventure in Franschhoek.

05 October 2022
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