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Cape Wine 2015: A New Era for South African wine!

Cape Wine Logo (LR)The highlight of the Keynote addresses to open Cape Wine 2015 yesterday was the refreshing address by Franschhoek wine and hospitality investor from India, Mr Analjit Singh of the Leeu Collection, seeing the positive in almost everything about his interaction with our country in his multi-investment programme in Franschhoek.

Mr Singh has bought three smallholdings behind Grande Provence, to become Leeu Estates; the former Rusthof is opening in December and is to be renamed Leeu House; Le Quartier Français has been added to the Leeu Collection most recently; as has Heritage Square across the Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 3 August

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*    A diverse number of Capetonians who have influenced the character and culture of Cape Town will be honored by having their names linked to footbridges crossing Nelson Mandela Drive and Rhodes Drive. The City of Cape Town’s Naming Committee list includes poet Ingrid Jonker, Khomani San leader Dawid Kruiper, singer and composer Taliep Petersen, and Father John Oliver.

*.  Ebony gallery is opening an exhibition entitled ‘Modern Masters‘ for First Thursday on 6 August, at 67 Continue reading →

Le Quartier Français has been sold to Leeu Collection in Franschhoek!

Le EntranceToday is a day of announcements of property sales in Franschhoek, it would appear.  This morning we announced that we have sold our Whale Cottage Franschhoek. Now it has been announced that Mr Aniljit Singh of The Leeu Collection has added Le Quartier Français to his property portfolio in Franschhoek, taking over from 1 September. It is a surprise for many that the hotel and restaurant property has been sold, if not a relief for many Franschhoekers!

Mr Singh fell in love with Franschhoek in 2010, when he visited Cape Town to attend the World Cup soccer. Last year he bought the Dieu Donné, Von Ortloff, and Dassenberg properties, creating a 21-bedroom 5-star luxury Boutique Continue reading →