Leon and Melene van den Heever, owners
Leon and Melene founded the business in 1995, with the main focus being conferencing. However, in recent times the second generation has become more involved. The focus has been extended to leisure guests, fine dining and other memorable experiences. Leon and Melene are still actively involved in the business today. Their priority is to make guests feel welcome.
Spencer and Lichelle Sykes, restaurant owners
Spencer Sykes and his wife Lichelle, oldest daughter of Leon and Melene, opened their restaurant on the farm in 2021. They both have exceptional training and experience in the culinary arts.
Spencer started his career as chef on the small island of Guernsey, in the UK, where he trained under a Michelin Star chef. 6 Years later, he returned to South Africa with invaluable skills, and entered the industry as executive chef.
Lichelle met Spencer where she worked as a pastry chef in Chef Spencer’s kitchen. Today Lichelle is known for her decadent freshly baked cakes served at the restaurant.
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” –Michael J. Fox