The Lynx Collection currently includes a guest house with 6 suites in Hout Bay and a wine farm with tasting room, restaurant, and a guest house with 17 suites and deluxe double rooms in Franschhoek. These two destinations allow our guest to combine a fantastic beach holiday not far from Cape Town as well as a stay in one of South Africa’s most popular wine regions.

LYNX Collection

The Lynx Collection stands for innovation, diversity, and sustainability. It combines the modern with the traditional.

The well-being of our guests is our highest priority. We want to exceed the satisfaction of our guests through enthusiasm, appreciation, and personal commitment.

Our Team

At Lynx Collection we have two teams that are separate but still working together. Firstly, the Lynx Wine Team, which includes our cellar master Pierre and his local farm workers, who take care of all aspects of wine production. From the vine in the vineyard to the wine in the bottle.

On the other hand, our hospitality team, which takes care of the guests in the restaurant, the tasting room and in both guest houses to ensure that they have an unforgettable stay.

Our goal is to produce outstanding wines for the guest and to give the guest a unique experience with us.

For that goal both teams must work closely together, as this is the only way we can meet our expectations for a smooth process and give our guests an unforgettable experience.

The Family Behind The Dream

“You need courage to break new ground, and you need passion, to make the plan succeed.”

When we, Manuel and Brigitte Konen, with our three daughters, Annabel, Antonia and Alicia, visited South Africa for the first time and ended up in Franschhoek, we were immediately captivated by the country and the people. Franschhoek is the culinary capital of South Africa and stands for excellent wines, fantastic food and a captivating landscape. Our passion has always been wine and good food. The dream of owning your own winery has been there for a long time… maybe one day! Our family motto “Live your dream” has now come true! With the Lynx Estate we have taken a bold step and made a dream come true.

Our Philosophy

We want to respect

People and nature,Preserve traditions

And still make history.

Sustainability and environmental protection are important to us because we want to leave our children a beautiful world.As owner, we paid attention to energy-saving lighting and water-saving shower heads. We mainly generate our electricity from a photovoltaic system and the water we use is treated and reused.We have set up beehives on our premises to contribute directly to species conservation and we water our lawns and flowers efficiently.Our employees separate and recycle rubbish, dispose the leftovers professionally, and our kitchen team ensures that food is sourced regionally and seasonally.And what can you do as a guest to protect the environment?We would be happy if you only use water and electricity when and only as much as absolutely necessary. They would help protect the environment if they canceled the room cleaning once and also used the towels longer. Whoever is with us on the farm will immediately notice that we are one big family, regardless of our origin, colour or religion. It is important to us that we all pull together for a common and good future. Be part of it and help.Together for a better world.