L’EQUISE will give you an unforgettable experience. We bring into your home the idyllic Western Cape with its beautiful nature, magnificent wildlife parks, World heritage wine estates – while contributing to a sustainable world. Everyone should have a chance to enjoy African nature and wildlife, as long as it is not at the expense of our natural habitat. The Prestige you deserve. The Comfort in your home. Timeless Décor. Contributing to Wildlife conservation. This is what we call “Living Exquisitely”.
How it all began
The founder of L’EQUISE, Mr Willemsen, was born and raised in The Netherlands. His architectural study brought him to South Africa, where he lived for a while. He was astounded with the diversity of this country, on the other side of the World. The cultural heritage, unique and stunning beauty of wildlife and nature. The Western Cape has it all, whales and penguins, vineyards, World heritage estates, safari parks, one of the most diverse landscapes in the world and a first world infrastructure. In 1652 the Dutch East India Company established a small settlement at what is now Cape Town. The Dutch legacy is still noticeable in the architecture and in one of the official languages ‘Afrikaans’.
After returning to The Netherlands he obtained a Master in Business Administration degree at famous Nyenrode University and pursued a successful banking career which brought him to Hong Kong, a major financial hub, where he still lives.
The Western Cape has never left his mind and he has returned many times. On one of the occasions, he proposed to his now wife Rebecca at the lighthouse near Cape of Good Hope, close to the most Southern point of Africa and the Western Cape…
… one of most beautiful places on the globe and cannot be more symbolic for him, being a Dutchman, to propose. The place where two oceans meet, home of the legendary Flying Dutchman, and close to where Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck planted the first wine grapes.
L’EQUISE has its roots over half a century ago. His father sailed the world as a Maritime officer and has been to every country in the World with a port. He brought back to most beautiful gifts and stories. His sense of style, adventure, integrity and entrepreneurship became the inspiration and foundation of L’EQUISE.
We will not only bring Western Cape experience into your home but also contribute to wildlife conservation. We cooperate with IWAMANZI wildlife park protecting their 18 rhinos from poachers. A unique sustainable model of Wildlife conservation.