The Leeu Estates, set among the vineyards, gardens and fynbos of the beautiful valley of Franschhoek, embodies the spirit of this uniquely alluring region of South Africa. Its founder, Analjit Singh, has a genuine passion for the area, with his commitment to encapsulating the joys of the Cape Winelands shining through the property at every turn. Built upon acres of adjoining farmlands, the estate is part of the Leeu Collection, which also features Le Quartier Français, and boasts a stake in the award-winning winery, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, which are proudly served in the restaurant. Just a few minutes from the village of Franshhoek, where guests will also find the Leeu Estate’s microbrewery, Tuk Tuk, and an hour’s drive from Cape Town, this is a fantastic spot in which to immerse yourself in the gourmet delights South Africa is renowned for.
With intimate interiors and lovingly cared for gardens, relaxing is a key to time spent here. All guestrooms are individually styled with sophisticated fittings and furnishings, making for a modern and cosy atmosphere. In addition, the luxurious en suite bathrooms boast heated marble floors and towel rails, plus freestanding bath tubs or generous showers. Tucked away on the ground floor of the Manor House, the Reading Room offers an inviting space, with a welcoming wood-burning fireplace where guests can browse the collection of fascinating books overlooking the oak trees and gardens of Franschhoek Valley. The Leeu Spa, meanwhile, offers a wellness sanctuary set among the vineyards, with handpicked treatments inspired by centuries-old Asian traditions, along with a hydrotherapy area, plunge pool overlooking the lily pond and a fifteen-meter infinity swimming pool.
The Dining Room is a ‘must-do’ restaurant for all guests of the Leeu Estate. With commanding views from the slopes of the Dassenberg Mountain, enjoy a long and leisurely meal paired with fine South African vintages from the cellar. From the morning artisan buffet, featuring a selection of freshly prepared morning treats, to delectable lunches and exquisitely crafted dinners, the expert gourmet menu offers an array of enticing options. With immaculately manicured gardens enveloping the estate, where fresh produce is grown, hours can be spent strolling around the tranquil surroundings and contemplating the intriguing modern sculptures that scatter the grounds. For lovers of food, art and fine wine, there is no finer way to experience the Cape Winelands.
- Type:Boutique Hotel
- Summary:Lovingly ran boutique hideaway
- Feature:Partnered with award-winning Mullineux & Leeu Family wines
- Rooms:11 rooms, 3 suites and 3 cottages
- Location:Franschhoek ,
Cape Winelands ,
- Star rating:5 Star
- Nearest airport:Cape Town International Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately a 50 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.
Price is available upon request.
Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.