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“Located in the charming Franschhoek Valley, nestled amidst 68 acres of working vineyards lies one of South Africa's most luxurious new hotels. This elegant 19th century Manor House blends colonial and African interiors to great effect. Fine dining and fine wines complete the package. Divine.”

“Located in the charming Franschhoek Valley, nestled amidst 68 acres of working vineyards lies one of South Africa's most luxurious new hotels. This elegant 19th century Manor House blends colonial and African interiors to great effect. Fine dining and fine wines complete the package. Divine.”

Hotel Review

This purpose built hotel, styled like a traditional Cape Dutch manor, sits amidst the Franschhoek Valley as though it has been there for generations. Its manicured gardens are peppered with striking bronze statues, from owner and avid art collector, BAS's personal collection. Most notably the eye-catching ‘Reflective Resonance’ by acclaimed sculptor Angus Taylor. Take a wander through the 'Bokkie' Garden and vineyards and finish at The Wine Studio, where you can sample a few bottles of the award-winning Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. Suites are located in the main house, but there are also several cottages, with private pools, dotted around the property's grounds - amidst vineyards, the local fynbos and manicured gardens. Rooms feature pastel hues, patterned wallpaper, and vibrant artwork by famed local artists (there's a whole book on it if you're interested). The best have views across the valley and stunning bathrooms with rolltop baths. Head chef Oliver Cattermol leads a platinum team serving dishes pleasing to the eye and the stomach. A sunny breakfast out on The Garden Terrace is an indulgent way to start the morning with salmon and eggs, granola, pancakes, catering to every dietary requirement. Franschhoek town is a picturesque 15-minute walk away, and the hotel provides complimentary shuttles. Do make sure to book a treatment at the Indian inspired spa, using only organic Himalayan ingredients. A world of tranquillity, and very modern in style take a timeout after your treatment with a pot of tea by the fire, or even better the heated pool. Ideal for couples, Leeu Estates is an utterly romantic stay in the heart of Cape Town's wine country.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • A popular honeymooner's destination Leeu estates includes indulgent rooms, spa and fine dining
  • Foodies
  • Award winning wines paired with gourmet dishes - plus Franschhoek is a foodie's mecca
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • A popular honeymooner's destination Leeu estates includes indulgent rooms, spa and fine dining
  • Foodies
  • Award winning wines paired with gourmet dishes - plus Franschhoek is a foodie's mecca
  • Wine tasting
  • Located on an award winning winery you are stumbling distance from some superb bottles of plonk
  • Cycling
  • Franschhoek is a favourite amongst cyclists and there are bikes available for guests to use
  • Great walks
  • Through the Franschhoek Valley and its beautiful fynbos
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children above the age of six permitted
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Country House
  • Gourmet
  • Views
  • Antiques
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • 5* Luxury
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Restrictions on children
  • Children above the age of six permitted
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Fireplace
  • Bicycles available
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Library
  • No pets
  • Massage
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Safe
  • Views
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Gym
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • Located on an award winning winery you are stumbling distance from some superb bottles of plonk
  • Cycling
  • Franschhoek is a favourite amongst cyclists and there are bikes available for guests to use
  • Great walks
  • Through the Franschhoek Valley and its beautiful fynbos

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