Leeu Estates

Why you'll love it here

  • The award-winning La Colombe restaurant brings its acclaimed fine-dining to the Franschhoek Valley
  • Sip on high-end wines at the glamourous Wine Studio
  • Explore the incredible Everard Read’s Gallery and Studio
  • Choose delicious treats from a seasonal menu with fresh homegrown produce

Mari

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Full accommodation information

Feel at home in Franschhoek, South Africa, with a luxury five-star stay at Leeu Estates. Settled at the heart of the Cape Winelands, in the surrounds of vineyards, landscaped gardens and vibrant fynbos, the scenic views and tranquillity are endless. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, an indulgent spa experience and complimentary wine tasting with expert hosts.

Fashioning a 19th century Cape Dutch-style exterior, with lavish and modern interiors, you’ll be amazed at every turn in this hotel as you explore the working wine farm and its secrets. Choose from a range of rooms, suites and cottages, with the opportunity to enjoy your own private terrace and plunge pool. King sized beds, spacious sitting areas and immaculate views over the swooping wine valleys below are as standard.

When you emerge from your room, seize the various opportunities available around the hotel. Try a scintillating spa treatment or a workout at the modern fitness centre. Horse ride or cycle around the village or browse around the prestigious Everard Read Galleries. For wine connoisseurs, there are plenty of wine tasting experiences available at different venues in Franschhoek, each led by an expert with a wealth of knowledge to share. When it's time to fine dine in the evenings, head to any of the hotels four restaurants, from the sustainable in-house Dining Room to the Michelin-star led La Petite Colombe.

Each of the hotel’s 23 classy rooms, suites and cottages at Leeu Estates have their own unique character, while a theme of style, luxury and modern class runs throughout. Every touchpoint promises comfort, as you lounge on soft furnishings and let your feet sink into wool-and-sisal carpets.

Classic Room

Classic Room

Located in The Manor House and the Max and Protea House, these stylish rooms offer a variety of views. Gaze over the manicured gardens, farm dam, orchards, vineyards, or the sweeping mountain landscape, depending on your spot. Kick back onto your king-sized beds or the spacious seating area.
Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Set in the beautiful Manor House and Cellar Cottage, the Deluxe Room offers views of the manicured gardens and vineyards of the nearby village of Franschhoek. Admire the landscape from your comfy king-sized bed or sitting area.
Studio Room

Studio Room

The Studio Rooms in The Manor House include a private terrace and fireplace, with easy access to the spa, gym and pool, while those located in the free-standing Terroir Cottage offer scenic views. Gaze over gardens, vineyards and mountains from your comfy king-sized bed.
Executive Room

Executive Room

Set within The Manor House and Max House, the stylish Executive Rooms offer a separate lounge area and flickering fireplace. Cosy up round the flames to admire views across the gardens, vineyards and dramatic mountains.
Executive Suite with Terrace

Executive Suite with Terrace

Located in Protea House and Cellar Cottage, these Executive Suites offer a large terrace and a separate lounge area for relaxing evenings. Enjoy views across the gardens, mountains and vineyards.
The Oaks

The Oaks

Ideal for a family getaway, The Oaks Cottage is a luxurious home-from-home, set with breathtaking views of the Franschhoek Valley. Offering two bedrooms with a shower, a lounge area, hot tub and a large terrace for warm evenings under the stars, soak up the stunning sights in your private sanctuary.
Vineyard Cottage

Vineyard Cottage

The luxury Vineyard Cottage offers two bedrooms, a shared lounge, and a terrace set with a plunge pool overlooking the stunning vineyard below. Enjoy easy access to the Leeu Spa and Gym.
Cellar Cottage

Cellar Cottage

A precious heritage building, the stunning Cellar Cottage holds an Executive Suite with a terrace and a Deluxe Room. Perfect for families, children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge, and the private garden allows shared relaxation in the sunshine.
Fynbosch Cottage

Fynbosch Cottage

Set against the slopes of Dassenberg Mountain, and encircled by stunning vineyards, the Fynbosch Cottage is a haven for families seeking to soak up South Africa’s authentic wine culture. Enjoy a private garden, a plunge pool, an outdoor hot tub and a veranda to admire the surrounding views over Cape Winelands valley. Your dedicated butler will attend to your every whim throughout your stay.
Max House

Max House

Proudly carrying its Cape Dutch heritage, Max House is an authentic South African retreat for families to enjoy. Set with a courtyard, a private garden, a living room, a dining room, an Executive Suite and two Classic Rooms, this luxury home-from-home is yours to explore. Your private chef awaits your call to the pantry and kitchen.
Protea House

Protea House

Set above one of the earthen dams on Leeu Estates, Protea House is nestled in the region’s natural beauty, surrounded by acres of vines and looming mountains. Offering an Executive Suite with a terrace, a Deluxe Room and Classic Room, it’s a place of ultimate comfort and luxury. Families can relax in the open-plan lounge area, pantry, pool and pool house, along with a dedicated braai (or ‘barbecue’) area.
The Dining Room

The Dining Room

Fresh from the gardens and orchards, The Dining Room’s expert chefs decorate your plates with seasonal, wholesome treats. Enjoy this immaculate in-house dining experience from dawn to dusk, with special dietary menus and children’s menus included.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
La Petite Colombe

La Petite Colombe

Serving excellence as standard, La Petite Colombe offers multi-course lunches and wholesome dinners with a dramatic twist. Try these innovative meals with the family, while admiring vineyard views through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The Conservatory

The Conservatory

Head down to Franschhoek village for the ultimate dining experience with exquisite mountain views. Tuck into light, tasty meals in The Conservatory, crafted from local produce, or settle onto the terrace to dine in the fresh air.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Leeu Spa

Using premium natural products from Healing Earth, a renowned, African-inspired wellness brand, rest, heal and restore at the tranquil Leeu Spa. Enjoy a range of soothing therapies with a choice of four treatment rooms, including a premium suite, two couple’s treatment rooms and one single treatment room. For extra relaxation, head to the hair and nail salon, the steam room, the plunge pool with lily pond views, or the 15-metre infinity swimming pool.

Everard Read Galleries

There are two galleries you can browse during your stay: Everard Read Galleries, adjacent to Le Quartier Français, and Everard Read Leeu Estates, in Leeu Estates. Each brings a portfolio of group and solo exhibitions, showcasing local talent with a focus on sculpture. Admire these fine creations as they come to life against the backdrop of vineyards and mountains.

The restaurants at Leeu Estates and nearby create soul-soothing meals from locally-sourced produce, offering distinct South African flavours that delight and surprise. Enjoy fresh garden and orchard treats at The Dining Room all day, or feast on a multi-course lunch at Le Petite Colombe, On the terrace at The Conservatory, bask in sunlight as you savour a delicate dishes among the vineyards.

Wineries

The hotel offers a range of wine tasting experiences to expand your palette. At each venue, an experienced host will talk you through the backstories of the carefully crafted wines as you sip them, sharing their knowledge of new vintage releases or cuvees. Choose a tasting session from The Wine Studio on Leeu Estates, The Mullineux Signature tasting (with one complimentary tasting per Leeu Estate guest per stay), the Mullinexu Single Terroir tasting and the Leeu Passant tasting. Book ahead to secure your spot at your desired destination.

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

 

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