Leeu Estates
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Leeu Estates

Franschhoek / South Africa

Leeu Estates, an exclusive five-star boutique hotel property with 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, takes central position on 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous vegetation) in the Franschhoek valley. Located between the mountainside and river, just minutes away from the village of Franschhoek, it is the ideal setting for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. At the centre of this working wine farm is the meticulously refurbished 19th-century Manor House with its six rooms and suites. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees and vineyard.

Family Friendly
2 Restaurants (2018 fine dining SAWI Awards as a Platinum class winner)
1st Hotel in the Winelands to achieve 5-Star Premium Status by (TGCSA)
23 Rooms and Suites
Family Friendly
Check-in: 2pm / Check-out: 11am
Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
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Accomodation

Fynbosch Cottage

True to the ethos of Leeu Collection, the Fynbosch Cottage highlights attention to detail, landscaping, luxury fittings, fabrics, and finishes, perfectly combined with exceptional views and private outdoor spaces, to ensure a breath-taking home away from home experience. Surrounded with acres of vineyards and nestled against the slopes of the Dassenberg Mountain, the Fynbosch Cottage is a perfect Winelands getaway; including a landscaped private garden, sparkling plunge pool, outdoor hot tub and timber pergola veranda from which to soak up the dramatic views of this internationally renowned Cape Winelands valley. At a size of 118m²/ 1275ft², perfectly positioned on Leeu Estates (with private parking at the entrance to your cottage). To top it all a dedicated butler for the duration of your stay on our secure estate, the Fynbosch Cottage is truly an epicurean destination.

Protea House

Protea House is situated above one of the earthen dams on Leeu Estates, surrounded by natural Fynbosch and acres of vines, resting against the slopes of Dassenberg Mountain. At a size of 206m²/2220ft² with enchanting views of the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding mountains, this private getaway comprises of an Executive Suite with Terrace, a Deluxe room and Classic room. Protea House offers an inviting open-plan lounge area, pantry, its own pool and pool house (31m²/335ft²) as well as a dedicated braai (a truly South African version of a ‘barbecue’) area. The combination of luxury and refined living combined with inviting outdoor areas, ensures a welcoming homely space where guests can relax and enjoy true South African hospitality. Protea House offers private parking.

Max House

A size of 419m²/4 510ft² and surrounded by vineyards, Max House is housed in an original gabled building that reflects its Cape Dutch heritage. It has a courtyard with a private garden and comprises an Executive Suite, two Classic Rooms, a living room with a fireplace and a dining room. A pantry and a kitchen are available for the use of a private chef, which can be arranged.

Cellar Cottage

A size of 354m²/3 810ft² and housed in the original cellar, this heritage building enjoys views of the manicured gardens and vineyards. It comprises an Executive Suite with Terrace and a Deluxe Room, two terraces leading off the living room which has a fireplace, a pantry and access to a private garden with a lawn. Children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge.

Vineyard Cottage

A size of 164m²/1 765ft², Vineyard Cottage with its own magnificent terrace and private plunge pool overlooking the manicured vineyards, offers easy access to Leeu Spa by Healing Earth & Gym. The cottage, which affords views of landscaped gardens and a mountain backdrop, comprises two Deluxe Rooms and a shared lounge.

The Oaks

The latest addition to Leeu Estates; The Oaks, offers privacy, luxurious interiors and unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Valley and is the perfect family getaway. Drive through the secure estate to a private parking bay at the entrance to the cottage, surrounded by vineyards, bottle brush and local flora. At a size of 98m²/1020ft² The Oaks comprises of two Studio rooms, comfortable lounge area, hot tub and a large terrace garden to soak up the astounding views from your private escape on Leeu Estates.

Executive Suite With Terrace

An average size of 94m²/1 011ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area. Situated in Cellar Cottage and The Manor House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountains and vineyards.

Executive Suite

An average size of 97m²/1 044ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area and fireplace. Situated in The Manor House and Max House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to mountain backdrops.

Studio Room

These rooms, each with its own terrace and fireplace, are on average 63m²/678ft² and are situated in The Manor House and above Leeu Spa, with easy access to the spa facility, gym and pool; as well as Pomegranate and Terroir Cottages, each free standing. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains.

Deluxe Room

An average size of 55m²/592ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House, Cellar Cottage and Vineyard Cottage, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to the Franschhoek mountains and village.

Classic Room

An average size of 42m²/452ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House and Max House, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens to the farm dam, orchards, vineyards, dramatic mountain backdrops and the village of Franschhoek. The rooms feature king-size beds (one can be converted into twin beds), a writing desk area, a sitting area and generous wardrobe space.

Cellar Cottage

A size of 354m²/3 810ft² and housed in the original cellar, this heritage building enjoys views of the manicured gardens and vineyards. It comprises an Executive Suite with Terrace and a Deluxe Room, two terraces leading off the living room which has a fireplace, a pantry and access to a private garden with a lawn. Children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge.

Vineyard Cottage

A size of 164m²/1 765ft², Vineyard Cottage with its own magnificent terrace and private plunge pool overlooking the manicured vineyards, offers easy access to Leeu Spa by Healing Earth & Gym. The cottage, which affords views of landscaped gardens and a mountain backdrop, comprises two Deluxe Rooms and a shared lounge.

The Oaks

The latest addition to Leeu Estates; The Oaks, offers privacy, luxurious interiors and unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Valley and is the perfect family getaway. Drive through the secure estate to a private parking bay at the entrance to the cottage, surrounded by vineyards, bottle brush and local flora. At a size of 98m²/1020ft² The Oaks comprises of two Studio rooms, comfortable lounge area, hot tub and a large terrace garden to soak up the astounding views from your private escape on Leeu Estates.

Executive Suite With Terrace

An average size of 94m²/1 011ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area. Situated in Cellar Cottage and The Manor House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountains and vineyards.

Executive Suite

An average size of 97m²/1 044ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area and fireplace. Situated in The Manor House and Max House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to mountain backdrops.

Studio Room

These rooms, each with its own terrace and fireplace, are on average 63m²/678ft² and are situated in The Manor House and above Leeu Spa, with easy access to the spa facility, gym and pool; as well as Pomegranate and Terroir Cottages, each free standing. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains.

Deluxe Room

An average size of 55m²/592ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House, Cellar Cottage and Vineyard Cottage, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to the Franschhoek mountains and village.

Spa & Wellness

Inclusions & Facilities

Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Spa Facilities
  • Parking
  • Leeu Family Wine Tasting
  • Local telephone calls
  • Scheduled Local Shuttle Service
  • Shoe Cleaning Service
  • Complimentary Wifi
Facilities
  • La Petite Colombe Restaurant
  • Le chêne Restaurant
  • Leeu Spa
  • The Wine Studio
  • Everard Read’s Gallery
  • Conference Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Meal on Request
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security
  • Activity Desk
  • Battery Charging Facilities
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  • Leeu Family Wine Tasting
  • Local telephone calls
  • Scheduled Local Shuttle Service
  • Shoe Cleaning Service
  • Complimentary Wifi
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Location

The breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek valley is renowned as one of the world’s great food and wine destinations. Settled by the French Huguenots in 1688, it has retained its Gallic charm and character. At the heart of the valley is the romantic village of Franschhoek, with its award winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions. Within easy driving distance from Franschhoek, one can enjoy the pristine beaches of the Cape, play a round of golf or experience some of the best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.
Distance from Cape Town International Airport

1hr drive to Leeu Estates

Restaurants
La Petite Colombe

La Colombe, the award-winning and world-renowned restaurant based in Constantia, one of the oldest winemaking regions of South Africa, has established a sister restaurant at Leeu Estate, run by the talented La Petite Colombe team. Visitors to the epicurean valley of Franschhoek can now look forward to experiencing the same level of service excellence and exquisite cuisine that put La Colombe on the map.

Le chêne

Multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst has added to his portfolio by piloting Le chêne in the Manor House, situated at the Five-star Premium Leeu Estates. Badenhorst, already well-known as chef-patron of Le coin Français in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, steers an accomplished culinary team to serve French-inspired dishes made from local produce, honouring Franschhoek’s history with both the name and concept of this unique dining experience.

The Wine Studio

The tasting room is run by the Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines team, whose knowledgeable tasting room staff will guide guests in the finer nuances of these premium handcrafted wines. There are three tutored tasting options to choose from: Signature (one complimentary tasting per guest per stay), Single Terroir and Leeu Passant. In addition to wine tastings, the elegant tasting venue can be reserved for exclusive private functions, catered for by the “Le chêne team’ culinary team.

Accommodation
Fynbosch Cottage

True to the ethos of Leeu Collection, the Fynbosch Cottage highlights attention to detail, landscaping, luxury fittings, fabrics, and finishes, perfectly combined with exceptional views and private outdoor spaces, to ensure a breath-taking home away from home experience. Surrounded with acres of vineyards and nestled against the slopes of the Dassenberg Mountain, the Fynbosch Cottage is a perfect Winelands getaway; including a landscaped private garden, sparkling plunge pool, outdoor hot tub and timber pergola veranda from which to soak up the dramatic views of this internationally renowned Cape Winelands valley. At a size of 118m²/ 1275ft², perfectly positioned on Leeu Estates (with private parking at the entrance to your cottage). To top it all a dedicated butler for the duration of your stay on our secure estate, the Fynbosch Cottage is truly an epicurean destination.

Protea House

Protea House is situated above one of the earthen dams on Leeu Estates, surrounded by natural Fynbosch and acres of vines, resting against the slopes of Dassenberg Mountain. At a size of 206m²/2220ft² with enchanting views of the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding mountains, this private getaway comprises of an Executive Suite with Terrace, a Deluxe room and Classic room. Protea House offers an inviting open-plan lounge area, pantry, its own pool and pool house (31m²/335ft²) as well as a dedicated braai (a truly South African version of a ‘barbecue’) area. The combination of luxury and refined living combined with inviting outdoor areas, ensures a welcoming homely space where guests can relax and enjoy true South African hospitality. Protea House offers private parking.

Max House

A size of 419m²/4 510ft² and surrounded by vineyards, Max House is housed in an original gabled building that reflects its Cape Dutch heritage. It has a courtyard with a private garden and comprises an Executive Suite, two Classic Rooms, a living room with a fireplace and a dining room. A pantry and a kitchen are available for the use of a private chef, which can be arranged.

Cellar Cottage

A size of 354m²/3 810ft² and housed in the original cellar, this heritage building enjoys views of the manicured gardens and vineyards. It comprises an Executive Suite with Terrace and a Deluxe Room, two terraces leading off the living room which has a fireplace, a pantry and access to a private garden with a lawn. Children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge.

Vineyard Cottage

A size of 164m²/1 765ft², Vineyard Cottage with its own magnificent terrace and private plunge pool overlooking the manicured vineyards, offers easy access to Leeu Spa by Healing Earth & Gym. The cottage, which affords views of landscaped gardens and a mountain backdrop, comprises two Deluxe Rooms and a shared lounge.

The Oaks

The latest addition to Leeu Estates; The Oaks, offers privacy, luxurious interiors and unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Valley and is the perfect family getaway. Drive through the secure estate to a private parking bay at the entrance to the cottage, surrounded by vineyards, bottle brush and local flora. At a size of 98m²/1020ft² The Oaks comprises of two Studio rooms, comfortable lounge area, hot tub and a large terrace garden to soak up the astounding views from your private escape on Leeu Estates.

Executive Suite With Terrace

An average size of 94m²/1 011ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area. Situated in Cellar Cottage and The Manor House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountains and vineyards.

Executive Suite

An average size of 97m²/1 044ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area and fireplace. Situated in The Manor House and Max House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to mountain backdrops.

Studio Room

These rooms, each with its own terrace and fireplace, are on average 63m²/678ft² and are situated in The Manor House and above Leeu Spa, with easy access to the spa facility, gym and pool; as well as Pomegranate and Terroir Cottages, each free standing. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains.

Deluxe Room

An average size of 55m²/592ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House, Cellar Cottage and Vineyard Cottage, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to the Franschhoek mountains and village.

Classic Room

An average size of 42m²/452ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House and Max House, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens to the farm dam, orchards, vineyards, dramatic mountain backdrops and the village of Franschhoek. The rooms feature king-size beds (one can be converted into twin beds), a writing desk area, a sitting area and generous wardrobe space.

Leeu Estates

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Leeu Estates

Franschhoek / South Africa
From £390 Per Night
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Sustainable
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Leeu Estates, an exclusive five-star boutique hotel property with 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, takes central position on 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous vegetation) in the Franschhoek valley. Located between the mountainside and river, just minutes away from the village of Franschhoek, it is the ideal setting for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. At the centre of this working wine farm is the meticulously refurbished 19th-century Manor House with its six rooms and suites. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees and vineyard.

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Inclusions
  • La Petite Colombe Restaurant
  • Le chêne Restaurant
  • Leeu Spa
  • The Wine Studio
  • Everard Read’s Gallery
  • Conference Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Meal on Request
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security
  • Activity Desk
  • Battery Charging Facilities

Location:

The breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek valley is renowned as one of the world’s great food and wine destinations. Settled by the French Huguenots in 1688, it has retained its Gallic charm and character. At the heart of the valley is the romantic village of Franschhoek, with its award winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions. Within easy driving distance from Franschhoek, one can enjoy the pristine beaches of the Cape, play a round of golf or experience some of the best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.

Distance from Cape Town International Airport

1hr drive to Leeu Estates

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