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Leeu Estates

The Winelands, South Africa

Leeu Estates is a luxury five star hotel in the heart of the Cape Winelands valley, set on its own vineyard. There is a spa, heated swimming pool, fine dining restaurants and a wine tasting studio showcasing the estate's own vintages.

At a Glance

  • Luxury hotel on a wine estate in the heart of the Cape Winelands

  • Impressive spa facilities with 15 meter heated infinity pool

  • Focus on fine dining experiences

  • Mini bar with selected house wines and spirits included in your stay

  • Its own wine tasting studio - all guests can enjoy a complimentary tasting

  • 68 hectares to explore on nature trails or by bicycle

Couples, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

If you've overindulged in all the fine wine and food, get a little exercise by hiking up the hill behind the estate - you'll be rewarded with stunning views down the valley.

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Insider's View

We can arrange a private guided tour of the winelands - a great way to see estates you'd never have found, meet the winemakers, and avoid the issue of who's going to drive!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Art lovers should visit the Holden Manz art gallery in Franschhoek village, showcasing an excellent collection of local and national artists.

Scott Dunn team

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Description

Occupying a particularly scenic spot in the Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is a beautiful luxury hotel set amongst vineyards and landscaped gardens. There are 21 rooms and suites, set in the main Manor house as well as cottages. This is an elegant and stylish property, with an emphasis on great service, incredible food and wine and all the comforts you could need. The estate covers 68 hectares / 168 acres and features a working vineyard, oak trees, lawns and an impressive collection of sculptures. There are bicycles to borrow to cycle into the village or to other neighboring vineyards, hiking trails to explore on the estate and the hotel offers complimentary transfers into the village which is just a three minute drive away.

Guests can enjoy a tasting of the award-winning Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines in the beautiful wine studio, overlooking the barrels of wine which are ageing to perfection. Meals are served in the stylish dining room or al fresco on the spacious terrace and the food is as impressive as the wine list. The menu is designed by head chef Oliver Cattermole whose passion is presenting creative fusion dishes that bring out the best in the locally sourced ingredients. In winter months, the cozy reading room is an attractive spot, with armchairs and a roaring fireplace. The state-of-the-art spa features several treatment rooms, steam room and hair salon as well as a gym overlooking the vines and a 15 meter swimming pool.

Six of the rooms are located in the main Manor House, and the rest are in the four cottages dotted around the property which contain between two and four rooms. The bedrooms in the main house are all vast in size, the smallest measuring 42m² with luxurious marble bathrooms and all with views over the vineyard and valley. Many also have their own terraces and fireplaces.

Childcare

Children aged 6 and upwards are welcome and children under the age of 12 can be accommodated free of charge on a sofa bed in selected rooms, with a maximum of two children under 12 permitted per room.

Facilities

Dining is a real highlight here, as with most destinations in the Winelands. Choose from fine dining options served in the sunshine on the terrace or in the stylish dining room, or visit one of the Leeu Collection's sister properties in the village of Franschhoek. The conservatory at Leeu House offers casual meals throughout the day and evening, you can enjoy light snacks and craft beers at the Tuk Tuk microbrewery, or fine dining at the Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais (pre-booking essential).

Services

Amenities included in your stay include mini bar and snacks, breakfast, house wines, soft drinks and local spirits, laundry, national phonecalls, internet, shuttle transfers into Franschhoek village and one wine tasting per stay at the Mullineux & Leeu Family wine tasting room.

Location & Directions

The Winelands, South Africa

Located just outside Franschhoek (a 15-minute walk) in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands.

When to go

The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like the South of France, which is what makes the area perfect for grape-growing. Summer in Franschhoek is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best season to visit is September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.

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