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Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates, an exclusive five-star premium boutique hotel property with 24 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, takes a central position on 78 hectares (193 acres) 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 center 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 vineyards.
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates

Room Information

There are 24 contemporary classic, individually styled rooms and suites filled with customized architectural detailing and tactile textures in a calm color scheme. Each one features carefully curated artworks and sculptures from various countries, luxurious extras and superbly equipped marble bathrooms.

Classic Room
An average size of 452 square-feet, these rooms are in The Manor House, Max and Protea House, offering guests various views, from the manicured gardens to the farm dam, orchards, vineyards and dramatic mountain backdrops, to 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.

Deluxe Room
An average size of 592 square-feet, these rooms are in The Manor House and Cellar Cottage, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards, to the Franschhoek mountains and village.

Studio Room
These rooms, each with their own terrace and fireplace, are on average 678 square-feet, in The Manor House. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains.

Executive Suite
An average size of 1,011 square-feet, 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.

Executive Suite with Terrace
An average size of 1,238 square-feet, each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area. Situated in Protea House and Cellar Cottage, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountains and vineyards.

Manor House Suite
Approximately 1,238 square-feet, this suite has its own separate lounge, and spacious outdoor area with a view of mountains and vineyards. Features include a hot tub, fire pit and fireplace, private access path to the Spa, and a telescope for stargazing.

The Oaks
The Oaks, offers privacy, luxurious interiors and unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Valley and is the perfect family getaway. At a size of 1,020 square-feet, The Oaks comprises of two rooms each with a shower only, comfortable lounge area, hot tub and a large terrace garden to soak up the astounding views. This private cottage is suitable for four adults travelling together.

Vineyard Cottage
A size of 914 square-feet, Vineyard Cottage with its own magnificent terrace and private plunge pool overlooking the manicured vineyards, comprises two rooms and a shared lounge with fireplace.

Cellar Cottage
A size of 2,001 square-feet 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.

Fynbosch Cottage
Fynbosch Cottage (1,400 square-feet) 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. Amenities include landscaped private garden, sparkling plunge pool, outdoor hot tub and timber pergola veranda.

Max House
A size of 2,297 square-feet 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.

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 2,220 square-feet 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 as well as a dedicated BBQ area.

Things To Do

Wine Tasting: The Wine Studio, a boutique tasting venue, guests can sample handcrafted premium wines from Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines (one complimentary Signature Tasting per Leeu Estates guest per stay).

Spa Treatments: Set among the vineyards, Leeu Spa by Healing Earth is an immersive wellness sanctuary that offers holistic treatments and experiences by expert therapists. The tailor-made offerings are inspired by Africa’s rich natural resources, focusing on the therapeutic benefits of South Africa’s unique Pinotage grape. Pure and premium natural products from leading holistic wellness brand Healing Earth are used in memorable treatments.

Art: Everard Read’s newest gallery at Leeu Estates in Franschhoek augments the existing gallery in the high street of Franschhoek. The focus will be on showing monumental sculpture in the breathtaking fynbos and vineyards of Leeu Estates, as well as exhibiting important works by the estates artists in the purpose-built gallery on site.

Walking Trails: Guests have access to several walking trails on the estates, to meander through the vines.



Franschhoek, South Africa



Available Amenities:

24 Hour Reception

Business Center

Fitness Center

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Mini Bar

On-Site Dining

On-Site Parking



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.