Located between the mountainside and river, with breathtaking views of the Franschhoek Valley, lies the five-star boutique property Leeu Estates. It consists of 17 luxurious rooms and suites, and is perfect for a private getaway amid Cape Town’s famous fynbos vegetation and beautiful gardens.

The Manor House, which is located at the centre of the wine warm, has been refurbished with fine dining areas and offers high-quality hospitality services. Guests will appreciate that each room has been individually styled with calming tones and includes detailed architectural elements.


You’ll find artwork and sculptures from all over the world at Leeu Estates, as well as fireplaces and exquisite marble-finish bathrooms fit for a king. The unique architecture stays true to the 19th-century theme of the estate.


If you’re opting for a calming getaway, then the Leeu Spa will help you unwind. The staff at Leeu Spa are expert masseurs who offer holistic treatments based on old Asian traditions. Organic ingredients from exotic areas such as the Amazon rain forest and the Himalayas are hand-blended to ensure your treatment is all-natural and you’ll be able to reap the full benefits of natures best medicine.

You don’t have to skip your daily workout while on holiday either, as a fully-equipped gym, with an amazing mountain view, is available for when you want to squeeze in a quick workout to start your day. Guests can also make use of a membership programme so that you can make use of the facilities even if they are not a resident.


Leeu Estates offers delicious gourmet cuisine. The kitchen is headed by resident executive chef Oliver Cattermole. At Leeu Estates, fine dining food and South African vintage wine from the Leeu Collection’s cellar are served in the dining room if there’s a chilly breeze, or outside in the sun on the garden terrace. These venues can seat up to 40 guests at a time and guests are welcome to wait in the reading room for some quiet, quality time before or after their meal.

Leeu Estates strive to pay attention to every small detail. This is applied to every aspect, from cuisine and hospitality services to decor. If you’re looking for a getaway in a relaxed environment, book a stay for relaxation at its finest.

Where Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek
Cost According to rates
Contact +27 21 492 2222, [email protected], www.leeucollection.com

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