With its mountain peaks, colourful valleys and numerous wine farms, it is easy to see why Franschhoek is a popular getaway destination. Considered the food and wine heartland of the country, people flock to the picturesque town to enjoy the finer things in life. There are many great places to stay when visiting Franschhoek, but the newest hotel to open in the valley is the epitome of elegance.
Leeu House is a five star boutique hotel that opened in December 2015. There are only 12 rooms in the hotel, giving it a sense of exclusivity. Everything from the architecture to the décor oozes luxury. A South African and international style of architecture and design means that give the hotel a world class feel that celebrates its local surroundings.
It is hard to find a place in Franschhoek that doesn’t have an incredible view, and Leeu House is no exception. You get spectacular views of the regions mountains and vineyards. The scenery played a big part in opening the hotel. Analjit Singh, the owner of Leeu Estates, fell in love with the Western Cape’s exceptional beauty and vibrant energy when he came to the country during the 2010 Soccer World Cup. He acquired the Klein Dassenberg farm in the Franschhoek valley in order to build a family home, but instead decided to transformed it into a world-class hospitality and winemaking destination.
In keeping the fine dining tradition of Franschhoek, Leeu House’s restaurant offers innovative cuisine that is made with oraganic and locally-sourced ingredients. There is also a world class wine portfolio for you to enjoy, because no stay in wine country would be complete without sampling the best bottles the region has to offer. You can choose from a classic room, deluxe room, deluxe room with terrace or a grande suite with terrace, depending how much you want to treat yourself. You also have access to all properties in the Leeu Collection.
The entire Leeu Collections forms part of Singh’s vision for ‘sophisticated escapes and unique wine country experiences steeped in passion and pleasure’.