• Rooms
    There are 17 rooms at Leeu Estates split between the Manor House and cottages nestled amongst the gardens of the estate. Rooms feature bespoke furniture, wool-and-sisal carpets, and marble-clad ensuite bathrooms with luxurious rain showers.
    Classic Room

    Classic Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    42 m2

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    Deluxe Room

    Deluxe Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    55 m2

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    Studio Room

    Studio Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    63 m2

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    Executive Suite

    Executive Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    97 m2

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    Executive Suite with Terrace

    Executive Suite with Terrace

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    94 m2

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • Extensive gardens and vineyards to explore

    • Wine Studio showcasing local vintages

    • Perfectly placed for exploring the Franschhoek Valley

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Room upgrade (subject to availability)

    Welcome drink

    Early check in/ late check out (subject to availability)

    Introduction

    Comprising three historic farms nestled on the slopes of Dassenberg, Leeu Estates is the luxurious flagship of the Leeu Collection, which owns several properties in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. Founder Analjit Singh fell in love with this beautiful corner of South Africa’s Cape Wine Region, and Leeu Estates reflects his deep love for the natural landscape of the area.

    Featuring 17 rooms spread between the restored 19th-century Manor House and cottages dotted throughout the estate, Leeu Estates offers a blissful, bucolic retreat. The grounds contain over 247-acres of gardens and vineyards, and guests can make use of the 15-foot infinity pool and adjacent Leeu Spa tucked amongst the vines.

    Leeu Estates is family friendly, so is the perfect rural spot for you and your little ones to get back in touch with nature.

    Activities
    With 247-acres to explore, there is plenty to capture your attention at Leeu Estates. There are trails and walks leading through the Estate’s vineyards, featuring formal gardens that showcase particular grape varieties, to less controlled areas allowing you to experience the rich biodiversity of the valley. The Bokkie Garden, named for the Afrikaans expression for ‘sweetheart’ offers a contemplative and serene space for quiet meditation, watched over by a sculpture by local artist Angus Taylor.

    The Leeu Spa offers a range of treatments inspired by the cultural heritage of South Africa, and even offers a range of child-friendly treatments as well. Located in the heart of the vineyards, the Spa also includes a 15-metre infinity pool to lounge in.

    Leeu Estates is just minutes away by car from the picturesque village of Franschhoek. With roots stretching back to the arrival of Huguenots in the late-17th century, Franschhoek has maintained a distinctly French character. Popular with well-heeled South Africans and Europeans, Franschhoek is a chic base from which to explore the over 52 wineries in the surrounding countryside.
    Dining

    The Dining Room at Leeu Estates provides a place to enjoy languid meals in the beautiful 19th-century Manor House. Ingredients are sourced locally, championing South African cuisine, and there are plenty of excellent local vintages to wash it all down with. Breakfast is also served in The Dining Room, allowing you to start your day with stunning views of the surrounding valley. 
    Oenophiles will want to head straight for Leeu Estates’ Wine Studio, where a team of experts will guide you through a wine-tasting experience highlighting vintages from the Leeu Collections personal winery, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.

    The Marigold, in Franschhoek Village, is a world-class Indian restaurant inspired by the native cuisine of founder Analjit Singh, and is worth a visit. The Tuk Tuk Microbrewery, also in Franschhoek, is the result of a collaboration between Leeu and the Cape Brewing Company, offering a range of exciting craft beers, perfect for those that can’t tell their Sauvignon from their Syrah.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • car parking

    • child friendly

    • gardens

    • gym/fitness room

    • hammam/steam room

    • restaurant

    • spa treatment room

    • swimming pool

    • WiFi/Internet

  • Location
    Address

    Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa

    How to get there?

    To best explore Franschhoek and the surrounding area, we highly recommend hiring a car
    Leeu Estates is located a short drive from the centre of Franschhoek

    The hotel offers complimentary transfers within a 10km radius, perfect if you don't fancy driving yourself

    Nearest airport

    Cape Town International Airport is just over an hour’s drive from the hotel (78km)

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Full payment is due from the guests 30 days prior to arrival

    Cancellation policy

    Low Season (01 May - 31 August)
    • A 50 % deposit will be taken at time of booking. The balance is due 14 days prior to arrival.
    • Cancellations made 13 days or less prior to arrival date forfeit 100% of the total accommodation price.
    • Cancellations from date of booking to 14 days prior to arrival date forfeit 10% of the total deposit paid.
    • No-show or premature departures forfeit 100% of the total accommodation price.

    High Season (01 September - 19 December AND 01 March - 30 April)
    • A 50 % deposit will be taken at time of booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
    • Cancellations made 29 days or less prior to arrival date forfeit 100% of the total accommodation price.
    • Cancellations from date of booking to 30 days prior to arrival date forfeit 10% of the total deposit paid.
    • No-show or premature departures forfeit 100% of the total accommodation price.

    Peak Season (20 December - 28 February)
    • A 50 % deposit will be taken at time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.
    • Cancellations made 59 days or less prior to arrival date forfeit 100% of the total accommodation price.
    • Cancellations from date of booking to 60 days prior to arrival date forfeit 10% of the total deposit paid.
    • No-show or premature departures forfeit 100% of the total accommodation price.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 14:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0

WHY BOOK WITH US?

ONLY THE MOST CHIC

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CHIC TREATS

Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

PRICE MATCH PROMISE

If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

TRANSFER SERVICE

Please ask for details about our airport transfer service

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)