• Rooms
    There are just 12 bedrooms at Leeu House, ensuring an intimate and relaxed stay. The contemporary décor is inspired by the area’s Cape Dutch heritage, with a soft palette of neutral tones and elegant linen drapes. Rooms are a showcase for a number of artworks from important artists from across the world, each one personally selected by the owner. If you’re after a view, we recommend the rooms on the top floor, which have gorgeous views of the mountains behind.
    Classic Room

    Classic Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    35 m2

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    Deluxe Room

    Deluxe Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    43 m2

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    Classic with Terrace

    Classic with Terrace

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

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    Deluxe with Terrace

    Deluxe with Terrace

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    65 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
    • Peaceful landscaped gardens

    • Charming Cape Dutch architecture

    • Trendy Franschhoek village is on your doorstep

    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

    A 12-room guest house just off the main street in postcard-perfect Franschhoek Village, Leeu House provides a comfortable base from which to explore the Franschhoek Valley and South Africa’s Winelands. Leeu House is part of the Leeu Collection, created out of founder Analjit Singh’s love for this picturesque area, and reflects Singh’s ethos in its celebration of the surrounding landscape.

    From the white stucco and gables, to the peaceful landscaped gardens and cosy drawing room complete with wood-burning fireplace, Leeu House evokes the serenity of a traditional Cape Dutch country house, while its location is perfectly placed to experience the bars and restaurants of Franschhoek, and the natural beauty of the surrounding valley.

    Activities
    Guests can cool off in the summer months in the 15-metre swimming pool, watched over by the playful leopard sculptured by South African sculptor Dylan Lewis, while a shaded terrace provides a place to lounge. The landscaped gardens offer an oasis of calm, and there is croquet on the front lawn to enjoy.  A roaring fire in the comfortable lounge area provides a great place to relax in the colder evenings.

    Leeu House is located in the centre of Franschhoek, a picturesque village with a distinctive Gallic air thanks to an ancestry stretching back to late 17th-century French Huguenots. Franschhoek has plenty of bars, popular with well-heeled Capetonians and visiting Europeans. The Franschhoek Valley is known for its wine, and with over 50 wineries producing in the area, no visit would be complete without at least one day spent visiting the vineyards.
    Dining

    The Conservatory is a charming restaurant catering exclusively to the guests at Leeu House. The bright and airy interior is complemented by a selection of light daytime meals, with a real focus on locally sourced products. Guests at Leeu House can also enjoy luxuriously long meals at The Dining Room, at sister property Leeu Estates.

    Franschhoek has a number of high-quality restaurants and bars, including several belonging to the Leeu Collection. Marigold serves authentic Indian cuisine, and Tuk Tuk is an exciting microbrewery created in collaboration with Cape Brewing Company.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • child friendly

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • swimming pool

    • WiFi/Internet

  • Location
    Address

    12 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa

    How to get there?

    From Cape Town CBD

    Take the N1 highway to Paarl

    Take exit 47 (Klapmuts)

    Turn right onto the R44 and pass under the N1 highway

    Cross over the traffic lights

    Take the next left turning marked R45 (Franschhoek)

    Travel to the T‐junction turn right and drive towards Franschhoek for approximately 20 km

    Cross the bridge over the Berg River

    Continue driving until you enter the village

    Proceed up the main road until you get to the last block before the Huguenot Monument

    Leeu House is No 12 on the right-hand side

    There is a guest check-in bay outside Leeu House

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

    Nearest airport

    Cape Town International Airport - 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Full prepayment required 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: no

    Late check-out: no

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0

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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)