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Leeu House Hotel

South Africa, Franschhoek

  • Sequestered in the peaceful Leeu Wine Estate, while offering easy access to Franschhoek’s lively streets
  • Dedicated to excellent wine and dining, choose from a range of restaurants, as well as bars and a micro brewery
  • Explore the town of Franschhoek or spend your days relaxing by the swimming pool, in the spa or tastefully decorated bedrooms
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the lush countryside from elegantly decorated rooms with everything you need for a relaxing stay


A small boutique perfect for families and couples this modern hotel is dedicated to excellence in dining. With its own vineyards, Leeu Estates offer excellent varieties of wines, as well as plenty of opportunities to explore the spectacular surrounding landscapes on foot or by bicycle.

Relax in the spa or keep fit in the gym, enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails and fine wines in the bar as the sun goes down. There is also a swimming pool onsite surrounded by loungers and beautiful manicured gardens. Children are welcome and can choose from their own dedicated menu in the hotel’s restaurant.


Bars & Restaurants

The Conservatory

A breakfast buffet, all day dining menu and children’s menu offers fantastic dishes for everyone in a bright and modern setting.

The Dining Room


Located in the Manor House at Leeu House Hotel enjoy cosy furnishings with views over the valley, as well as a seasonal afternoon tea served with fine South African wines. 



The Garden Room

A large open space with al fresco dining and large glass windows offering beautiful views as you enjoy all day dining. Breakfast is served until 11am, followed by all day dining with sharing platters and a delicious seasonal menu from midday. 

The Wine Studio

Offering a wide range of tastings hosted by expert sommeliers, the Wine Studio on the Leeu Estate allows you to indulge and experience the best of the winelands. 

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

A truly immersive brewery, indulge in world class beers as you take in the industrial style interiors or the bustling Franschhoek street from the terrace. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Relax by the serene 15 metre swimming pool and soak up the warm African sun and views of the beautiful hotel gardens. 

Spa & Wellness


Located in Leuu Estates, among the tranquil vineyards, enjoy holistic treatments and massages, a hair and nail salon, steam rooms and an infinity pool at the Leeu Spa. 


Fully equipped with cardio and weight machines, Leeu House Hotel’s state of the art gym has up to date facilities to help you keep active on holiday. 

Activities & Entertainment

Nature Trails

Leeu Estates is full of lush green fields, manicured vineyards and views of the mountains and rivers, ideal for exploring. 


Complimentary bicycles are available (subject to availability) for the whole family at Leeu House Hotel to explore the beautiful surroundings and stunning vineyards.

About the location

One of the world’s most famous areas for wine production, spend your days exploring the pretty streets of Franschhoek and sampling some of South Africa’s best wines. Shop in the boutiques or visit a spa, or book the wine tram and find your favourite winery. Foodies will love the many gourmet restaurants dotted throughout the town, with well known expert chefs designing menus and expertly pairing wines with the freshest local ingredients.

In the evening there are plenty of bars to explore, as well as wineries which stay open late. Alternatively, get active and explore the beautiful valley or stunning surrounding mountains. 

Transfer time

Cape Town International is the nearest airport and is just over an hour’s drive from Leeu House Hotel.

Classic Room

Sleeps up to two adults

Modern and elegant furnishings with luxury finishing touches, including excellent linens and comfortable beds, make for a relaxing stay.


Deluxe Room

Sleeps up to two adults

Large windows offer beautiful views over the gardens, with bright and modern interiors offering all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Separate baths and showers, dual mirrors and sinks and marble floors add elegant touches to your en suite. 


Classic Room with Terrace

Sleeps up to two adults

Individually designed with modern, elegant finishing touches, enjoy a bright and pretty terrace area leading out of large French windows. Views of the mountain and easy access to the hotel’s swimming pool make this an excellent choice for a relaxing stay. 


Deluxe Room with Terrace

Sleeps up to two adults

Enjoy fine wines from the estate on your bright private terrace, with modern interiors, plush comfortable furniture and a luxurious en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, his and hers sinks and more. 


Sovereign Experiences

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The Best of South Africa Self Drive

Enjoy the freedom of a self-driving holiday coupled with Sovereign’s expertise as you explore South Africa’s famed Garden Route

Begin with a stay in a private game reserve before enjoying a classic self-driving tour of South Africa’s iconic Garden Route, as well as the beautiful Cape Town and some of the world’s most famous vineyards. Experience some of the most incredible views in Africa as you explore this stunning area of the world.

View the South Africa Self Drive itinerary


South Africa Rovos Journey

Step back in time for a luxury rail journey through the ever-changing landscapes of South Africa

Experience the best of the wonderful landscapes of South Africa and step back in time for a luxury rail journey. This is the perfect holiday for first time visitors to South Africa, as well as those wanting to experience something different.

View the South Africa Rovos Journey itinerary

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Great location
Gingertraveller1962, Elland, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Nov 14 2018
We recently Stayed at Leeu House during our trip to South Africa. Its situated right in the centre of Franschhoek with great surrounding. The staff are very welcoming and helpful we would recommend...
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This has to be the nicest place to stay in the center of Franschhoek
Peggy B, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tripadvisor review Nov 09 2018
Our room was in the main building. It was large and comfortable and the black and white tiled bathroom was extraordinary. Breakfast is served in a small conservatory... cooked meals take a while...
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