The exceptional Leeu Estates is nestled amidst 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous vegetation), in the scenic Franschhoek valley. This exclusive boutique hotel boasts 23 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites; all individually decorated and scattered amongst the beautiful surrounds of this working wine farm. At the centre of the estate is a lovingly restored 19th century Manor House, which offers six rooms. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees and vineyards.
Fans of the world-renowned La Colombe restaurant can venture to its sister restaurant, on the estate, run by the talented La Petite Colombe team. Visitors to the epicurean valley of Franschhoek can now look forward to experiencing the same level of service excellence and exquisite cuisine that put La Colombe on the map. Tasting menus focus on the finest local and seasonal produce, recommended with a rare and fine wine selection. Le chêne (The Oak); for truly mouth-watering, French-inspired dishes made from local produce. Both the name and concept of this dining experience acknowledge Franschhoek’s history. For more casual dining guests can also discover Protégé, at the Estate’s sister property, Le Quartier Français, or Épice, the latest venture from the team, which is an intimate fine dining restaurant, serving an array of delectably curated dishes. Must see and dos whilst staying at the property include a visit to Everard Read – Leeu Estates Gallery, the latest gallery on the estate, as well a day, morning, or afternoon spent at the Leeu Spa by Healing Earth.
What we love about Leeu Estates
- Discover the magnificent, landscaped estate, which offers a bokkie Garden (translated it means small buck garden but bokkie is also used as a term of endearment) and sculptures by leading South African artists.
- Grab a complimentary bicycle and explore the Franschhoek
- Head to the Wine Studio and enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines, an award-winning collection.