Leeu Estates (Franschhoek)

Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates is an exclusive five-star boutique hotel with tastefully designed rooms, suites, and cottages; on 100 hectares (247 acres) of vineyards, landscaped gardens, and fynbos (indigenous flora) in the Franschhoek valley. It is the ideal environment for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway; offering exceptional luxury, fine food, and platinum service; located between the mountainside and river, just minutes from the village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.

The beautifully refurbished 19th-century Manor House; with its six rooms and suites is at the heart of this flourishing wine estate. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House; while the rest of the rooms and suites are in spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees, and vineyards.

An expression of love, the Bokkie Garden is very close to owner Analjit Singh’s heart. The Afrikaans word ‘bokkie’ means small buck; it is also a term of endearment used by South Africans; comparable to ‘beloved’ or ‘sweetheart’. Pivotal to the Franchesca Watson-designed garden with its herd of small buck is ‘Reflective Resonance’ by acclaimed sculptor Angus Taylor. It is a powerful piece in bronze and Belfast granite that has become a Franschhoek landmark.

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Leeu Estates Accommodation

The luxuriously appointed spacious rooms and suites feature bespoke furniture, wool-and-sisal carpets, and textured layers of linen, horsehair, leather, wood, and stone in a calm color palette. The generous marble-clad en-suite bathrooms have double vanities, rain showers, heated towel rails, and underfloor heating as standard. Careful attention to detail is prevalent throughout the property.

Room Types

Classic Room (x 5)

At an average size of 42m² / 452ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House, Max, and Protea House; offering guests various views, from the manicured gardens to the farm dam, the orchards, vineyards, dramatic mountain backdrops; and the village of Franschhoek. The rooms feature king-size beds (one can be converted into twin beds); a writing desk area, a sitting area, and generous wardrobe space.

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Classic Room

Deluxe Room (x 3)

At an average size of 55m² / 592ft², these rooms are situated in The Manor House and Cellar Cottage; and offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to the Franschhoek mountains and village.

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Deluxe Room

Studio Room (x 4)

These rooms, each with their own terrace and fireplace, are on average 63m² / 678ft² and are situated in The Manor House; above Leeu Spa by Healing Earth, with easy access to the spa facility, the gym and pool, and Terroir Cottage; which is free-standing. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards, and mountains.

Manor House Studio Room

Executive Suite (x 2)

At an average size of 94m² / 1 011ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area and fireplace. Situated in The Manor House and Max House, they offer various views; from the manicured gardens and vineyards to mountain backdrops.

Manor House Executive Suite

Executive Suite with Terrace (x 3)

At an average size of 115m² / 1 238ft², each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area (one with a hot tub, available on request). Situated in Protea House, Cellar Cottage, and The Manor House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountains and vineyards.

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Executive Suite with terrace with private hot tub

Fynbosch Cottage (1 x unit / villa)

True to the ethos of Leeu Collection, the Fynbosch Cottage highlights the attention to detail, landscaping, luxury fittings, fabrics, and finishes; perfectly combined with exceptional views and private outdoor spaces; in order to ensure a breath-taking home away from home experience. Surrounded by acres of vineyards and nestled against the slopes of the Dassenberg Mountain, the Fynbosch Cottage is a perfect Winelands getaway; including a landscaped private garden, sparkling private plunge pool, outdoor hot tub, and timber pergola veranda from which to soak up the dramatic views of this internationally renowned Cape Winelands valley. At a size of 118m² / 1 275ft², perfectly positioned on Leeu Estates (with private parking at the entrance to your cottage). To top it all a dedicated butler for the duration of your stay on our secure estate, the Fynbosch Cottage is truly an epicurean destination. Can accommodate children on a sleeper couch on request.

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Fynbosch Cottage

Max House (1 x unit / villa)

A size of 213m² / 2 297ft² and surrounded by vineyards, Max House is housed in an original gabled building that reflects its Cape Dutch heritage. It has a courtyard with a private garden and comprises an Executive Suite, two Classic Rooms, a living room with a fireplace, and a dining room. A pantry and a kitchen are available for the use of a private chef, which can be arranged.

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Max House Facade

Vineyard Cottage (1 x unit / villa)

A size of 85m² / 914ft², Vineyard Cottage with its own magnificent terrace and private plunge pool overlooking the manicured vineyards, offers easy access to Leeu Spa by Healing Earth & Gym. The cottage, which affords views of landscaped gardens and a mountain backdrop, comprises two bedrooms and a shared lounge with a fireplace; sleeping 4 x adults.

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Vineyard Cottage pool

Cellar Cottage (1 x unit / villa)

A size of 186m² / 2 001ft² and housed in the original cellar, this heritage building enjoys views of the manicured gardens and vineyards. It comprises an Executive Suite with Terrace and a Deluxe Room, two terraces leading off the living room which has a fireplace, a pantry, and access to a private garden with a lawn. Children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge.

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Cellar Cottage

The Oaks (1 x unit / villa)

The latest addition to Leeu Estates; The Oaks, offers privacy, luxurious interiors, and unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Valley and is the perfect family getaway. Drive through the secure estate to a private parking bay at the entrance to the cottage, surrounded by vineyards, bottle brush, and local flora. At a size of 98m² / 1 020ft², The Oaks comprises two rooms each with a shower only, a comfortable lounge area, a hot tub, and a large terrace garden to soak up the astounding views. This private cottage is suitable for four adults traveling together.

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The Oaks

Child Policy at Leeu Estates

Children are welcome and a cot can be made available in any room; while 7 years and younger can be accommodated at no extra cost on a sofa bed in selected rooms; a maximum of two children are permitted per room.
Kids aged 8 – 12 sharing a room with two adults will be charged a minimal fee per night at Leeu Estates. A maximum of one child per room allowed, accommodated on a sofa bed.
Teenagers aged 13 and older, are considered adults and will require their own room. The appropriate cottage or room configuration will be suggested.
The normal room rate applies when one child shares with one adult.

Leeu Spa & Gym

Set among the vineyards, Leeu Spa by Healing Earth is an immersive wellness sanctuary; that offers holistic treatments and experiences by expert therapists. The tailor-made offerings are inspired by Africa’s rich natural resources; with a unique focus on the myriad therapeutic benefits of South Africa’s unique Pinotage grape. Pure and premium natural products from the leading holistic wellness brand Healing Earth are used in memorable treatments. A range of treatments for children (aged six to 12) is also on offer.

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Leeu Estates Spa

The spacious gym with its premium TechnoGym fitness equipment offers framed views of the majestic mountains. The gym; which caters exclusively to resident Leeu Collection guests, is open seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm.

Dining and Wining at Leeu Estates

La Petite Colombe

La Petite Colombe is the sister restaurant at Leeu Estate to La Colombe; the award-winning and world-renowned restaurant based in Constantia. Visitors to the epicurean valley of Franschhoek; can now also 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.

In 2021 La Petite Colombe was runner-up for Trip Advisor’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Africa.

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Le Petite Colombe – fine dining in Franschhoek

Le chêne

Located in The Manor House at Leeu Estates with an exceptional valley, vineyard, and mountain views; multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst; well-known as the Chef Patron of Le coin Français; oversees a talented culinary team at Le chêne (The Oak). The restaurant serves French-inspired dishes made from local produce; with both the name and concept of this unique dining experience acknowledging Franschhoek’s history; as French Huguenots settled in the valley in the 17th century; hence its name of Franschhoek which derives from the Dutch for “French corner”.

Wine Tasting

All curated tastings at each respective venue are presented by dedicated hosts that will guide guests in the finer nuances of these premium handcrafted wines and share their knowledge of new vintage releases or special cuvees. There are three tutored tasting options available to choose from at The Wine Studio on Leeu Estates: The Mullineux Signature tasting (one complimentary tasting per Leeu Estates guest per stay), the Mullineux Single Terroir tasting, and the Leeu Passant tasting. To avoid disappointment, booking is advised.

The Great Heart Wine Boutique, home of Great Heart Wines which is a staff empowerment project of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, currently offers one complimentary tasting at the boutique per Le Quartier Français and Leeu House guest per stay. For all other guests, these amazing wines are available at Protégé restaurant as part of a set-tasting on their menu.

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Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines – The Wine Studio

Leeu Estates Accommodation Rates

Please use the below as a guide only.

Leeu Estates Rooms and Suites Rates

Room TypeMay until August 20221st September until 19th December 2022
1st March until 30th April 2023
20th December 2022 until 28th February 2023
ClassicR12 000R14 000R15 500
DeluxeR14 000R16 500R17 500
Studio
(includes Terroir Cottage)
R15 900R18 500R24 000
Executive SuiteR21 000R27 000R29 500
Executive Suite with TerraceR25 000R32 000R35 500
Room TypeMay until August 20231st September until 19th December 2023
1st March until 30th April 2024
20th December 2023 until 28th February 2024
ClassicR13 000R15 400R18 500
DeluxeR15 000R18 000R21 000
Studio
(includes Terroir Cottage)
R17 500R20 300R26 400
Executive SuiteR23 000R29 700R34 000
Executive Suite with TerraceR27 500R35 200R39 000

Leeu Estates Cottage (Villa) Rates

Room TypeMay until August 20221st September until 19th December 2022
1st March until 30th April 2023
20th December 2022 until 28th February 2023
The Oaks
(2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)
R31 800R37 000R45 000
Vineyard Cottage
(2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)
R39 000R48 500R53 000
Cellar Cottage
(2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)
R39 000R48 500R53 000
Max House
(3 bedrooms, max 6 people sharing)
R45 000R55 000R60 500
Protea House
(3 bedrooms, max 6 people sharing)
R51 000R62 500R68 500
Fynbosch Cottage
(1 bedroom, private pool and hot tub)
R36 000R45 000R49 000
Room TypeMay until August 20231st September until 19th December 2023
1st March until 30th April 2024
20th December 2023 until 28th February 2024
The Oaks
(2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)
R35 000R40 700R49 500
Vineyard Cottage
(2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)
R42 500R53 200R60 000
Cellar Cottage
(2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)
R42 500R53 200R60 000
Max House
(3 bedrooms, max 6 people sharing)
R49 000R60 500R71 000
Protea House
(3 bedrooms, max 6 people sharing)
R55 500R68 600R78 500
Fynbosch Cottage
(1 bedroom, private pool and hot tub)
R39 500R49 500R57 000

A minimum of a 2-night stay is required from 20th December 2022 until 10th January 2023 and 20th December 2023 until 10th January 2024

Rates include:

Breakfast (from 7 am –11 am)
Limited mini-bar and Nespresso machine in the room
Unlimited Internet access
All national phone calls
One complimentary wine tasting of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines at Leeu Estates per guest per stay
Complimentary scheduled shuttle service between Leeu Collection properties
15% VAT
Access to Leeu Spa at Leeu Estates (treatments are subject to availability and for guests’ own account).
Access to the gym at Leeu Estates. Children 12 and under are not allowed. Teenagers 13 – 17 must be accompanied by a parent or an adult (18 and over).
Nature trails (river, mountain, and vineyard) at Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates Accommodation Special Offers

Two Night Treat

Book 2 consecutive nights and receive an additional 15% off your accommodation rate – Valid 1st May 2022 until 30th April 2023

Three Night Indulge

Book 3 consecutive nights or more and receive an additional 20% off your accommodation rate – Valid 1st May 2022 until 30th April 2023

Book 3 consecutive nights or more and receive an additional 15% off your accommodation rate – Valid 1st May 2023 until 30th April 2024

All offers exclude 20th December – 28th February

The Art of Living

Book a minimum of two nights at Leeu Estates (Studio Room or higher) or Le Quartier Français (Pool Suite or Four Quarters Suite) followed by a minimum of three nights at Ellerman House (Deluxe Room or higher) and receive complimentary return airport transfers as well as transfers between the two properties.

Valid until 31st December 2022 and from 1st January 2022 – 31st December 2022

Leeu Estates (Franschhoek)
Leeu Estates
Dassenberg Road
Franschhoek South Africa

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