Leeu Estates

Situated upon 100 hectares of land, made up of vineyards and manicured gardens, Leeu Estates boasts being the only 5-star hotel in the Franschhoek area. With spectacular mountain and river views, Leeu Estates also enjoys proximity to the Franschhoek town for those wanting to explore the local attractions as well as the world class wineries. An elegant and sophisticated boutique hotel, the 17 luxurious rooms and suites of the Leeu Estates offer superb comfort and delicate décor complimenting their surroundings. You’ll be well cared for here with excellent gastronomy of locally sourced ingredients and homemade treats at La chêne, a decadent wine selection, a range of exciting activities and a room with a view, you’ll be wanting to stay forever.

Why we love Leeu Estates!

We are planning a visit in 2020

Fast Facts


Franschhoek, South Africa



Great for


Children welcome



All year

Ideal length of stay

2 nights





(Rates 'from' pppn)

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Lodge Key Features

Location and climate

The location of the hotel is enough to sell it, exquisite views of mountains, rivers and rolling hills of the vineyards. The mild Mediterranean climate of this region make the numerous outdoor activities a pleasure, warm days and cool evenings make it a great spot to escape the gloomy weather at home. The little town of Franschhoek is just a 3 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the hotel so if you’re staying for a few days and want to explore a little further afield, go and check out what’s happening here.

Spa and Activities

With the gorgeous views you could quite happily take a dip in the pool or sit on your veranda wiling away the time with a good book and a glass of the local wine, taking in the fresh air. If you’re feeling a little active, hit their gym, or stroll into the town of Franschhoek where there’s lots to do, take a winery tour, do some shopping, go on a walking, horse-riding or bicycle trail or test out some of the local restaurants. Otherwise hit the Leeu Estates spa that is set among the vineyards for some down time, they have various wellness therapies and other beauty treatments on offer to tantalise the senses and soothe the soul.


The Leeu Estates Wine Studio offers the ultimate wine tasting experience with a cosy and elegant tasting room and an array of superb wines. You will be taken on a journey from seed to bottle of this award-winning collection which has so far received 25 five-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide. The whole wine making process is explained as you sample the different wines with emphasis on what makes the Leeu Estates wine so unique. Enjoy your complimentary wine-tasting or pay a little extra and have a more extensive experience.

Client Reviews

  • Heaven on Earth

    Our time at Leeu Estate was nothing short of exquisite. It took our breath away! The location/view, gardens, sculptures & art particularly made for a very, very special home for 3 nights. Everyone who worked at Leeu Estate was attentive & kind. The breakfasts were stunning. Leaving was incredibly hard and we can’t wait to return. I’ll have to insist we stay longer that time 🙂

    Suzi N
  • Fabulous two nights stay

    We spent two nights at Leeu Estates. The hotel and grounds are spectacular with breathtaking views of Franschhoek. The website does not do the place justice. Most memorable are the staff. Everyone is accommodating and friendly – no request is too much. All of the food we had from the restaurant was excellent and there is a wonderful spa in which to relax and swim, set amongst the vineyards. This is the perfect place to relax and switch off. Faultless.

    Charlotte R
  • Superb in all aspects

    From the moment we arrived to the moment we left , the entire experience was wonderful and memorable. The staff took the time to remember your name and even your morning coffee preferences. A trip of a lifetime, although I think we will be back in this lifetime.


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