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Leeu House

Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

The second property in the esteemed Leeu Collection, Leeu House boasts the ambiance of a country guest house with the ease and accessibility of a village setting in the heart of vibrant Franschhoek.

Award-winning restaurants, boutiques and art galleries are a short stroll away, and Cape Town is just an hour’s drive by car. The house is adorned in the traditional Cape Dutch style so emblematic of the region, with serene interiors, sisal and oak appointments and contemporary artwork. With just 12 individually styled guestrooms, a welcoming lounge area, innovative cuisine and strategically planted gardens for the utmost in serenity and privacy, Leeu House becomes the perfect secluded escape on a summer’s day.


With just 12 custom-designed and decorated guestrooms, Leeu House is an intimate retreat for like-minded travelers. Each room features goose-down duvets, fine linens, air conditioning, flat-screen smart televisions, WiFi access, Nespresso machines and mini bar. The marble-floored bathrooms are a private sanctuary, with freestanding bathtubs, generously sized showers, underfloor heating. Three suites open into their own private gardens; some offer cozy terrace courtyards.


When not exploring Franschhoek Village set at your doorstep, guests may slip away to the comfortable couches and wood-burning fireplace of the lounge – stocked with Leeu Collection wines and delicious light snacks all day long – or dine in the relaxed Conservatory. A fifteen-meter pool is a lovely diversion, as is a stroll through the manicured gardens and lawns. By way of complimentary shuttle, guests also have full access to the cuisine, winery, spa and swimming pool of the nearby Leeu Estates, a working wine farm.


Daily diversions at Leeu House most often involve explorations of Franschhoek Village, with its array of dining, shopping and art-browsing opportunities. Cape Town, and all of its wonders, if just an hour’s drive away. Guests are invited to partake in the activities at Leeu Estates, including spa treatments; walking, jogging and cycling trails; swimming in the heated infinity pool; gourmet dining; and visits to the wine cellar and sleek wine-tasting facility.


Leeu House only caters for resident guests, serving breakfast from 7 am to 11 am. All-day dining menus are available from 12 pm and feature light meals with a focus on local produce, served in The Conservatory or al fresco on the terrace, seating up to 24 people. Leeu Collection wines and spirits are always available to accompany the fine cuisine. Guests may also visit the nearby Leeu Estates to sample creative small plates that use South Africa’s bounty of fresh produce and finest organic ingredients.


Leeu House is located in Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa. The hotel is most easily accessed via Cape Town International Airport, a 55-minute drive away. Cape Town is 60 minutes away by car and Leeu Estates is a 5-minute drive.