This is the life

Leeu Estates

Franschoek, South Africa

Experiences – Spa & Wellness, Romantic Escapes, Vineyard Hotels

Getaway Experiences
> Truly indulging wine tasting experience at the Wine Studio. 
> Relishing culinary treats at Leeu Collection’s Signature Fine Dine restaurants 
> Holistic Spa treatment with traditional rituals.
> Guided historical tours offering a sneak peek into the rich history of Franschhoek and the Mandela Tour at Drakenstein Correctional Centre.
> Guided Garden & Art Tour
> Nature trails (river, mountain and vineyard)
> Complimentary use of bicycle
> Golfing at the Pearl Valley Golf Course and the Arabella Golf course. 
> Quad Biking and Horse riding along the Wine Valley.
> Fish for some trout along the mighty Wemmers River running through La Ferme. 
> Discover Wine making at Haute Cabrière which is one of the oldest Winer Cellars.
  • The only hotel recognised as a Premium 5 star property in the Cape Winelands.
  • A beautiful hotel in stunning surroundings & rolling vineyards
  • Top-notch accommodation with high tech facilities and amenities
  • Michelin quality food at the hotels restaurants 
  • Beautifully landscaped with sculptures by leading South African artists throughout the gardens
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
leeu estates overview

Leeu Estates, the flagship property of Leeu Collection, is a 17-room converted 19th century manor house, is a sophisticated vineyard retreat offering unique guest experiences. Located 168 acres of working vineyards between the mountainside and river, just minutes away from the village of Franschhoek, it is the ideal setting for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. Michelin quality cuisine and fine wines are served at the restaurants. 


Set in the surreal Franschhoek valley the flagship property of Leeu Collections is located at a distance of 1 ½ hours (68kms) drive from the Cape Town International Airport. 


The spacious rooms and suites at the Leeu Estates are individually styled and luxuriously appointed with their own terraces and fireplaces. They feature bespoke furniture, wool-and-sisal carpets, and textured layers of linen, leather, wood and stone in a calm colour palette. All the rooms have underfloor heating. The generous marble-clad en-suite bathrooms have rain showers and heated towel rails. There is careful attention to detail every step of the way. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in the spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees and vineyards.

  • Classic Rooms:

    These rooms are situated in The Manor House and Max House, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens to the farm dam, orchards, vineyards, dramatic mountain backdr~ops 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.

  • Deluxe rooms:

    These rooms are situated in The Manor House, Cellar Cottage and Vineyard Cottage, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to the Franschhoek mountains and village.

  • Studio rooms:

    These rooms, each with its own terrace and fireplace are situated in The Manor House and above Leeu Spa, with easy access to the spa facility, gym and pool; as well as Pomegranate and Terroir Cottages, each free standing. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains.

  • Executive Suites:

    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 backdr~ops.

  • Executive Suite with Terrace:

    Each spacious suite has its own separate lounge area. Situated in Cellar Cottage and The Manor House, they offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountains and vineyards.

  • Cellar cottage:

    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.

  • Vineyard Cottage:

    Vineyard Cottage offers easy access to Leeu Spa & Gym with its 15-metre swimming pool. The cottage, which affords views of the manicured vineyards, landscaped gardens and a mountain backdr~op, comprises two Deluxe Rooms and a shared lounge. A magnificent terrace overlooks the vineyards.

  • Max House:

    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.

Services & Amenities

> Spacious luxury rooms with modern amenities. 
> 24hrs Room Service with complimentary access to WiFi.
> Elegant restaurants with fireplace serving international cuisine.
> Informal dining restaurant serving food cooked on wood burning stove.      
> Outdoor and Indoor Pool along with a Fitness Centre.
> World Class Spa Service.
> Private airport Shuttle and transfers.
> Cinema seating that can accommodate upto 60 guests.
> U shaped seating room to accommodate 20 guests for formal occasions like Business meetings, Seminars, Press briefings, etc.
> An art gallery and a library 
> Complimentary transfer to the village of Franschhoek

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: USD 575 per night

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges