Leeu House in Franschhoek




₤ 141 (Pps)


South Africa’s scenic Cape winelands, which have earned a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting wine and food destinations, is home to an exclusive new five-star destination – Leeu House, the second property in the Leeu Collection. Leeu House lies in the heart of the historic French Huguenot valley of Franschhoek.

Leeu House’s appeal lies in the fact that although it feels like a country guesthouse it is situated on the main road of vibrant Franschhoek, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, as well as many other attractions. The village is also a mere hour’s drive from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

The stylish interiors are a contemporary take on the traditional Cape Dutch heritage quintessential to Franschhoek. The seamlessly integrated finishes are neutral, calm and multi-textured, with sisal on the floors, oak and bronze on the furniture, and linen curtains. The 13 individually styled rooms feature beds with goose-down duvets and fine linens, air conditioning, flat-screen smart televisions, unlimited WI-FI access, Nespresso machines and private bars. The attractive en-suite bathrooms have marble floors, showers and vanity tops, freestanding baths, generous showers, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Three of the suites open onto their own private gardens, while others boast small intimate terrace courtyards.

The lounge is the perfect place for guests to sink into a comfortable couch and unwind in front of the open wood-burning fireplace with a cup of tea and a magazine or enjoy  the number of contemporary artworks that are on show at Leeu House. On offer are Leeu Collection wines and spirits from the complimentary bar, and delicious light snacks are served throughout the day. Guests can dine inside in The Conservatory or al fresco on the terrace. Innovative cuisine is prepared by the talented culinary team headed by executive chef Oliver Cattermole. Committed to sourcing organic and ethically farmed ingredients, his globally influenced menu features the freshest local produce. All-day breakfast is served in The Conservatory. Leeu House’s resident manager will ensure attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere.

The gardens at this luxurious oasis in the centre of Franschhoek have been carefully laid out to create a sense of serenity and seclusion. Oak trees provide shade and azaleas, camellias and fragrant jasmine offer visual appeal, framed by manicured lawns and a striking pattern of evergreen hedges. Strategically placed artworks add further stimulation. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s 15-meter heated swimming pool. A shaded terrace makes this the perfect place to chill out on a summer day.

All Leeu House guests have full access to the world-class facilities and spectacular grounds at sister property Leeu Estates, situated a short distance from the Franschhoek village center. Here they can indulge in luxurious pampering treatments at the on-site spa, enjoy the inspired cuisine, or make use of the gym facilities and heated infinity swimming pool. Leeu Estates also features an extensive network of walking, jogging and cycling trails, and a world-class wine cellar and tasting facility.

Leeu House in Franschhoek on the map


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Classic Room

An average size of 32m²/344ft², two of these four comfortable and spacious rooms have full bathrooms; the other two have large walk-in showers.


Deluxe Room

An average size of 43m²/462ft², one of these two spacious rooms is situated on the ground floor looking onto the manicured gardens, the other on the first floor with lovely mountain views.


Classic with Terrace

At an average size of 53m²/570ft², these rooms have their own private terraces, one of which has easy access to the pool. They also boast en-suite bathrooms with modern finishes and fittings.


Deluxe with Terrace

An average size of 65m²/699ft², one of these two rooms with terraces offers a double walk-in dressing room and offers easy access to the lounge and conservatory facilities, the other has a patio with outside seating.


Leeu House Suite

An average size of 59m²/635.07ft², the private suite located separately from the main building has a lounge area with fireplace, and a walk-in closet with sit-down vanity desk. The secluded outside seating area offers views of the tropical paradise-inspired Leeu House pool, and the mountains. Here too is the perfect place to consider sculptor Dylan Lewis’s Leopard On A Rock.


Wonderful staff and fabulous design

"Perfection! Location, facilities and the most friendly and helpful staff. Gorgeous pool and fabulous rooms "

Special offers

Long Stay Special

Book 3 nights at any Leeu Collection hotel and enjoy a 15% discount

Book a 3 night stay - 15% off accommodation.

VALID FROM 01/05/2023
VALID UNTIL 30/04/2025


Bed & Breakfast

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area