Leeu House

Elegant Leeu House is an enchanting combination of casual country living and world-class luxury set in the charming, historic village of Franschhoek.

Family-friendly Leeu House sits in the heart of Franschhoek, a tiny village surrounded on three sides by dramatic mountains infused with an undeniably French ambience. Situated inside an historic Cape Dutch building, this gracious boutique hotel has just 12 sophisticated guestrooms, featuring premium bedlinens, natural sisal carpets and marble bathrooms.

Guests at Leeu House enjoy access to a heated lap pool on the property as well as the use of facilities at the nearby Leeu Estates including a gym and day spa. There is also complimentary bicycle hire – because cycling is the best way to take in the many art galleries, vineyards and gourmet food providers that dot the spectacular surrounding landscape.

One complimentary wine tasting is included at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines with every stay, while an array of local vintages can be sampled at all the acclaimed restaurants in and around Leeu House. Follow nature trails to discover secret places to picnic and to learn more about this serene valley named after the many elephants that once roamed the area.


How to get to Leeu House

Enchanting Franschhoek is just under one hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Activities at Leeu House

  • Wine tasting
  • Cycle tours
  • Spa treatments

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Leeu House Highlights

  • An elegant boutique guesthouse brimming with country charm
  • Located in an beautifully restored heritage building 
  • In the heart of sophisticated Franschhoek village
  • Wine tasting and access to all the facilities of nearby Leeu Estate
  • Sumptuous accommodation and access to some of South Africa’s finest restaurants


Leeu Estates

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Leeu House

Elegant Leeu House is an enchanting combination of casual country living and world-class luxury set in the charming, historic village of Franschhoek.



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