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.

Location

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

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Leeu Estates

Le Quartier Francais

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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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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa? 
Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape. 

 When is the best time to view animals in South Africa?
Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing. 

What is the culture of South Africa? 
There are many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. As a result, there are many unique culinary dishes as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture is also a highlight of South Africa’s cape. 

What is the climate in South Africa? 
The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C). 

What can I combine South Africa with?
South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.  

How to get to South Africa?
Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area. 

US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.  

UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines.  

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