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Leeu House

Leeu House

Franschhoek, South Africa

At Leeu House, contemporary artwork, neutral shades and tasteful decor merge beautifully with the building’s Cape Dutch heritage. The manicured gardens and shaded terraces are particularly inviting. There is a pool for cooling off in the heat of the day and plenty of sunloungers for relaxing and enjoying views of the mountains of the Franschhoek valley.

Breakfast is served daily and guests can also take part in complimentary tastings of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines during their stay.

The property has air-conditioning throughout and the bedrooms have underfloor heating for the cooler evenings.


Leeu House offers a quiet, serene and luxurious retreat while at the same time remaining ideally placed for exploring Franschhoek.


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There are several room types: Classic, Deluxe, Studio, Executive Suites and Cottages. Cottages have private living areas and different combinations of bedrooms. The stylish interiors throughout are a contemporary take on Franschhoek’s traditional Cape Dutch heritage in relaxing neutral hues. All rooms either open on to their own private gardens, an intimate terrace courtyard or a private balcony. Each is equipped with modern amenities including high-speed Wi-Fi, international plug sockets, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine and electronic safe. All bathrooms are en suite with marble features, double sinks, rain showers and heated towel rails.


The hotel is located on the main road of Franschhoek within walking distance of many boutique shops, coffee shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars. It is an ideal base for wine lovers who want to enjoy a central yet tranquil hotel with the highest standards.

Food and drink

Dishes are created using fresh organic produce and are served in The Conservatory restaurant or alfresco on the terrace. The hotel offers a 24-hour room service as well as lunches and dinners for in-house guests only. The minibars are stocked once a day free of charge.


Children of all ages are welcome at Leeu House and can be accommodated on sleeper couches when sharing a room with their parents.


The hotel has an intimate feel to it which is ideal for honeymooners or those who are celebrating an anniversary. Staff seem to go out of their way to give honeymooners the best possible experience.

Facilities and activities

There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and guests can also use the spa next door at the sister property, Hotel Le Quartier Français.

Tour ideas in Franschhoek

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Leeu House as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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