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Tucked away on a hillside overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, Leeu Estates offers contemporary, exclusive accommodation within one of South Africa’s most popular wine regions.
Guest accommodation is scattered over the large estate, between vineyards, sculpture gardens and even a field of Bokkie (Little Buck), with rooms and suites situated in a collection of cottages and houses. Cottages and houses can be taken exclusively for larger families and groups of friends, or by the room for couples travelling.
The options range from quaint Pomegranate Cottage, a lovely one bedroom bolthole, to the three bedroom Max House, and six bedrooms within the Manor House, which is also home to the hotel restaurant - very convenient for those that over-indulge! For spa lovers, the two studios located above the spa put guests within a stone's throw of the massage table, as well as having wonderful valley views.
All guestrooms and suites are decorated in neutral shades, have marble en suite bathrooms, minibars (the contents of which are complimentary), and are fitted with the latest tech; TV's, wifi access and handy USB wall sockets, as well as ipads available upon request. Upgrading your room means more space, with some Studios and Suites offering private terraces - the perfect spot to indulge in a glass of vino from the on-site vineyard as the sun dips.
The Dining Room is open to serve guests breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a complimentary shuttle service is available to ferry guests into Franschhoek town, where they can sample the many epicurean delights.
Other facilities at Leeu Estates include a luxurious spa (which is also available to guests of sister hotels Le Quartier Francais and Leeu House, so be sure to book treatments in advance!), 15m heated outdoor swimming pool, steam room, and yoga and personal training facilities. The Reading Room, also located in the Manor House, is an elegant library with views over the valley, an extensive book collection, board games and a menu of cocktails or other refreshments.
The Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines vineyard is conveniently located within the Leeu Estate, and guests are able to enjoy a complimentary tasting during their stay.
Charlotte C, Original Traveller