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Leeu House is a luxurious and exclusive boutique hotel in Franschhoek, and is ideal for travellers interested in Cape Town’s fine food and wine culture. Franschhoek is heralded as South Africa’s culinary capital, and is an excellent base from which to explore the famous Cape Winelands.

In addition to plush accommodation, this intimate hotel has a tranquil garden location, offering a convenient oasis on Franschhoek’s vibrant main street. Leeu House is just steps from world-class dining venues, galleries and sidewalk cafés, and its restaurant offers up contemporary and elegant cuisine showcasing the wonderful quality of Winelands produce. Spend festive evenings enjoying lovingly prepared meals, paired with top South African wines from the cellar, followed by long days exploring the sun-splashed vineyards and towering mountains of the Cape Winelands. You are also treated to delectable gourmet breakfasts and a complimentary wine tasting of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.


  • In the heart of Franschhoek
  • Excellent dining & close to top restaurants
  • Farm-style artisanal breakfasts
  • Complimentary wine tasting
  • Access to spa, library & gym


  • Biking
  • Nature drives
Offering classic contemporary luxury and clean, open spaces, Leeu House is the perfect place for couples or families looking to embrace Franschhoek and all it has to offer, with easy access to its sister property, Le Quartier Francais.
Stephanie Goemans

Stephanie Goemans

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Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms are extra spacious while grand suites have two walk-in dressing rooms, and a sofa bed that can accommodate two children.

Classic Room

Well-appointed and individually styled classic rooms are spacious and fitted with luxurious amenities. Enjoy lush wool, sisal and marble underfoot with soft neutral tones to soothe and relax. Generous en suite bathrooms are adorned with white grey marble and are fitted with either a Victorian-style bathtub, a large shower or both. Underfloor heating ensures you will stay comfortable, even during chilly winter months. Rooms with lovely sunny terraces are also available.


With its thatched roofs and ornate white façade, the exclusive Leeu House has archetypal Cape Dutch architecture and is surrounded by lovely manicured lawns. You also have access to all the facilities at Leeu Estates, including a luxurious spa, a beautiful library, and a gym - all located just a short drive away.


Leeu House upholds Franschhoek’s tradition of and reputation for having the best produce and finest cuisine in the country. Having worked at top restaurants in the United Kingdom, executive chef Oliver Cattermole creates innovative cuisine with only the best organic and ethically farmed produce from the surrounding farms.

Start the day with an artisanal buffet of fresh baked goods, berries and other fruit, honey-roasted nuts, double thick yoghurt, cheeses and more. If you would prefer something hot off the à la carte menu, try the duck’s egg Benedict, brioche pain perdu or locally smoked salmon with truffle scrambled eggs. Gourmet appetisers and snacks are available throughout the day and in the afternoon the delicious lunch menu is open, featuring contemporary cuisine inspired by dishes from around the world.  Sophisticated dinners are best paired with an award-winning vintage from the cellar, followed by a tantalising dessert.

General facilities

  • Concierge service
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Gym
  • Spa

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