Leeu House

Cape Winelands

Set in the heart of South Africa’s culinary capital, premier wine region and arguably the most breathtaking valley in the country is the epitome of a 5 star country guesthouse. Leeu House is a traditional Cape Dutch masterpiece complete with world-class cuisine, award-winning artwork and 12 deluxe rooms it’s everything you could want in the perfect country getaway.


Enter into another world

Sculptures of Gandhi and Mandela welcome you as you step of the street, the first indication of the grandeur and the consideration of the space that awaits you. Complete with gables, wooden floors and double volume ceilings you are immediately transported to another world from the moment you step inside. Exquisite furnishings, neutral hues and awe inspiring contemporary art ensure only the ultimate in refinement and sophistication. Resounding African hospitality and homeliness overwhelms you and promises a stay to remember.


Unbeatable Location

Set flush on the main street of Franschhoek, a step away from award-winning restaurants, art galleries, wineries, boutiques, chocolatiers and the historical Franschhoek monument – there really isn’t a better location in the valley.


Outstanding service

The staff at Leeu House exemplify true African generosity and warmth through and through. Their wholehearted commitment to excellence is inconceivable and their knowledge of the area and its hidden gems is profound. Proud of their home and heritage, they will no doubt go above and beyond to ensure that you have the best possible time in their little corner of the world.

Perfectly considered

The twelve rooms are spacious, abundant, stylish, finished with a neutral palette and every home comfort you could ever wish for. A classic Cape Dutch foundation combined with an Asian influence and scatterings of authentic, award winning, contemporary artworks. From the writing desk, to the under-floor heating, to personalised turn-down gifts, to a complimentary mini bar, to the heavenly bed you won’t want to leave your room!

Outside, the gardens are serene and secluded, exquisitely manicured, lush, green and vibrant. The heated pool and strategically placed sculptures by the likes of Dylan Lewis, ensure a peaceful escape, the perfect oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the main street.