Leeu House is a charming, five-star Cape Dutch country house that invites guests to indulge in the famous luxuries and gastronomic delights of the Franschhoek wine region.
Accommodations at the house consist of twelve individually-styled guestrooms. Each room is well-appointed with inviting beds dressed in the finest linens and goose-down duvets and high-quality furnishings. The en-suite bathrooms define luxury with their marble floors with either a free-standing bathtub or large shower as well as under-floor heating and heated towel racks. The classic room and deluxe rooms are comfortable and spacious. The classic and deluxe rooms with terrace also include a double sofa bed for up to two children. Other amenities include flat-screen smart televisions, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine, and a mini-bar
Known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek is a small town with impressive culinary offerings. Delicious food options range from classic French cuisine to contemporary South African restaurants, English pub food, bistro fare, and wood-fired pizzas, alongside some of the finest wine on the continent. Boutique wineries cater to guests desiring private tastings or simply an introduction to the finer points of wine-tasting. In fact, Claude Marais, an ancestor of the founder of Piper and Heath, Chris Liebenberg began his wine farm Plaisir de Merle in the region in 1693. It has continued as an award-winning wine producer in the hands of the Marais family to this day. Each of the hotel’s guests receives a complimentary wine tasting at the Wine Studio at Leeu Estates.