Spa & Leisure
The surrounding vineyards create the perfect setting in which to unwind and relax, and the Leeu Spa enhances that vibe perfectly. There’s a gym, framed by views of the majestic mountains, and the spa offers facilities including a 15-metre infinity swimming pool, a hydrotherapy area with his and hers changing and steam rooms, a hair and nail salon and a plunge pool overlooking a tranquil lily pond.
There are also three treatment rooms in this artfully modern facility, including a couples’ suite. Here they offer authentic massages and holistic treatments using centuries-old Asian traditions and wild-harvested organic ingredients from remote, untainted regions in the ila product range.
Hotel & Accommodation
An exclusive five-star boutique hotel in the South African wine lands, Leeu Estates has just 17 luxurious rooms and suites surrounded by 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous vegetation) in the Franschhoek valley. A working wine farm, at the centre of it is a meticulously refurbished 19th century Manor House where six rooms and suites are located, while the others are in spacious cottages among the gardens and oak trees.
Dining at the estate comes in a number of guises. The Dining Room in the manor house itself serves long, leisurely meals with fine South African vintages and views of the Dassenberg mountain. Meanwhile, on the wider estate (close by but not within the hotel itself) is The Conservatory in the vibrant epicentre of Franschhoek village, which is light and airy for relaxed meals inside or on the terrace; The Bar at LQF, which is a trendy, sociable space with a wood-burning fireplace; Marigold, the first classic Indian cuisine restaurant in Franschhoek village; and Tuk Tuk - a little gem of a brewery on the bustling main street of the village.