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Cape Winelands holiday packages to Franschhoek - one of the most scenic areas and the gourmet capital of South Africa.

The breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek Valley is renowned as one of the world’s great food and wine destinations. Settled by the French Huguenots in 1688, it has retained its Gallic charm and character. At the heart of the valley is the romantic village of Franschhoek, with its award-winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions. Within easy driving distance from Franschhoek, one can enjoy the pristine beaches of the Cape, play a round of golf or experience some of the best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.
We have a variety of packages available at the Leeu Collection Group of luxury hotels which include:
Leeu Estates, Leeu House and Le Quartier Francais.
All packages are valid until 30th April 2021.
Stay/Pay Offers:
Stay 2 nights and get 15% discount or Stay 3 nights and get 20% discount until 30 April 2021.
Block out dates 20 December – 28 / 29 February inclusive
Spa Spoiler:
Set among the vineyards at Leeu Estates, Leeu Spa is a wellness sanctuary that offers authentic massages and holistic treatments by expert therapists. Join us for a two-night stay at any Leeu Collection property in Franschhoek. Receive a complimentary 60 minute African Fusion Body massage per person, to the value of R1 960 in our serene spa as well as a snack platter from Le chêne, situated at Leeu Estates per person.
Leeu Estates:
Leeu Estates, an exclusive five-star boutique hotel property with 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, takes central position on 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous vegetation) in the Franschhoek valley. Located between the mountainside and river, just minutes away from the village of Franschhoek, it is the ideal setting for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. At the centre of this working wine farm is the meticulously refurbished 19th-century Manor House with its six rooms and suites. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees and vineyards.
Leeu Estates wine farm 
The 17 contemporary classic, individually styled rooms and suites are filled with customized architectural detailing and tactile textures in a calm colour scheme. Each one features carefully curated artwork and sculptures from various countries, luxurious extras and superbly equipped marble bathrooms. Many have their own terraces and fireplaces, and all enjoy idyllic vineyard and mountain views.
All bedrooms overlook the vineyards and valley, and are spread over the property. For guests travelling in groups, an entire cottage comprising two or three bedrooms with private living areas may also be booked.
Children are welcome and can be accommodated in cots and on sofa beds in selected rooms.
Multiple award-winning chef Darren Badenhorst has added to his portfolio by piloting Le chêne in the Manor House, situated at the Five-star Premium Leeu Estates. Badenhorst, already well-known as chef-patron of Le coin Français in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, steers an accomplished culinary team to serve French-inspired dishes made from local produce, honouring Franschhoek’s history with both the name and concept of this unique dining experience. Le chêne accommodates guests of all ages. Children 12 years and older dine from the à la carte menu and children under 12 years old can enjoy delicious menu selections from the Kiddies Menu.
Leeu Estates awards/accolades:
Partner restaurant, Le chêne, was named one of 20 of the world’s best new restaurants for 2020 by CNN Travel.
Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot 100 List listed at #58.
Featured on the Travel + Leisure's 2017 list of "The Best New Hotels in The World
Leeu Estates was named South Africa’s leading Wine Country Hotel 2017 and 2018 at the World Travel Awards Africa
SA Wine Index 2018 fine dining SAWI Awards as a Platinum class winner
First hotel in the Winelands to achieve 5-Star Premium Status by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Classic Room - from R9 200 per room per night
An average size of 42m², the Classic rooms are situated in the Manor House and Max House, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens to the farm dam, orchards, vineyards, dramatic mountain backdrops and the village of Franschhoek.
Leeu Estates Classic Room
Deluxe Room - from R11 300 per room per night
An average size of 55m², the Deluxe rooms are situated in the Manor House, Vineyard Cottage and Cellar Cottage, and offer various views, from the manicured gardens, plum orchards and vineyards to the Franschhoek mountains and village. 
Leeu Estates Deluxe Room
Studio Room - from R13 600 per room per night
These Studio rooms, each with its own terrace and fireplace, are on average 63m² and are situated in the Manor House; Leeu Spa, with easy access to the spa facility, gym and pool; and Pomegranate Cottage, which has its own private courtyard. They all offer views of the manicured gardens, vineyards and mountains.
Leeu Estates Studio Room
Executive Suite - from R17 700 per room per night
An average size of 97m², each spacious suite has its own lounge/study and fireplace. Situated in the Manor House, Terroir Cottage and Max House, the Executive Suites offer various views, from the manicured gardens and vineyards to mountain backdrops.
Leeu Estates Executive Suite
Executive Suite with Terrace - from R22 200 per room per night
An average size of 94m², each spacious suite has its own lounge/study. Situated in the Manor House, Vineyard Cottage and Cellar Cottage, the Executive Suites with terraces offer various views, from the manicured gardens to mountain and vineyards.
Leeu Estates Executive Suite with terrace
Vineyard Cottage (2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing) - from R33 500 per Cottage per night
An average size of 164m², Vineyard Cottage is surrounded by vineyards and offers easy access to the Leeu Spa & Gym and its 15-metre swimming pool, and affords views of the manicured gardens and a mountain backdrop. This cottage houses a Executive Suite with Terrace as well as a Deluxe Room.
Leeu Estates Vineyard Cottage
Cellar Cottage (2 bedrooms, max 4 people sharing)  - from R33 500 per Cottage per night
An average size of 354m² and housed in the original cellar, this heritage building enjoys views of the manicured gardens and vineyards. It comprises an Executive Suite with terrace and a Deluxe room, two terraces leading off the living room which has a fireplace, a pantry, and access to a private garden with a lawn.
Leeu Estates Cellar Cottage
Max House (3 bedrooms, max 6 people sharing) - from R36 100 per House per night
An average size of 419m², Max House is housed in an original gabled building that reflects its Cape Dutch heritage and is surrounded by vineyards. It has a courtyard with a private garden and comprises an Executive Suite, two Classic rooms, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a pantry and a kitchen.
Leeu Estates Max House Cottage
Leeu House:
Leeu House, an exclusive and private 12-room five-star destination, is the second property in the Leeu Collection, in the scenic Franschhoek valley. An oasis of comfort and luxury, Leeu House’s appeal is its country guesthouse feel on the main street of vibrant Franschhoek village, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions.
Leeu House Franschhoek
The stylish interiors are a contemporary take on Franschhoek’s traditional Cape Dutch heritage. The seamlessly integrated finishes are neutral, calm and multi-textured. Leeu House also showcases a number of important contemporary artworks and sculptures from various countries.

The 12 individually styled rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed. The luxury en-suite bathrooms have marble floors, free-standing baths and/or generous showers, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Two of them open onto their own private gardens, while two others have intimate terrace courtyards, and two have private balconies.
Children are welcome and can be accommodated on sofa beds in selected rooms. 
Set in the vibrant epicentre of Franschhoek village, resident guests can enjoy leisurely meals in The Conservatory, or al fresco on the terrace. Breakfasts are highly rated and an all-day dining menu offers light meals with a focus on local produce from midday. The Conservatory is open to resident guests only.
TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2018:
The top-rated hotel in the Cape Winelands
The fourth best property in South Africa (Top 25 Luxury Hotels – South Africa)
13th best hotel in the “Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Africa”
Classic Room - from R7 400 per room per night
An average size of 35m², the four comfortable and spacious Classic rooms offer easy access to the lounge, conservatory and pool areas. Two have full bathrooms, the other two have only showers.
Classic Room at Leeu House
Deluxe Room - from R8 400 per room per night
An average size of 43m², one of the two spacious Deluxe rooms is situated on the ground floor, the other on the first floor with lovely mountain views.
Deluxe Room at Leeu House
Classic with Terrace - from R10 300 per room per night
An average size of 53m², there are four Classic rooms with terraces, one of which enjoys views of the mountain from the window and the other easy access to the pool. Two have double or twin sofa beds that can sleep two children.
Deluxe with Terrace - from R11 500 per room per night
An average size of 65m², these two Deluxe rooms have terraces. One has a patio with outside seating, and the other offers easy access to the lounge and conservatory facilities. Each has a double sofa bed that can sleep two children.
Deluxe Room with terrace at Leeu House
Le Quartier Français:
Le Quartier Français, a romantic 32-room boutique hotel including two independent villas, is located in the heart of Franschhoek. Le Quartier Français is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding winelands, or you can simply walk into the village to discover its quaint charms. The extraordinary staff, luxuriously comfortable rooms and attention to detail ensure that this auberge is the ultimate destination.
Le Quartier Francais Hotel in Franschhoek
The sophisticated suites and rooms, which are located in peaceful scented gardens, feature the ultimate in luxury fittings, fabrics and finishes. The use of striking, colourful palettes, raffia headboards and sumptuous fabrics adds to the layers of texture in the individually styled rooms. The luxuriously comfortable independent three-bedroom (LQF Villa 1) & four-bedroom (LQF Villa 2) provides a relaxing home away from home.
Children are welcome and can be accommodated in cots and on sofa beds in selected rooms.

On site restaurants:
La Colombe, the award-winning and world-renowned restaurant based in Constantia, one of the oldest winemaking regions of South Africa, has established a sister restaurant at Le Quartier Français, run by the talented La Petite Colombe team. Visitors to the epicurean valley of Franschhoek can now look forward to experiencing the same level of service excellence and exquisite cuisine that put La Colombe on the map. La Petite Colombe is a fine dining restaurant and does not allow children under the age of 10 years for lunch or dinner reservations.
Protégé is a casual-style eatery at Le Quartier Français under the guidance of celebrity chef Scot Kirton. Visitors looking for an informal eatery now have the perfect venue in Protégé, featuring stylish casual fare created by a series of talented young chefs headed by Cameron Smith. Asian, French and Italian influences can be detected in the cuisine which includes the trendy small plates menu, ideal for sharing. Visitors can choose to dine al fresco or watch the chefs at work in the central show kitchen.
Le Quartier Français has been voted 9th Best Hotel in Africa by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine - 2019
Auberge Room - from R8 200 per room per night
Individually styled with modern touches, these rooms are approximately 40 m²/430 ft² in size and boast extra spacious seating areas and spectacular views of either the central courtyard and its swimming pool or the surrounding mountains. Eight feature en-suite bathrooms with both slipper baths and walk-in showers; one has a shower only and its own private courtyard.
Le Quartier Francais Auberge Room
Grande Room - from R9 400 per room per night
Each generous double-volume room is 50 m²/538 ft² in size. Bathrooms are contemporary with modern fittings including underfloor heating and a spacious walk-in shower.
Le Quartier Francais Grande Room
Petite Garden Suite - from R11 100 per room per night
These suites are 45 m²/484 ft² in size and look out onto their own secret corner garden. Luxurious bathrooms feature granite tops, walk-in showers and double basins.
Le Quartier Francais Petite Garden Suite
Pool & House Suites - from R14 000 per room per night
At approximately 80 m²/861 ft² in size, our House and Pool Suites with its own private walled garden and secluded pool is perfect for honeymooners.
Le Quartier Francais Pool Suite
Four Quarters Suites - from R14 000 per room per night
Set around a private courtyard, each sumptuously decorated and generously proportioned suite is 110 m²/1 184 ft² in size, and features a walk-in dressing room and full bathroom.
Le Quartier Francais Four Quarters Suite
Le Quartier Francais Villas:
Two villas which are situated next to the romantic boutique hotel Le Quartier Français in the heart of the village of Franschhoek. The Villa's are perfect for relaxed longer stays, providing a luxuriously comfortable home away from home from which to explore the village with its many attractions. The villas each feature a full kitchen and a private pool. Ideal for family holidays.
LQF Villa 1 - from R20 000 per villa per night (max 5 people sharing)
Charming three-bedroom villa (468m2 / 5037ft2) featuring a 17m2 / 182ft2 pool

LQF Villa 2 - from R25 000 per villa per night (max 7 people sharing)
Charming four-bedroom villa (224m²/2 411ft² in size) has a six-metre (19.7-foot) swimming pool.
All above rates include:
Breakfast (07h00–11h00)
Limited Mini bar and Nespresso machine in room
Unlimited Internet access
All national phone calls
One complimentary tasting of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines at Leeu Estates per guest per stay
Complimentary scheduled shuttle services within a 10km radius
15% VAT - VAT is charged at the current rate. We reserve the right to increase rates by the relevant amount if VAT is increased on or before arrival.
All rates exclude Franschhoek Tourism levy of R50 per room per night.
Le Quartier Francais Villa
Leeu Estates Spa:
Set among the vineyards, Leeu Spa is a wellness sanctuary that offers authentic massages and holistic treatments by expert therapists. Premium organic products from the innovative Esse and ThereNaka ranges are utilised in the treatments. A range of treatments for children (aged six to 12) is also on offer.
The Wine Studio on Leeu Estates:
In the boutique tasting venue, designed by eminent Spanish architect Tomeu Esteva, guests can sample handcrafted premium wines from Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines (one complimentary Signature Tasting per guest per stay). This award-winning collection, which has received 17 five-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, is made by winemakers Chris and Andrea Mullineux.
Open seven days a week from 10h00 to 17h00 (closed on certain public holidays). 
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