A new 12-room boutique hotel, Leeu House is set in the heart of Franschoek village deep in the Cape winelands. Owner Anjalit Singh has drawn upon the best of classic Cape Dutch architecture to create this impeccably decorated property - even buying the building opposite to secure the view. The interiors are an intriguing mix of French-influenced design in a soothing palette with striking works of art. For the best mountain views, plump for one of the top floor guestrooms. Each is beautifully appointed including underfloor heating in the bathroom, Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary mini-bar. The 15-metre pool and relaxing spa are both recommended.
The guest-only hotel restaurant Conservatory offers superb dining options with seasonal produce and individual tastes are well catered for. Do also visit the renowned Foliage restaurant across the road for a memorable meal.
Franschoek’s pretty high street is perfect for strolling through, look out for the Huguenot Monument, and the renowned wine trams are a convivial option for a day’s sightseeing.
Features in the following itineraries
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka