Need to know
Seventeen, including five suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $569.84 (ZAR8,000), excluding tax at 15 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of ZAR50.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates generally include full-English breakfast and Mullineux & Leeu Family wine tasting.
The hotel employs local staff throughout, and supports the Kusasa Project Early Learning Centre, a school for 120 disadvantaged children, as well as the Isabelo: Sharing is Caring project, providing meals to schools in the valley.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, gym, free scheduled local shuttle service. In rooms: a free bottle of red wine, free bottled water and two free home-made snacks; minibar; air-conditioning; blackout curtains; a working fireplace; tea-making kit; Nespresso coffee machine; Leeu Collection toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
The Studios with terraces and fireplaces make ideal hideaways, and have fantastically gorgeous views. (They also have extra-easy spa access, which is handy when you’re naked except for a robe.)
Take a dip in one of the three pools on-site: there’s the 15-metre infinity pool by the Manor House, which overlooks vineyards, for starters. Next, there’s the tranquil adults-only plunge pool at the spa. The third is an outdoor pool where little Smiths can splash.
The Leeu Spa, which has three treatment rooms – one for couples’ treatments – is a secluded hideout among the vineyards. Treatments include massages, hair and nail primping, and locally inspired ‘African voyages’ involving traditional wooden tools.
Pack your shades for sunny breakfasts after wine-drenched evenings.
There’s step-free access to the restaurant and one of the ground-floor Manor House bedrooms.
Accepted, but not particularly catered to. Children are welcome in the restaurant and there’s even a range of spa treatments for little ‘uns, but overall, the wine-sipping tranquility’s better suited to grown ups.
Leeu’s for you if your offspring are older children or teens, who’ll appreciate the family-friendly spa treatments and won’t be bothered by the lack of organised activities.
There’s room for extra beds in the Studio rooms, Executive Suites and Executive Suites with Terraces.
There’s nothing in particular laid on for children. Teenagers might avail themselves of the bikes available to borrow.
Two of the three pools on-site welcome mini swimmers.
High chairs and a children’s menu await you in the restaurant.
Available, with a minimum booking of four hours. Rates vary.
Leeu use greywater for irrigation on the farmland and vineyards, and use electric golf carts to get around the estate.