Fodor's Expert Review De Leeuwenhof Estate

Sonstraal Rd., Paarl, Western Cape, 7464, South Africa

Situated on 30 acres of farmland in the Klein Drakenstein area, De Leeuwenhof Estate promises a tranquil and intimate stay. This restored Cape Dutch homestead, established in 1698, has rustic decor and spacious rooms with all the creature comforts. If possible, book a room in the old stable with a private patio overlooking the garden. Breakfast is served around the pool on a big terrace and includes a full hot breakfast with croissants and home-baked breads. The fine-dining restaurant run from October until May has a set three-course menu and is highly rated by guests. You can enjoy peaceful walks through the orchards and vineyards, take a guided wine and nature tour, or kick back at the pool. Animal and bird lovers will delight in the local wildlife.

PROS

  • exceptional service with a personal touch
  • a/c in all rooms<b>. Cons:</b> TV reception is poor in some rooms
  • children over the age of 2 are charged as adults
  • air-conditioning in all rooms

CONS

  • TV reception is poor in some rooms
  • children over the age of two are charged as adults

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Trendy
Countryside
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-862–1384

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms, 2 apartments, 4 cottages
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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