We absolutely loved this place! 4 of us stayed for 3 weeks for business in the area. Dan and his family couldn't do enough for us... from the Braai's, the food, wine tours and seeing friendly faces at breakfast!
The location is perfect and only 10 mins away from Paarl. You wake up to the sound of birds and the view of mountains. You have great dinners alfresco by the pool. The farm tour with Dan shows his and his family's love for the local area and their farm. The friendly cats and dogs are great companions when you're sitting out in the sun.
Dan was also kind enough to recommend some boutique wineries and actually took us to a few himself... which resulted in us taking 30+ bottles of wine home with us! Olsen was a definite bonus for us.
The highlight was the Braai night which is enjoyed with other guests and the whole family, who really are keen on getting to know people and sharing a great experience. We loved the first so much that we also asked for another :)
Thanks Dan, Yvonne, Tessa and Stefan!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "De Leeuwenhof" was founded in 1698 by a French Hugenot who came to the Cape winelands to grow fruit and grapes. Nowadays the 4-star Cape Dutch Estate is restored to it former glory and offers 11 luxury guestrooms and two apartments, 4 self-catering cottages and a small restaurant with a nice entertainment area with two pools and safe parking. The Estate is family run and the personal touch will make you feel quite at home. Most guests come to rest and enjoy the food and wine and beautiful surroundings. "De Leeuwenhof" 11,5 Ha is still a working farm and produces 64 tons of grapes and 200 tons of fruit on a yearly basis. The estate is situated in the historic wine lands of the Western Cape, tranquilly situated on the foot of the mountains 5 min from Paarl itself.The offerings more specific: Rooms & family apartments: We can accommodate 36 people in total!Attached to main House (1698): Two family apartments , with two double bedrooms with queen-sized four-poster beds, kitchenette, terrace and bathroom, fully air-conditioned (cooled and heated) TV, DVD and local TV station. Minimum charge of two people per apartment. In adjoining historic building " The Old Barn"(1914 ) Four luxury rooms **** with queen-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom, coffee/thee tray, patio and linked to private terrace with pool. In The orchard we offer 4 self catering cottages with bedroom including en-suite Bathroom and separate kitchen, dining area with fire-place and outside terraceand we offer 6 luxury rooms in "The Old Stable" with en-suite Bathroom and private terrace.Also: - Secured private parking space on farm - Own private terrace with the apartments and outside terrace with the luxury rooms. - Air-conditioned ( heating and cooling ) - Swimming pool - TV, DVD in apartments and Satellite DStv and LCD flat-screens in luxury rooms - Internet facilities present (wireless ADSL ) - Laundry service on request. - Daily cleaning of rooms - Credit card facilities ... more less
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