De Leeuwenhof Estate

De Leeuwenhof Estate

Sonstraal Road Klein Drakenstein, Paarl 7646 South Africa
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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"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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Full body massage
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Landmark view
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Mid-range
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Dutch and 1 more
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Vadowine wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice farm with friendly owners.
Neat rooms for a fair price, dinner was also very well prepared and in the evening the outdoor fire was lit so that we could enjoy the delicious wines from Paarl. we also got a tour with an explanation about the fruit farm and the homemade fire trucks.
Definitely an address to come back to.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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KentStenberg2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Stockholm, Sweden
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for five nights, two families with children between 10 and 17. Very nice place and fantastic staff / owners. Food and drinks were very good but quite expensive, especially dinner considering that it was the same price for children. Great service and support for things to do in the area. Very good wine tasting tour to the farms around Paarl. Nice pool area for the whole family.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kaslo4 wrote a review Apr 2023
Mossel Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Top rate self catering unit - everything and more available to make our stay comfortable. Friendly staff with Dutch / Boland hospitality at its best!
Unit was quiet, super clean, with lots of space. Our children had sports tournaments around Paarl, and the access roads to the schools in the centre of town are very user friendly, even during peak traffic times. I had a nice jog around the farm, and surrounding vineyards. Will definitely stay at De Leeuwenhof estate again when we have to visit Paarl.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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larryl197 wrote a review Feb 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked on the day and arrived during a power outage so were not expected but were received graciously enough. The room was very basic, painted concrete floors, television attached to cupboard, linen on bed too minimal (only bottom sheet and duvet ( in the middle of summer!) a top sheet would have been appreciated as well as bigger and thicker towels. We opted to have the set evening 3 course meal which was tasty but not worth the R395 per person. The breakfast was also very average with hard cereals, limited bread options and difficulty obtaining a cup of tea. The staff however were friendly and kind.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from deleeuwenhof, General Manager at De Leeuwenhof Estate
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Larry, Thank you for your review and we apologize for the inconvinience our Countries loadshedding has caused you. We endevour ouselves to make guest as happy as possible and we are certainly not in the business to perform to get unhappy reports. We are pleased the staff rating was very positive as it should. We understand that when the welcome is not as expected or the host was not aware of your booking, one becomes very critical of all the rest. To be honest, for us it is also very anoying . South Africa has a power problem due to bad management and therefore occasionally parts of the country or area are taken of the grid for hours in a row and sometimes multiple times a day. You have felt the bourdon by not having tea in time and limited bread options, as during power outages, we must use alternative methods or present alternatives for fresh products.. The aircons do not work, the oven does not produce fresh backed bread and coffie must also be made by hand. We do have a generator for emergency systems, but with 40 degrees celcius (which it was during your stay,), systems overheat due to demand... The linnen issue is a matter of addressing it with reception...the one person likes thick duvets and sleeps with the aircon on 15 and the other likes a thin one with the window open....we invite all guests, to tell us how they want it and we change it accordingly. We will try to do our very best to sail the storm of loadshedding and we apologize again, if mails do not get answered straight away or sameday bookings are not received and/or excecuted. our telephone lines are also dead when the power is off, but we have a cellphone option as well, which is always mentioned in the order confirmation. We hope you have a better experience next time. Kind regards, Daan van Leeuwen Boomkamp
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E512IVrichards wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with a party of 12 friends and took over 6 rooms in the stable block. All our party loved their stay, and we ate in the restaurant every night. The family and staff were very friendly and attentive, and we enjoyed a farm tour and bbq in the evening. Highly recommend, we would stay again
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from deleeuwenhof, Owner at De Leeuwenhof Estate
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Family Richards, We thank you for your very positive review. We loved having you with us . We see you enjoyed our historic farm tour and barbeque evening, where all guests sit around the big fire place and we cook for them. The stable rooms are next to one anaother and loved by small groups. The rooms overlook the garden and each one has a small terrace. We enjoyed your stay as well and we look forward having you with us again. regards, Daan van Leeuwen Boomkamp
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Ineke V wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did a self-catering option. The kitchen was well equipped and they were prepared with emergency lights in the chalet for the dreaded power outages during that time. All the rooms were well maintained and clean, with all you needed and a request away if you needed something specific. Beautiful gardens with a residential owl, thriving squirrel community, many birds. The chickens also came to say hello under the watchful eye of the rooster! The solar heated pool was an added bonus and a welcome bonus. Very friendly staff who felt like family. So peaceful just on the edge of the town. For us there was no negative, just a great stay. Will definitely suggest a stay if you want a restfull place to stay, with friendly hosts and good vibe.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Different choices of rooms, depends on what your needs are.
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agazar254595 wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The farm B&B was in a great location with access to a swimming pool, the restaurant breakfast was delicious. A great space for families and individuals looking for a break away in Paarl . Would strongly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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alexehrhardt wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay very much. Very friendly staff and owners who run the place. Good breakfast and excellent dinner. The location is quiet and gives very good access to the relevant places in the wine country.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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892visitor759 wrote a review Mar 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The estate is lovely with tall trees and much greenery for a peaceful and restful stay. The rooms are well appointed, some set in historic buildings creating extra charm. Daan and the family are very hospitable and have a vast knowledge of the local area. We had a wonderful experience and hope to visit again in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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c_f_onhols wrote a review Oct 2023
Falmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful quiet setting with tastefully decorated large rooms and good amenities. Nice cosy communal room with log fire, right next to the pretty swimming pool area and terrace which would be lovely in warmer months. The staff were really helpful and hospitable lighting the fire for us and suggesting great places to eat in the evening which were only a 10 minute drive away. Breakfast was served in the communal room - a full English, well cooked and plenty of it!
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from deleeuwenhof
Paarl, South Africa33 contributions11 helpful votes
Dear Peter, Thank you for your request and we are very easy to find from the Cape-Town Airport and the roads are in perfect order. From the cape-Town airport exit go straight for 900 mtrs and take direction to summerset west left. Follow this road until you see the sign "R300 bellville" and take this exit and keep on the R300 untill you see Paarl sign-posted and take this direction. You are now on the N1 Pass the city of Paarl over the N1 and take exit 62a "sonstraal road" and at the crossing turn left, cross two 4-way stops straight and see the signs "de Leeuwenhof guesthouse". Our neighbours are Palmiet Valley estate and we are on the same entrance road ( this is a tar road and we are at the end of it ). The whole route from the airport to us takes about 50 km and 40 min per car. on our web-site we have a map and even more detailed discription all under the header "directions& Maps" kind regards De Leeuwenhof Management Team.
beegal wrote a tip Feb 2024
Iowa City, Iowa171 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The location is not walkable to anything but Ubers are available (except Sunday afternoons and evenings)."
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Climber35746846723 wrote a tip Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Daan's communication is great and he organised a few additional extra's for us, ensuring our stay was perfect. "
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Ineke V wrote a tip Oct 2021
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Different choices of rooms, depends on what your needs are."
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WorldProwler wrote a tip Nov 2018
North Vancouver, Canada164 contributions151 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from the kitchen"
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Lee-Anne R wrote a tip Aug 2018
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottages have the best view of the Paarl mountains"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,537 - R 1,903 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePaarl
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Leeuwenhof Estate
Which popular attractions are close to De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Nearby attractions include Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve (6.6 km), Afrikaans Language Monument (7.6 km), and Ashia (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noop Restaurant, Faber, and Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl.
Are there opportunities to exercise at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at De Leeuwenhof Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to De Leeuwenhof Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Drakenstein Prison (4.0 km).
Is De Leeuwenhof Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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