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Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated Leeu Estates on being recognised as South Africa’s leading Wine Country Hotel 2017 at the World Travel Awards Africa in Rwanda on Tuesday.

This major success comes hot on the heels of Leeu Estates being announced as the only South African hotel to appear on Condé Nast Traveler’s HOT LIST 2017 and its inclusion on Travel + Leisure’s It List 2017, one of just 44 properties in the world that made it onto the exclusive list.

Leeu Estates, which opened in June 2016, offers luxury boutique hotel flair on the outskirts of Franschhoek. Located between the mountainside and river with spectacular views of the valley, this exceptional property sits on just under 100 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos providing the ideal setting for unrivalled escapes where guests can see and enjoy the true experiences of a working wine farm.

Aptly situated in the Cape winelands and set amid the vineyards, The Wine Studio is a truly immersive wine experience run by the Mullineux & Leeu team, whose knowledgeable tasting room staff guide guests through the finer nuances of their handcrafted wines. Read more