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  • Writer's pictureAshley Chapman

De Leeuwenhof Estate Hotel

De Leeuwenhof Estate Hotel is a 4-star Cape Dutch Estate located in the Paarl Winelands. The estate was founded in 1698 by a French Hugenot who came to the Cape winelands to grow fruit and grapes. Nowadays, it has been restored to its 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 12.

The hotel is an oasis of nature and tranquility surrounded by fruit trees and vineyards. The estate is situated in a small, beautiful valley outside Paarl, with access to the N1 highway 3. The personal touch of the family-run estate will make you feel quite at home. Most guests come to rest and enjoy the food and wine and beautiful surroundings 4.

During the property shoot, I noticed how gorgeous the rooms are. De Leeuwenhof Estate Hotel offers a total of 17 luxury accommodation units that are equipped with air conditioners, coffee and tea stations, flat-screen televisions, and top-speed wireless internet connection 5. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated with antique furniture that adds to the hotel’s charm 4.

The boutique hotel itself is full of history and warmth. The hotel’s architecture is reminiscent of the Cape Dutch style that was popular in the 17th century. The hotel’s staff is friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable about the history of the estate 4.

In conclusion, De Leeuwenhof Estate Hotel is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Paarl Winelands. The hotel’s luxurious rooms, beautiful surroundings, rich history, and warm hospitality make it an unforgettable experience for all guests.

I had a wonderful time capturing the beauty and charm of De Leeuwenhof Estate, a 4-star Cape Dutch estate dating back to 1698.

The vineyards, fruit trees, and pools create a stunning contrast with the majestic mountains in the background. This is truly a hidden gem in the heart of the wine country.

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