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Cape Town – The Beauty of Winelands and Unique Places to Stay

Cape Winelands

To further the culinary pyrotech­nics for foodies and wine fans, a trip to the Cape Winelands is a must. Here, wineries, restau­rants and small inns and hotels fill the charming towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, bringing a distinctly French flair to the rolling green hills (the French Huguenots planted the original vines here). A great base for explorations, and an ideal complement to chic home setting of Ellerman House, is another elite residential-like spot in the lush Cape Winelands, Leeu House, nestled on Huguenot Road, the main street in the center of quaint Franschhoek.

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The Cape Winelands of South Africa

The newly opened property offers 12 bright and modern rooms, a private dining room and lounge, and a pool and patio, well-suited for relaxing with a late-day glass of wine. A sister property, Leeu Estates, was having a soft open­ing when we visited in June. Its 17 rooms and suites perched on a hill overlooking vineyards and gardens will surely become a high­light in the area. A sleek three- room spa, wine studio for tastings and a dining room are open to the public. For VIPs, Room No. 6, the Executive Suite, with a deck large enough for a cocktail party and a private plunge pool, is a can’t-miss option.

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Leeu House is a residential spot with 12 rooms, a private dining room and lounge and a pool and patio

Both properties are part of Leeu Group, which also includes the award-winning boutique Le Quartier Francais, located just a few doors down from Leeu House.

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