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Leopard’s Leap History & Location
A popular and family-orientated destination located on the outskirts of Franschhoek, Leopard’s Leap boasts sociable tasting facilities, a versatile food offering and the charm of a beautiful landscape.
Leopard’s Leap was conceptualised at the turn of the century by winemaker and businessman Hein Koegelenberg. With an initial international focus, the brand’s exceptional performance in the global market sees it now represented in over 40 countries.
The combination of modern design, relaxed ambience, innovative food and wine experiences explains the popularity of Leopard’s Leap a family-friendly tourist destination and an alternative option within the esteemed culinary offering of Franschhoek. Visit us in our Franschhoek Valley home for a relaxed food and wine experience.
Leopard’s Leap Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Tue to Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm.
Virtual Wine Tasting: available Tue to Sat 9am-5pm (pre-booking essential).
Rotisserie Restaurant: open Wed to Sun 9am-4pm.
Family Table: available Wed to Sat only (pre-booking essential).
South African Table Events: dates vary, please check website for details.
Gift Shop: open daily 9am-5pm.
All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Leopard’s Leap Wine Tasting
Leopard’s Leap offer several wine ranges, including LOOKOUT, Classic, Culinaria, Special Edition and the Family Collection. These are an elegant collection of well-structured wines, to be served with pride on any table and on any occasion.
Wine Tasting Prices
The Estate offers a 6 Wine Tasting for R55pp (an option to include 2 non-alcoholic wines from our Natura De-alcoholised range can be included). For groups of 6 or more, a Wine Tasting Ambassador will personally host you in a dedicated tasting area, including the same tasting for R65pp (bookings essential for groups only).
For an informal online introduction to our range of wines, why not book a Virtual Wine Tasting from the comfort of your own home. Priced from R55 per 45 min session (free with purchases of 12 bottles). Reservations by appointment only and these must be pre-paid.
Leopard’s Leap Restaurants
Our dining focus is on relaxing, family-orientated enjoyment with uncomplicated seasonal food. Our main lunch format is served ‘family-style’ at the table and you can sit in our spacious dining room, on the veranda, or outside in good weather.
For groups of up to 16, we would recommend booking our Family Table package, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. This is hosted by a dedicated waiter and a selection of food is served to you on an exclusive family-style table.
Leopard’s Leap also offers a South African Table culinary experience, with the opportunity to taste authentic South African dishes whilst learning more about our food and wine heritage. Please refer to Tours & Experiences for more information.
Menus & Pricing
At breakfast expect options such as Sourdough Slow Cook Pork or Smoked Trout (R85). At lunchtime, our flagship Rotisserie Lunch includes a variety of tender, juicy meats from our spit, plus a selection of seasonal salads and roasted vegetables sourced from the farm. We also serve a range of delicious wood-fired pizzas, pastries and cakes. Rotisserie from R195pp.
Our Family Table package includes generous salad platters, a succulent selection of meats from the rotisserie as well as an array of tempting desserts. Cost from R435pp excluding drinks, bookings essential.
Leopard’s Leap Tours & Activities
Please note Leopard’s Leap do not offer Cellar Tours.
In terms of culinary activities, our South African Table group experience is hosted by Chef Christiaan Visser who prepares and shares authentic South African dishes, whilst a Wine Tasting Ambassador will join the 3 course meal to introduce our wines and their unique attributes. Cost from R355pp. Bookings essential.
Leopard’s Leap has several exciting locations for special occasions or corporate events, some of which can be interlinked. These include our Veranda, Private Tasting Room, Family Table, Boardroom or Tasting Room. Please enquire for prices.
The Leopard’s Leap Gift Shop offers an interesting selection of practical lifestyle gifts, trendy wine accessories, a large variety of internationally renowned kitchen equipment plus a comprehensive collection of food literature.
When Lucy Visited
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