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Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa

Country Houses - 6 Bedrooms, 5 Suites and 2 Luxury Tents
Children 14+
Weddings & banquets
Conference venue
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It’s hard to believe that after an easy drive from Joburg, you suddenly find yourself walking through the vast reserve spotting antelope set against a stunning mountain backdrop – it’s like something out of a movie. Relaxing spa treatments experienced in the lush gardens leave you feeling revitalised, while the meals are so beautifully presented that they’re a feast for the eyes as much as for the palate.

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ABOUT Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa

Leeuwenhof is a romantic Country Lodge situated in the Waterberg Mountains, just 2 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport. A timeless tranquillity emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, magnificent gardens with mature trees and the presence of red hartebeest and zebra grazing nearby.

Leeuwenhof offers luxury accommodation, personal service and excellent cuisine in a 700 ha natural reserve. Classic bedrooms and suites have a garden entrance and mountain views, some with cosy fireplaces and jacuzzis. Comforts include air-conditioning, pure cotton linen, bathrobes, choice of pillows, tea trays and bar fridge. Two luxury spacious tents on the riverbank offer a truly romantic “Out of Africa” experience, with al fresco showers and jacuzzi.

Take in the splendid views from the comfort of the deep colonial verandah, or unwind at the heated pool in the tranquil gardens, home to numerous birds. Secluded picnics alongside the river, shaded by gentle trees, rekindle the romance. The energetic can enjoy tennis on the floodlit court, hiking and mountain bike trails. Scenic sunset drives complete the perfect day. Dinnertime in the elegant dining room is a leisurely affair. A fusion of country and contemporary cuisine is complemented by a wide range of excellent wines. At the Garden Spa, unwind in the spa bath, sauna and Turkish bath. Enjoy body and facial treatments in the privacy of the treatment room overlooking the garden or under a canopy of trees with birdsong as background music. Cheetah and Wild Dog sanctuary, horse and elephant back safaris nearby.

Airport transfers | Conferences and weddings | Children 14+ welcome | WiFi hotspot | Rates include spa facilities

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Luxury Bedroom
Sleeps 2
5 Units
From R 1,995.00 per unit Bed & Breakfast
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Presidential Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 2,995.00 per unit Bed & Breakfast
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Tau Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 2,995.00 per unit Bed & Breakfast
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Boutique Suite
Sleeps 2
4 Units
From R 2,995.00 per unit Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 13:30

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


25 Jul 2018

"The stay was magnificent and it was truly an amazing experience."

30 Nov 2015

"Our weekend was beyond amazing! The staff were friendly and extremely accommodating, the food was out of this world and the accommodation was fabulous!We had an awesome, relaxing chilled weekend!I will definitely recommend this luxury getaway!Thank you for good memories made!! :))"

Colleen Elliott
A little gem in the Waterberg
16 Nov 2015

"Tranquility, peaceful and lovely. This is how I would describe our weekend away at Leeuwenhof Country estate and spa. Everything from the welcome to our departure was hassle free. The dinners were a taste experience we would love to experience again. The spa treatments were very professional, good for the body and soul. Thanks to Jaco & the staff - this was a much needed break from crazy Johannesburg. We hope to return again!"

Cindy Saunders
Amazing experience at Leeuwenhof
02 Nov 2015

"My wife and I visited Leeuwenhof for a weekend get away and it was by far the best short trip we've ever taken from Joburg. The luxury tent was unbelievably spacious, warm and romantic, and the privacy of the deck overlooking the mountains was magical. The jacuzzi was great too, and the outdoor shower truly restored a much needed connection with nature. Thank you to Jaco & his brilliant team for a truly wonderful experience. Mike & Nthabi"

20 Oct 2015

"Fantastic weekend, friendly staff, wonderful food, relaxing massage and the privacy we enjoyed was really recommendable.!"

Gerda Brown
17 Aug 2015

"We had such a lovely weekend. Food and treatments were excellent. Staff friendly and professional, specially Boitumelo and Rosina. Thanks!"

Anonymous from
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge
17 Aug 2015

"Its a very nice place and the service was excellent. If you want to break away from the buzz of the city i would highly recommend Leeuwenhof. I would certainly go again. The food and accommodation is brilliant ."

24 Jun 2015

"Our stay was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we stopped at the front door until we left. Staff were warm and friendly. Accommodation fabulous. The ladies at the spa were awesome. The service was the best. The food - well this is the best!! Absolutely delicious and so well presented. Five star at its best. A truly wonderful experience. Thank you."

Sharon Amman
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa
13 Apr 2015

"The food is out of this world and can compare to the best restaurants in JHB and PTA easily. Pace yourself as portions are big! Peaceful, quiet, relaxing - will be back definitely."

07 Apr 2015

"Great getaway. Excellent service Top class facilities Amazing food"

Casper Steenkamp & Rindie Fourie
Valentines weekend
16 Feb 2015

"We had the most beautiful weekend at your lodge. It was peaceful and we felt pampered. The cuisine was excellent as well as our "house" including jacuzzi which we really enjoyed. Our massages were lovely, but we would have enjoyed some gentle music in the background during our treatment. Also some aromatic aromatherapy oils. This is just a suggestion and not a critisism! Our main concern was the inability to access any cellphone or wifi connectivity which we were not aware of when booking. Needless to say we will be joining you for another stay as soon as possible!"

Liz Bellmann
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge
02 Feb 2015

"Wow a fabulous place to stay. Made my husbands 50th Birthday really special. Looking forward to the return trip!"

Tracy Vinnicombe from
Our Stay
06 Jan 2015

"A wonderful breakaway to kick off the new year! My wife an I stayed over for two nights and used the special which included substantial breakfasts, 5-course dinners, a couple massage and a game drive. Leeuwenhof is an amazing getaway with little or no cellphone signal in a beautiful setting with birdlife galore. The Spa treatments are very reasonable and obviously pleasurable and the game drive shows the attention being given to the animals and lodge's upkeep. Watch out for the dinner, as the portions are not small, but delicious. So pace yourself :)"

Rushdi Nackerdien
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge
30 Dec 2014

"Excellent!!! Stayed in the luxury tent which was absolutely fantastic."

Ilona Baguley from Edenvale
Perfect Romantic Getaway
01 Dec 2014

"Thank you for a quite and romantic weekend. My partner and I enjoyed every moment. The service was efficient, the staff ever smiling, friendly and always ready to please. The dining experience, spa treatment and the game drive was exactly what we needed. Thank you again!"

Masindi Ramovha from
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa
02 Sep 2014

"What a wonderful discovery, only 2 1/2 Hours from Johannesburg and there you are in the Waterberg. Leeuwenhof has a gentle atmosphere where the competent staff quietly and efficiently care for every need. The Spa Staff are excellent, eliminating the stress of Johannesburg. They have learnt their skills well. The Cuisine is superb, the staff not only prepare the diner's choice but also present and serve the Chefs creation. Even on a Sunday night when you might expect a lesser offering the Kitchen and Chef prepared one of the best menus, cooked to perfection. We were fortunate to have reserved the Tent accommodation, a marvelous experience of large space, comfortable semi Lounge to read when outdoor conditions are somewhat adverse. A beautiful position suitable for Bird Lovers. Without exception I would recommend Leeuwenhof, and that is coming from a world traveller who normally has to chase management to perform !!"

Brian Lavelle from Johannesburg
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge
18 Jun 2014

"The whole experience was great and deserves 9 out of 10."

Anonymous from South Africa
Our Stay at Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa
04 Mar 2014

"We had a wonderful experience at Leeuwenhof. The service is excellent and the staff are all efficient and professional. We will definately return for another visit soon. Thank you everyone for making our stay a memorable experience."

Erna Wilson from South Africa
26 Feb 2014

"Our stay was fantastic, superb dining, superior service, personalized everything! I highly reccomend them. High attention to detail from the minute you enter the Lodge to the minute you leave! We left feeling like queens!"

PETA Lee from South Africa
Wonderful Weekend away
17 Dec 2013

"Everything was superb, from the treatments to the 5 course dinners. We would definitely go back for another relaxing weekend away!"

Dominique Mulholland from South Africa
Relaxing stay at Leeuwenhof
18 Sep 2013

"Our stay at Leeuwenhof was incredibly relaxing - exactly what you need if you are looking to wind down, with quietness and beautiful surroundings. The service of the staff was impeccable and they truly have exceptional food. The rooms are spacious and the staff lit the fireplace in our room every evening. It is not really focussed on game viewing, but we nevertheless enjoyed the sunset drive. We will definitely be back."

Elizabeth from South Africa
20 Aug 2013

"room was fantastic, the service and food was excellent and the massage was wonderful, so all round, very impressive :)"

Fiona Hitchcock from South Africa
Getaway weekend
12 Aug 2013

"What a excellent experience. Good food, great hospitality. Thanks to Helena who was very professional. We will definitley visit again. Casper and Isabel"

Anonymous from South Africa
Leeuwenhof Country Lodge
23 Jul 2013

"We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at Leeuwenhof. The food was excellent and our full body massage was wonderful."

Linda Gibson from South Africa
Delightful stay at Leeuwenhof Country Lodge
03 Jul 2013

"My Husband and I stayed at Leeuwenhof Country Lodge and Garden Spa for 2 nights during June 2013 for his 40th birthday It was pure Bliss. Helena, Susan and their team really are so professional. From the personalized welcome on arrival to the turn-down service (fireplace lit, curtains drawn, chocolate on the bed etc..) – everything was wonderful We were the only 2 people during our stay as it was in off-peak time/midweek stay – and even so, the fireplace in the Lodge`s Lounge and Dining room was especially lit for us and the full 5 course Dinner (and full Breakfast) was served in style! Helena herself took us on the “game drive” – her love and dedication to the employees, game and property as a whole can clearly be seen. Attention to detail - especially in the Menu choices and rooms. The cuisine was sublime! Easy drive from Pretoria. Compliments and Highly recommended! W and J du Preez"

W and J du Preez
Weekend getaway
12 Mar 2013

"I am very pleased with the service me and my wife received at your beautiful garden spa and holiday resort. The food was excellent, the venue is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and family, and we will be seeing you again hopefully soon. Blessings"

Johan Van Zijl from South Africa
11 Mar 2013

"Excellent venue, service and food! Highly recommended to get away form the rat-race! Complete rest for the body and soul! I will most certainly return!"

Trudi from South Africa
04 Mar 2013

"What a fantastic place! We celebrated our engagement at Leeuwenhof and was very impressed with the suite, food and facilities. A special word of thanks to Leandrie who went out her way to make our engagement very special."

Anonymous from South Africa
Visit to Leeuwenhof
08 Jan 2013

"I visited Leeuwenhof for a short 5-day break-away with my mother from 27th December until 1st January and wow!! what an experience - pure bliss from the moment we arrived until the sad goodbyes on New Year's day. The accommodation is 5 star. We loved the jacuzzi at our beautiful suite and had our first cuppa early in the morning, plenty of spritzers and sundowners in the jacuzzi, enjoying the scenery. The food is exceptional. Be prepared to be blown away! We loved the 4-course dinners in the beautiful grey and silver dining room. The owner Heleen and hostess Susan attended to our every need. A huge part of the success and charm of Leeuwenhof, is due to Heleen's extraordinary good taste - the decor, the food, the ambiance. Leeuwenhof is a gem..."

Suzette Pretorius from South Africa
Three day stay at Leeuwenhof Country Lodge.
08 Oct 2012

"We had a truly memorable stay with delightful Management and Staff at every level. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding and the standard of the room couldn't be faulted."

Peter Bisset from South Africa
Our Stay at Leeuwenhof - Quiet Luxury
09 Aug 2012

"We had a delightful stay at Leeuwenhof; excellent staff discrete and efficient. The food was very good and well presented. Our room was comfortable, but another electric wall plug would be useful for phone chargers etc. The guest lounges were very elegantly and tastefully decorated and furnished. Who ever did them has very good taste and a touch of class! We will be back - highly recommended. Thank you"

Anonymous from Belgium
Guest feedback about Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa
26 Aug 2010

"We have through the years of visiting various guest houses in your collection, came to expect a certain standard in your guest houses and lodges.   This weekend we had the privilege to stay at Leeuwenhof in the Waterberg Mountains.   Leeuwenhof is certainly one of the best lodges we have ever stayed in.   The lodge is absolutely beautiful, with tasteful and elegant decor.  The suite we stayed in were very comfortable and luxurious.   The food at Leeuwenhof is something out of this world.  The presentations of the meals are like eating away at a beautiful piece of art.  The quality of the food and the variety on the menu was a delicious adventure that we will not forget.   You will have to travel far and wide to better the high standards set by Kobus and his team.   Leeuwenhof is truly a great compliment to your collection.   "


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Please enquire about road works and travelling time delays in the area

From OR Tambo International Airport

  • Take the road to Tshwane (Pretoria).
  • Turn onto the N1 to Polokwane (Pietersburg) just before reaching Tshwane (Pretoria).
  • At the Kranskop tollgate keep to the left and turn to Modimolle (Nylstroom).
  • Travel straight through Modimolle and continue on the R33 to Vaalwater (Matlabane) & Ellisras (Lepalale).
  • Approximately 23 km after Modimolle turn onto the Loubad road.
  • The way to Leeuwenhof is clearly sign posted from here.
  • The estate is situated 3,2 km further on the right-hand side of the road.

GPS Coordinates

S24° 33.418' E28° 18.101'