Dining at the EstateDinner is served from October until May and it is a seasonal Restaurant. Every evening there is a different set menu from Starter, Main to Dessert. If there is anything on the menu that doesn't suit your taste buds, please do not hesitate to ask for an alternative option and we will have a look and see how we can accommodate you. We are highly rated for our peaceful and relaxing atmosphere during the dinner service and we trust that you will have the same experience.
The adventure Awaits – Wine shooting TourJoin us on an adventurous trip up a private nature reserve. Enjoy the breath-taking view of Paarl and on clear days even Table Mountain. On top of this mountain, hidden away is a private dam, with a shooting range. Here a professional guide and instructor will show you how the different guns are used and for what. Do not be frightened, all these guns are used for sport shooting and we practice and metal targets and clay pigeons. For the competitive types, we can set up a little competition at the end and the winner can win a free bottle of wine. After we have had a casual lunch and a quick dip on top of this mountain we drive down to the wine estate where we will be doing an extensive wine tasting. Should you have any questions regarding this experience please don’t hesitate to contact us ** Available as for minimum of 6 persons
Tour Tasting Braai eveningWeekly we have a Tour Tasting Braai evening around the open fire by the big swimming pool. A historic wine tour around the grounds of De Leeuwenhof will start around 18h00 or if a different time has been agreed upon, management will inform you in advance. After this we will enjoy a tasting of the different wines that De Leeuwenhof has collected from various farms in our area. The main part of a Traditional South African Braai is of course the sitting around the fire, with your legs up on the ledge and staring into the flames, while having a delicious glass of wine and good conversation. The Braai is served Buffet style, but this will be explained to you on the evening ** The Braai can only be arranged for a minimum of 6 persons. ** Children are welcome but will be considered and Adult unless discussed with management beforehand.
The Drakenstein farm Watch is a group of dedicated volunteers who strive on quick response. This volunteer driven entity serves the community for emergency cases such as Fire-fighting and a Medical Response, together with the authorities.
It is with great honour to represent such a team and as we mainly focus on fire-fighting between November and June, we at De Leewenhof Estate, founders of the Farm Watch, have proudly sponsored the Fire Fighting Unit of the Drakenstein farm Watch together with local Sponsors.
The Drakenstein farm watch started as a small group of farmers who went out of their way to help each other, and the local community with any sort of problems. As the need for quick response rose, so did the members of the farm watch. We now have 120 active members who all work together for the good of Paarl, to keep this town as beautiful as it is.