The historical farm, Leeuwrivier, is only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, about 4 km outside Wellington. This beautiful Boland farm is situated at the foot of the majestic Hawequa Mountain range.
The old farmhouse, lovingly restored in the Cape-Dutch style, boasts a lovely garden.
Leeuwrivier is one of the oldest wine farms in the Wellington district.
The Smit and Kruger families, who are presently living on the farm, are direct descendants of the first Malan family who emigrated from France.
The farm was originally bought by Daniël Malan in 1766. The present family is the eighth generation on the farm.
The Leeuwrivier Art Gallery was opened in 1995. The idea to exhibit works of art, came from an art- loving family who collected works of art over the last two generations. They exhibit and sell works of art from prominent South African artists.