The leaves of Greyia sutherlandii are simple, spirally arranged and clustered near stem tips. The long leaf stalk or petiole becomes up to 7 cm long, often almost clasping the stem.
The leaf shape is ovate to oblong or rounded, the apex rounded, the base lobed or heart-shaped. Leaf dimensions are up to 10 cm by 11 cm. The leaf margins are many-lobed, within the lobes further scalloped, sometimes toothed.
The leaves have a thin, but rough texture and may be sparsely hairy or not. Leaf colour is green above, paler below, but not velvety white as the leaves of G. radlkoferi. Three, sometimes more conspicuous veins grow from the base of the leaves of all three the South African Greyia species (Coates Palgrave, 2002).