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. The leaf margins are many-lobed, within the lobes further scalloped, sometimes toothed. Leaf dimensions are up to 10 cm by 11 cm.
The leaves have a thin, but rough texture and may be sparsely hairy. Leaf colour is green above, paler below, but not velvety as the leaves of G. radlkoferi.
Three, sometimes more conspicuous veins grow from the bases of the leaves of all three the South African Greyia species (Coates Palgrave, 2002).