You don't have to know much about wine or be remotely interested in the industry to appreciate the story of powerhouse winemaker, Erika Obermeyer. We managed to sit down with her and find out more about the woman who calls De Zeven her tasting room home.
De Zeven offers luxury guest house accommodation in the Cape Winelands between the famous towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Nestled on the slopes of the mysterious Banhoek Valley, it is a place of thrilling adventure and expansive tranquillity. You can look forward to the finest bed & breakfast experience and personal service, while admiring the incomparable sight of mountains soaring above you, and the valley opening at your feet.
A few unique experiences at De Zeven...
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Wake up in soft cotton sheets to views that will take your breath away. Enjoy attention to the smallest details and personal service, from the moment you arrive to the day you reluctantly have to pull yourself away from this splendid stay.
De Zeven is home to its own private wine label, Limoenkloof, featuring 3 exceptional wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon) and a Brut Sauvignon Blanc MCC – available here and nowhere else.
Sun-drenched water, martini seats, and an unobstructed view over the valley turn a dip in the pool into something special.
With more than 70km of trails in the Banhoek Conservancy – most of it single-track – you can bank on days and days of superb MTB play. Directly accessible from our doorstep.
Sooth your body and relax your muscles in our sauna – the perfect end (or beginning) to a day of relaxation or mountain biking and trail running adventures.
We built the indoor/outdoor lounge and viewing deck because the view from it is nothing short of mesmerising, whether you’re enjoying breakfast or relaxing on a sunbed.
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During a stay at De Zeven, you will experience luxury hospitality, but with a feeling of a home away from home. You will also see see plenty of local brands represented, giving you a taste of the Banhoek Valley while you are enjoying a slice of heaven, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas and true local experiences.
While the world was experimenting with banana loaf recipes, we were perfecting the art of a moist, nutty carrot cake with spicy notes permeating through our lodge, and a not-too-sweet cream cheese icing topping it off.