During February the world talks about love more than usual; and we thought it an opportune time to reflect on what our guests - and we - love most about our hidden gem in the Banhoek Valley. De Zeven Guest Lodge is a place of passion and love, where our hearts collide with nature and opportunity. If you haven't visited yet, we hope you will soon as we embark on this never...
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...
We believe the mountains do a lot for the soul, but it also happens to be the perfect place when it comes to treating your body. Enjoy relaxing wellness treatments, massages and beauty therapies arranged through our preferred supplier.» Beauty and Wellness Treatments at De Zeven
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.
From Our Blog
It is no secret that we are absolutely and completely enthralled by the Banhoek Valley, home to De Zeven Guest Lodge. With a rich and colourful history - and a "cooler than Stellenbosch" climate - this area is producing its own distinguished wines and offering an off-the-beaten-track experience to inquisitive travellers.
Richard Holmes recently wrote an article about De Zeven for the distinguished Stellenbosch Visio Magazine and it got us thinking about the changes we've seen in the first year of De Zeven, especially in the expansion of our garden. We dug around in the archives and discovered a few pictures from when we started and compared it to where we are today.