At De Zeven, we have cuisines for every occasion, so why would Heritage Day be an exception? Of course, our Head Chef Marcus has many recipes up his sleeve, but as local South Africans in the Banhoek Valley, we thought we’d stay true to our roots and share our favourite dishes that always remind us of our Ouma’s kitchen - minus the unsolicited advice she often threw our way.
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
As Stellenbosch locals hailing from the Banhoek valley - we never thought that De Akker, marriage, motherhood, a legend called Serge, Carignan, and entrepreneur would feature in one sentence. That was until we sat down and chatted to Jocelyn Hogan Wilson, our golden thread and inspiration behind this very blog. She’s a winemaker, mom, and businesswoman who started the small independent wine label of Hogan Wines in our Banhoek Valley.
As you may well know, Stellenbosch is quite a tourist destination! If you're not tasting wines at one of the 130 farms in the valley, you're probably strolling through the charming streets, admiring the Cape Dutch architecture and - again - being spoilt for choice with restaurants. While there certainly are (many) hidden gems, here are our current top 6 local-approved Stellenbosch restaurants you have to dine at during a stay with...