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Erika O How You Inspire

Posted on Wed August 5, 2020.

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.

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A Taste of Local at De Zeven

Posted on Thu July 23, 2020.

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.

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A Carrot Cake Recipe That Wedding Dreams Are Made Of

Posted on Wed June 24, 2020.

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.

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See De Zeven With New Eyes

Posted on Tue May 19, 2020.

The last few months have made us appreciate more than we could ever have imagined, for no longer will we spend this year's winter months surrounded by guests as they make unforgettable memories. No longer will we casually go for a hike and look down at De Zeven from new heights, and no longer will we hear the sounds of wine glasses and "cheers" and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee permeating through our lodge. Times have changed, and while this time indoors is temporary, it has shaped a new way of thinking amongst us all as we learn to appreciate the simple moments in life.

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A Symbol of Hope When We Need It Most

Posted on Sun April 19, 2020.

The Stellenbosch and Franschhoek vineyards are turning into captivating shades of red signalling the time to move away from the crisp Sauvignon Blancs and open a bottle of Merlot instead. This change of season brings with it long weekends. They would usually entice us with promises of relaxation with family and friends who we have neglected, and suspend the demands of life just for a bit.

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