Why De Zeven Guest Lodge is the perfect local retreat from which to celebrate our rich heritage

Posted on Thu October 26, 2023.

De Zeven Guest Lodge is a luxurious bed and breakfast in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Our spacious rooms offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and our facilities include a swimming pool, mobile spa treatments, and we are home to a private wine label, Limoenkloof. De Zeven Guest Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, tranquillity, and cultural treasures. The perfect local retreat.

An invitation to celebrate our rich heritage at De Zeven Guest Lodge

De Zeven Guest Lodge is nestled on the slopes of Banhoek Valley between the historically and culturally rich towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. By staying at De Zeven, you'll be surrounded by the charm and history of the region, providing an authentic experience that celebrates our heritage. Our luxury guest house
accommodation offers a unique blend of comfort, tranquillity, and cultural treasures.
Here's why De Zeven Guest Lodge stands out as the perfect destination for celebrating and experiencing our heritage:

1. Unique accommodation:

The rooms at De Zeven are a celebration of local artistry and elegance with its unique design and attention to personalised detail. Each room is tastefully decorated, incorporating elements of local craftsmanship and uniquely South African aesthetics. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of our natural heritage as you relax in
the comfort of your room or explore the lodge's breathtaking gardens.

2. Culinary Delights:

From vineyards and orchards to local markets and farm-to-table dining, the Banhoek Valley is home to many wonderful locally made or grown products and ingredients. The valley is home to several boutique wineries and vineyards that produce a variety of high-quality wines. Visitors can indulge in wine tastings, cellar tours, and even enjoy gourmet picnics amidst the vineyards.

De Zeven Guest Lodge also celebrates neighbours and friends producing fresh produce and diverse flavours of our heritage. One such ingredient, we are so proud to say is from our little part of the world, is the award-winning Banhoek Chilli Oil, made from locally farmed chillies. Pay a visit to Banhoek Chilli Oil Company where
you can take home a little spice to add to your home-cooking and remind you of your time in the Valley. The lodge's knowledgeable staff can also recommend nearby restaurants that specialise in authentic cuisine, allowing you to savour diverse South African flavours.

3. Wine and Vineyard Experiences:

As part of the Cape Winelands, De Zeven Guest Lodge provides easy access to renowned vineyards and wine estates. Embark on wine tours and tastings, where you can learn about the winemaking process and sample exquisite wines that reflect our heritage. The lodge's staff can assist in arranging personalised vineyard
experiences, ensuring a memorable and educational journey through our wine heritage.

4. Heritage Sites and Activities:

Stellenbosch and its surroundings are home to numerous heritage sites and activities that offer insights into the area’s history and traditions. Visit museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks to gain a deeper understanding of this part of our heritage. Engage in cultural activities happening in the neighbouring towns, such as live music performances, markets, strawberry picking, or craft workshops to actively
participate in celebrating the rich cultural legacy of the area.

5. Breathtaking Scenery and adventures:

The Banhoek Valley is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, surrounded by majestic mountains, lush vineyards, and pristine fynbos vegetation. From hiking and mountain biking to horseback riding and fly fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the Valley's natural wonders. The trails in the area provide stunning views and a chance to immerse oneself in the tranquillity of the natural heritage.

Experience a luxury setting to celebrate our heritage

De Zeven Guest Lodge provides a serene and luxurious setting to celebrate our rich heritage. Discover the historical significance of neighbouring towns, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, immerse yourself in culture and culinary delights. Plan your stay at De Zeven Guest Lodge and embark on a journey of discovery and celebration of our local heritage in this picturesque corner of the Cape Winelands.