Things To Do

De Zeven Activities: Discover and Experience the Cape Winelands. Situated in the heart of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, De Zeven Guest Lodge provides an ideal launchpad to explore the Western Cape. With most major attractions, including the bustling City of Cape Town, within a 40-minute radius, adventure is never far away. The lodge is centrally positioned between the renowned wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington, and the Constantia wine route only 40 minutes away. This makes it a perfect spot for those seeking exciting activities, while also indulging in the region’s renowned wines. Explore our handpicked selection of local activities below.

Toast to the Good Life

For those seeking wine experiences near De Zeven, Banhoek Valley stands as the unrivaled gateway to Cape’s finest wines. Tucked between the renowned Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, you’ll find the cream of the Winelands’ vineyards just a brief, picturesque drive away.


Indulge your palate

Between the Banhoek Valley (5-minute drive), Stellenbosch (15-minute drive) and Franschhoek (20-minute drive), guests at De Zeven Guest Lodge are spoiled for choice when it comes to everything from a casual night out to fine dining, local cuisine using hyperlocal ingredients and, of course, great wine. Enquire at Reception for a curated list of suggestions.


Take a hike

De Zeven is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers in Stellenbosch. Guests can conveniently start their adventure right from our doorstep, with access to extensive trails that traverse the entire valley. Experience the awe-inspiring presence of nature firsthand as you venture along approximately 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) of paths through the beautiful Banhoek Valley and its surrounding mountains. After a day filled with outdoor activities, return to De Zeven where we provide storage and hose facilities for all your gear and equipment.


Culture Quest

Experience the richness of arts and culture in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Local art thrives here, with open-air sculpture gardens, intimate galleries showcasing diverse paintings and ceramics. Discover a variety of styles ranging from classical to modern, impressionist to distinctively African. With such diverse offerings, there’s something for everyone and a great opportunity to discover art you’ll absolutely love. The town of Stellenbosch was founded in 1679, making it the second oldest European settlement after Cape Town. Franschhoek, meanwhile, was settled by French Huguenot settlers not long afterwards, sparking the region’s wine industry, which has become deservedly famous in the more than 300 years since. History and culture have blended to create a unique heritage that is expressed in monuments, museums and local festivals and events we hope our guests find as intriguing and interesting as we do.



Beautiful Gardens to visit in the Cape Winelands. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Cape Winelands by visiting some of the region’s spectacular landscaped gardens. Stroll over lush lawns, past fountains and streams, and along winding paths burgeoning with flowers. The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the most diverse areas of flora in the world and the region’s velvety pink proteas, fiery watsonias, prickly pincushions, and flaming aloes are incredibly striking to see in bloom.


Pamper Yourself

Experience unparalleled health and relaxation at De Zeven Guest Lodge, nestled in the soul-soothing mountains. Our location is the perfect backdrop for treating your body to rejuvenating wellness treatments, therapeutic massages, and beauty therapies, all arranged through our trusted supplier.