Guest Book

My favourite place in South Africa

 Everything. Location, staff, views, and facilities are to the highest standards.

Sara, January 2024

United Kingdom

Beautiful property with great views

The accommodation was very well located, very clean and well-equipped. At the beginning there was a glass of wine directly. You could use the pool to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Several very good wineries are in close proximity. The room was very big and clean. The staff was very helpful. My white blouse, which I had unfortunately covered with red wine, was washed for me and the stains all went out. The service was more than good. The breakfast was really delicious. What can you say, one of the best accommodations on our trip.

Christina, January 2024


Absolutely our top place to stay in Stellenbosch. Will definitely be returning.

Fantastic from start to finish. Beautiful accommodation and surroundings. Lots of different areas to sit in throughout the day for a change of scenery / shade. Every window seemed to frame another amazing view. Welcomed as if returning, despite being our first stay. Great breakfast. Staff extremely friendly and helpful.

Wendy, January 2024

United Kingdom


Most incredible hotel from start to finish. The staff are so kind and welcoming. The hotel grounds are presented so beautifully with incredible views. The rooms are very spacious and very well decorated. Breakfast is delicious with lots of personal options. Great location for getting around Stellenbosch! Had the most wonderful time and definitely will be back.

Jennifer, January 2024


Great place for those seeking peace with fantastic views

View and location excellent - beautifully nestled in the mountains in Stellenbosch, very nice pool area - Pure peace. Great mix between modern and retro look.

Nicolas, February 2024


Wonderful accommodation in a fantastic location

It is a very nice place to stay in a great location. By car you are in Stellenbosch in a few minutes. The rooms as well as the pool area are very well maintained. The breakfast is very good. The owners welcomed us very warmly.

Karin, February 2024


Great experience with very friendly Hosts and a breathtaking view

We had a wonderful stay at De Zeven. A very warm welcome, excellent service, great breakfast and an amazing view of the mountains.
During our 2 weeks trip to South Africa, we stayed four nights here and this was the best and most beautiful and romantic stay. We really enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend De Zeven.
Great location. You can reach many beautiful wine yards near Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in a short time by Car.

Patrick, March 2024


A lodge to fall in love

We look back on 5 wonderful days in this professionally and at the same time warmly managed accommodation. The morning begins with a small but very high quality breakfast buffet, which includes a variety of fresh fruit in addition to very high quality meats and cheeses. The scenery with the unique view of the valley and the mountain landscape is breathtaking. The day can be spent in the numerous very nearby wineries, in the lively student town of Stellenbosch (about 10 minutes away by car) or by the pool in the middle of a lovingly landscaped garden. In the evening, there is the possibility to order an inexpensive cheese platter and to fall back on various wines of the house. The prices here are very fair. We were also impressed by the beautiful room and the very kind staff. If you are looking for a place to dream, relax and atmosphere and at the same time do not want to do without a certain comfort, this is exactly the right place. We look forward to visiting this retreat again soon.

Rene M, March 2023

Hamburg, Germany


We were already there for the third time and always find it top. The location is very nice, room and breakfast as well.

Sandra, February 2024


An idyllic slice of paradise.

An idyllic get away. Gorgeous views, decor and staff. We were completely blown away by everything from the moment we checked into De Zeven. The guest lodge is perfectly located and has great views. The entire place is decorated beautifully and smells divine. The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive throughout our stay, making sure that we had everything we needed. If you are looking for an intimate, yet secluded place to stay then this is the one. We couldn’t have been happier here, the only thing I would have changed would have to have stayed longer than 2 nights! I cannot wait to return to this paradise.

Chloe S., November 2023

Absolute Five-Star experience

Everything about De Zeven was exceptional. Probably the most beautiful place we’ve been both inside and out. Our room was gorgeous with incredible views of the mountains and surrounding landscape. The staff was wonderful as well. Could not have had a more wonderful experience.

Brad, May 2023

Iowa City

Beautiful and Relaxing

We stayed at De Zevern as part of our honeymoon trip and it met all of our expectations.
It was a stunningly beautiful place with amazing far reaching views. The pool and pool area is beautifully kept with lovely plants all around. The breakfast and patio areas are beautiful with lots of interesting artwork and books to flick through. All of the staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
The room was nice and spacious with a sofa area, big bath and lovely bathroom. Comfy bad and a fantastic view!
De Zevern is in a great location to explore the local vineyards then get back to the lodge to enjoy a glass or two and take in the view.
All in all it was a wonderful place to stay and will highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

Laura Jayne, May 2023

London, United Kingdom


Exceptionally beautiful location... perfect for a relaxing and peaceful getaway for the surrounding, first class wineries... deliciously designed facility, well-designed... very helpful management and staff

Simone, February 2024


We'll be back!

My partner and I visited De Zeven Guest Lodge for two nights. It was an amazing experience! We loved meeting Adrian and his team. The service was exemplary and welcoming. The facilities were first rate—the room was well appointed, the bed very comfortable, and the bath and shower incredibly relaxing. The surrounding scenery was awe-inspiring! Such a special part of the world. We enjoyed the common areas, especially the fireplace. De Zeven Guest Lodge is a great base to explore Stellenbosch and surrounds, including the incredible wineries. Highly recommended, and we hope to be back soon!

Renier, September 2023

Melbourne, Australia

The finest hotel we have stayed in...

We spent nearly a week enjoying the spectacular views and unbelievable company that De Zeven offers. When looking for a place to celebrate my 40th birthday I knew we were onto a winner once we saw the pictures online… but in truth the pictures just didn’t do De Zeven justice, it was beyond our wildest expectations. From the first welcome the staff were friendly, caring and engaging. The breakfast was delicious, their own wine moreish, the views spectacular, the location was the perfect balance of secluded and close to town.
But it is the people (and cat) that make the place feel like home. Nothing was a bother, every question was answered and we are ever so grateful for you superb hospitality. It goes without saying that the basics were covered, impeccably clean, beds extremely comfortable, warm and cared for.
Quite simply the finest hotel we have ever stayed in.
Keep up the good work you are an absolute gem in the Stellenbosch landscape. We will return as we didn’t want to leave.
Thank you

Chris and Tracy, September 2023

A wonderful experience.

Absolutely wonderful guest lodge. Immaculately run. Fabulous rooms and amazing views. The food was just great and Adriaan & Nicky could not have been more helpful and accommodating.
Overall, a wonderful experience in a wonderful part of the world.

Patricia F., November 2023

United Kingdom

Returned to beauty with a purpose

If a 5* offering, at 4* rates and exceptional service, is for you as important as product offering; and De Zeven is NOT YET on your ticked-off list, then you are depriving yourself, from what you so much, deserve - my wife and I returned to this outstanding property which is a rather unique type of offering and will supercede your wildest expectations - Dianne and Rozanne in the restaurant left a long lasting and positive impression - their attention to detail and effectiveness will impress just about any foreign tourists and locals alike - if the hospitality industry could employ more of them, it would be great for the winelands - Husband and wife team, Nikki and Adriaan are clearly not just managing the team, but exceptional leaders - we will continue to support this great team, which are worthy of recognition and hope to return soon.

Bolton, December 2023

Pretoria, South Africa

Honeymoon Paradise

My husband and I stayed here while we explored the winelands as part of our South African honeymoon. The stay was incredible and everything we had hoped for. It was quiet and relaxing, the rooms were huge and spotless, the pool was clean and refreshing, breakfast was delicious and the staff was very attentive. But the views and scenery were by far the best part. It was our mini paradise being tucked away in the mountains, surrounded by gorgeous purple lavender bushes, with a glass of wine enjoying the sun or the stars!

Rachel L., December 2023

Bernard and Iris

We spent 4 wonderful days in this little paradise in Stellenbosch. A beautiful lodge, stylishly decorated, a warm welcome... from the very beginning, we felt at home. The breakfast was delicious, and since we had already made reservations at restaurants, we unfortunately couldn't try the little delicacies that the house offers. The wine bar was well stocked, and there were so many lovely nooks to retreat with a glass of wine. The view of the valley from the lodge is simply breathtaking. The extensive garden is wonderfully maintained, and in the early morning, the lounges and seating in the garden are already prepared.
If needed, you can also use a sauna (with an equally beautiful view of the vineyards). A huge compliment to the entire team
Greetings Bernhard & Iris

Bernard and Iris

The best hotel I have ever stayed in! Simply sensational! New hotel, beautiful room, spacious and with a unique view of Mount Simonsberg, breakfast with many varieties of food and drink, great service and we were welcomed with a bottle of local champagne. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend this location to couples and travellers who are passionate about lodging with outstanding views.

PS: After meeting more than 41 countries and more than 125 different cities, I choose this hotel as my favourite!

Luan Guerra

Barueri, Brazil

Our stay at De Zeven was very enjoyable. We were greeted with a refreshing bottle of Limoenkloof wine, a fitting introduction to a guesthouse that we are sure to return to.

The suites are excellently planned and furbished, with a view over the Banhoek Valley that will surely impress. The main house has a cozy atmosphere and the staff are very friendly.

I highly recommend De Zeven Guesthouse and rate it as one of the best luxury guesthouses in the Stellenbosch region.

James Kilbourn