South Africa, situated on the most southern tip of the African continent. Not only is South Africa a firm favourite for a Big 5 safari, but visitors visit for great food, nature and unique adventures. The Cape Town area is a great addition to a safari and visiting the Winelands a top-rated tourist attraction. Although you can visit the area for a day while staying in the city centre, to get the most of your visit it is best to overnight. And why not consider De Zalze Lodge for your next holiday?
The lodge is only 3 kilometres from the town of Stellenbosch – close enough to explore all the history and beautifully preserved buildings of this University town, but also a little further away to enjoy great views and tranquillity.
De Zalze Lodge itself is a Cape Dutch vernacular style guest lodge. While at the lodge you can enjoy the views of lush vineyards and the breathtaking Stellenbosch Mountains.
With 40 rooms to choose from, this is an excellent lodge for any traveller. The rooms range from a standard room to luxury rooms with views as well as 2-bedroom family suites, ideal for travelling with little ones.
De Zalze Lodge is a great stop to just relax for a day or three. You can enjoy the African sun on one of the sun loungers at the rim-flow pool. Why not enjoy a wine tasting at the lodge beforehand and you can select your preferred wine to enjoy while soaking up the sun.
On the estate, you can also enjoy a few trails through the vineyards. Whether you are a runner or cyclist, there is a trail for you.
The lodge is situated right on the doorstep of the De Zalze Golf Course – this is one of the finest courses in the Cape Region. This 18-hole golf course offers a round of golf for any type of golfer. They have a practice facility where you can loosen up and practice your range, chipping and putting before your game starts. There is also a halfway house for a quick drink and bite to eat, or you can enjoy a meal at the clubhouse at the end of your round.
Travelling on business or planning a get-together, there is also a few venue options at the lodge you can book. Conference packages are also available to assist in easing the planning process.
Situated in the Stellenbosch Wine Route, a visit would not be complete without a visit to a few estates in the area. Stellenbosch is known for its award-winning wines and visiting the estates; you will not only taste these wines but also learn more about the process.
Being the second oldest town in South Africa, Stellenbosch is rich in history. There are town tours you can join to learn more about the town history. Popular attractions would include Dorp Street, the University, the Village Museum and Oom Samie se Winkel.
There is a little more to just wine and history to the town fo Stellenbosch. It has fast become an excellent area for outdoor activities. There is plenty of mountain bike and running trails. You can rent a segway and cruise through the vineyards. Or just take a chill day and go and pick some strawberries and enjoy a picnic at the Botanical Gardens.
When planning your next Cape Town Vacation, do not forget to include a few nights in Stellenbosch. De Zalze Lodge would love to welcome you!