De Zalze Lodge
Cape Dutch style meets modern, contemporary design at De Zalze Lodge. Located in historic Stellenbosch, the property sits beside amazing verdant golf courses and spectacular wineries, all of which beg to be explored during your stay. The resort's clean design and bevy of activities mean that days can be as relaxing or exciting as you please — and there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Golfers, oenophiles, and anyone looking to just get away everything will find something to fall in love with.
While staying at De Zalze Lodge, guests can:
- Enjoy wine tastings with pours from the region's most famed vineyards, such as Kleine Zalze Wines
- Relax in one of 40 rooms with views of the golf course and mountains and luxe, high-end amenities
- Taste the best of the region at the hotel's newly remodeled restaurant, which overlooks the golf course's first hole
- Test your skills on the greens at the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, which boasts a course with river views and oak trees
- Take some time at the pool to rejuvenate after a day of biking, fishing, hiking, and tennis
Located on a working winery, Klein Zalze, the terroir lends wines a full-bodied flavor that's distinctly South African. Nearby, the famed Terroir restaurant is just minutes away and the historic town of Stellenbosch has charming streets boasting quaint shops, enchanting cafés, and quirky boutiques.
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The lodge has 40 comfortable and welcoming guestrooms outfitted with user-friendly technology and luxurious upgrades such as underfloor heating and heated towel racks in bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi so that you don't have to miss your favorite shows or disconnect completely. Superior Rooms feature small balconies and a sleeper couch for groups of three or more and Luxury Suites are even more magnificent, with fireplaces, views of the stunning mountains of South Africa or the greens of the golf course, and some even have kitchens and dining areas. Family Suites are tailor-made for larger groups, with plenty of room for everyone to take in the views and enjoy the resort.
De Zalze Lodge's on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a spectacular buffet in the morning from 7-10 a.m. and make sure to find a seat out on the terrace, which is drenched in sunlight and offers views of the golf course.
The hotel's restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, offering an a la carte menu that highlights local ingredients and classic technique.
Terroir, a famed fine-dining destination, is just minutes away and guests are encouraged to contact the concierge to arrange for an unforgettable culinary experience there, as well.
Golf may be the main draw at De Zalze, with a course designed to be welcoming to beginners and challenging to pros alike. Follow the red and blue markers for a more casual game or go for the white and yellow to test yourself and polish your swing. The course incorporates parkland holes and the oak tree-lined Blaauwklippen River meanders through the entire green, making for stunning scenery at every turn. The reception team at De Zalze is happy to make arrangements for groups and solo players at the De Zalze Golf Club and all hotel guests can take advantage of special rates.
The resort also hosts daily wine tastings, bringing the best of the region to every session. Learn from the pros if you're still refining your palate or explore to find a new favorite bottle. Families will love the infinity pool and the free bicycle rentals, which put the entire resort at your fingertips. Explore the rolling hills and the river or just take it easy poolside.
Located just minutes from Stellenbosch, visitors can head to the historic university town, which goes back more than two centuries. Take in the Cape Dutch architecture on Dorp Street and take some time to enjoy the museums, galleries, and antique stores that line the streets. As one of South Africa's oldest communities, it's like taking a walk through living history.
Other activities to consider include:
- Kleine Zalze Wines and Wine Tasting Centre
- Terroir Restaurant
- Waterford, Dornier, Ernie Else, and Guardian Peak vineyards
- Gordon's Bay beaches
De Zalze Lodge
De Zalze Lodge and Kleine Zalze Wine Estate are the crown jewels of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, South Africa's most prominent wine route. Many of the country's award-winning wines are produced in the area and most wineries offer tours and tastings. Set in a historic university town away from Cape Town and Johannesburg, Stellenbosch is a world away from the cities and safaris associated with an African getaway.
Cape Town International Airport is 13 mi / 21 km away.