Our property is a 4 bedroom (sleeps 8) luxury house, built in the Cape Dutch style, on the world-class De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, situated 3kms from the historic town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Wine lands.
The house is 100m from the 14th tee and walking distance from the clubhouse. The rear of the house has magnificent views of vineyards in one direction and the Stellenbosch Mountain range in the other. The estate which enjoys 24hr security, houses 3 active wine farms including 2 of the regions premier wine producers Kleine Zalze and Spier.
The property has a lounge, dining room (seating for 12) and indoor barbecue/TV room. Outside there is a dining area (seats 12), a pool terrace and a plunge pool and gardens. There is a garage for 2 cars and off street parking for 2 more. 3 bikes are provided for guest use.
Restaurants: There are many truly world class restaurants within easy driving distance of the de Zalze estate including one, Terroir, which is on the estate itself. A welcome pack awaits you in the property and details of local restaurants can be emailed to you in advance, as many of them can get very busy in peak season and require booking well in advance.
Other restaurants of note for which we can personally vouch (sorted by distance from the house, closest first - approximately!), are:
Bodega, Dornier wine estate,
Overture, Hidden Valley Wines,
The Restaurant - Rust en Vrede wine estate,
Big Easy, Ernie Els' venture into the restaurant business in Stellenbosch,
Tokara Restaurant, Tokara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch,
Bread and Wine, Moreson Wine Estate, Franschhoek,
Quartier Francais, Franschhoek
....and many more
The property is located on the De Zalze Golf Winelands estate in Stellenbosch, venue of the 2006 South African Amateur and World Amateur Team Championships, and rated 3rd in the Western Cape. A bespoke golf package can be arranged to include all accommodation, flights, golf, restaurant reservations, transport, and the services of a personal golf professional during your holiday. Please contact us more details.
Whilst there is no need to leave de Zalze for world class golf, should you wish to venture further afield, some other local courses of note are: Erinvale 20 minutes drive, Arabella 75 minutes drive, Pearl Valley 30 minutes drive, Atlantic Beach 75 minutes drive, Steenburg 45 minutes, Stellenbosch 5 minutes.
Golf: The property is part of the 300 hectare de Zalze Wine lands Golf Estate offering golfers and visitors the opportunity to enjoy on site wine tasting, picturesque accommodation, dining at Terroir Restaurant as well as relaxing on the terrace at the spectacular clubhouse where you can enjoy superb breakfasts and lunches. The De Zalze championship golf course, already rated No3 in the Western Cape, has recently hosted the SAA Open and World Amateur Championships.
De Zalze offers a fine mix of parkland holes, its main defences being the water features on several of the holes. The oak-lined Blaauwklippen River winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals. Renowned golf course architect, Peter Matkovich, designed the De Zalze Golf Course, making most of the stunning setting while placing a premium on accuracy.
Since the opening in 2000, the club was quick to reap rewards. De Zalze was selected to host the 2006 World Amateur Team Championships, moved from 44th to 24th in the latest Golf Digest Top 100 Courses, was recently placed 13th in the Top 30 Best Conditioned courses and De Zalze also received a service-orientated “Five-Star Golf Experience” Award, managed by Compleat Golfer, joining only 14 other courses out of over 450 courses in South Africa to achieve this honour.
De Zalze is also the first golf course in the world to be recognised for adherence to Fair Trade principles and criteria and has been Fair Trade certified.