Adding to the popularity is its position on the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route, as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Superbly serviced, and with a spectacular golf course right on the doorstep, it’s not surprising that Winelands Golf Lodges is such a sought-after destination especially with golfers.
The De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate comprises 300 hectares. It is a working wine farm along with fabulous fairways, olive groves, lavender fields and charming ‘villages’ of high quality, free-standing private homes and luxurious holiday lodges.The lodges were designed to complement the traditional Cape-style architecture of the Estate. The main features being white painted/plastered exteriors finished with grey sheet metal roofs.
Most have generously spaced outdoor areas under cover. Windows and doors are made from choice wood and interiors combine luxury tiling, carpeting, kitchen and bathroom fittings.The lodge complex is located immediately alongside and adjoining the clubhouse of the superb De Zalze Golf Club, and fronts onto the 10th fairway of the course. No accommodation on the estate is located closer or more conveniently to the golf club. This affords easy and immediate access to a superb course and all the excellent facilities associated with a top-notch golf venue.
The 18-hole De Zalze Golf Course with its rolling fairways, water expanses and majestic views is currently ranked fourth in the Western Cape and 23rd in South Africa. The wooded banks of the Blaauwklippen River which runs along several of the fairways, adds to the visually pleasing landscape while at the same time providing unique golfing challenges.
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Apart from excellent golf, the Estate also offers cycling, walks amongst the vineyards, visits to the winery and delicious meals at it’s restaurant. But there are also many wonderful trips, tours and excursions to be had in the surrounding areas.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably South Africa’s most famous, and the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin area includes 106 cellars – most of which are open to the public. Here you can enjoy a relaxing day tasting some of the country’s best wines. This favourite Wine Route is guaranteed to take you to the region’s top-ranked estates (both historic and modern).There are also other excellent wine routes in nearby Franschhoek, Groot Drakenstein and Paarl.
Walks, hikes and trails
These range from an easy 5.3km scenic walk to the challenging 17.1km Panorama Trail and the 18km Swartboskloof Trail. Visit Granny’s Forest at Helderberg Farm for easy walking trails and even an overnight shelter. The longer 24km full-day Vineyard Hiking Trail is best enjoyed in autumn or spring. It starts on the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, above the Oude Libertas Centre, and meanders through the forestry plantations, vineyards, olive groves and coastal renosterveld.
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