The Kleine Zalze Lodge
Continuing the theme of genuine, easy-going and down-to-earth hospitality, Kleine Zalze Lodge offers home-away-from-home accommodation. Designed in the Cape vernacular, the lodge blends seamlessly with the local environment and mirrors the aesthetic set by the neighbouring golfing estate. The spacious, tranquil rooms are comfortable and sophisticated but informally decorated with tasteful simplicity. They also afford visitors total privacy. Each suite is named after a grape cultivar and comes with its own fireplace. All 47 rooms offer exquisite views of the vineyards, mountains and golf course.
There’s a rim-flow swimming pool, a range of vineyard trails for hiking or running, mountain bike trails, as well as wine tastings and cellar tours.
In addition to 24-hour security, all accommodation, both suites and individual rooms, are air-conditioned, fitted with under floor heating, satellite television, internet access, room safes and even European wall plugs.
Attentive, thoughtful but unobtrusive service is the Lodges’ hallmark.
As the Lodge is just 3 km from the beautifully preserved, historic university town of Stellenbosch, it is ideally located for exploring what is one of South Africa’s oldest communities. Many of the original buildings have been faithfully restored, giving visitors a glimpse of life in the town 200 and even 300 years ago. There are many outstanding examples to see of Cape Dutch domestic architecture, mainly along Dorp Street, as well as several leading art galleries, museums, beautiful boutiques, antique shops, jewelers, farm stalls and an exciting range of restaurants, bistros and brasseries,
Saturday morning organic and flea markets provide a wonderful opportunity for browsing and engaging with the area’s creative talent.
Kleine Zalze also lies on the Stellenbosch Wine Route, South Africa’s most prominent wine route and source of most of the country’s award-winning wines, making it the perfect base from which to learn firsthand about the country’s famous names in wines.
Golfers can indulge virtually on the spot at the De Zalze Golf Course, one of the Cape’s finest venues and continue at a range of other top-ranking courses, each no more than 20 minutes’ drive.