History comes alive through De Zalze's architecture and landscaping, designed to capture the essence and charm of Stellenbosch and its Western European heritage. You will find clustered homes, boule courts and a homely village feel with landscaped common areas, surrounded by bubbling fountains, and cobbled streets, all adding to the visual heritage that inspired Stellenbosch.

Buildings share a distinct architectural character and form through high pitches and gables Their stylistic standard expressing common values and a way of life, yet leaving room for individuality through a choice of finishes and textures.

Landscaping equally respects De Zalze's roots. Strictly indigenous gardens, both private and estate-run, create green corridors between and through villages on the Estate, and are accessible through a series of walkways, allowing enjoyment of an exceptional sense of place.