About us

As devoted animal lovers, we share our lives with 8 family dogs, 2 cats, 2 white swans, numerous geese and ducks, guinea fowl, pigeons and countless free ranging chickens and rabbits. Our love for the Flat Coated Retriever breed inspired us to establish Zimzala K9 Estate in 2007 and the rest, as they say in the classics, is history. Today, Zimzala facilitates a premium Hotel for Dogs, The Parlour for all dog grooming services, Doggie Daycare facilities, K9 Training School and The Dogshop@Zimzala. We take great pride in we offer visitors and loyal customers. Our dependable and caring staff is a source of great joy, making sure we give every visitor the best care and attention at their home away from home

Willem de Wet


Forever adventurer, devoted animal lover and family man. Willem is the co-founder of Zimzala and responsible for daily operations and customer satisfaction.

Amanda de Wet


Obedience and Gundog trainer, Flatcoat fanatic and animal lover. Amanda is the co-founder of Zimzala and responsible for the Zimzala K9 Training school.

Marietjie Liebenberg


Our K9 Hotel Manager. Responsible for checking in all our visitors and always going that extra mile to ensure their health and happiness during their stay.

Marguerite Schoeman


Dog photographer, Dog Groomer in Chief, super office and Dogshop administrator. Marguerite manages all our bookings, customer administration and communication.

Norbert and Nesbert Mupondiwa


Norbert and Nesbert are Zimzala's long standing groundsmen and gardeners. Thanks to them our facilities and grounds are always kept in top condition.


Thembisa, one of our very first employees, makes magic happen on a daily basis by always keeping our hotel facilities hygienic and pristine clean.

Prince Bonde


Prince is our dog loving wingman in the Parlour. He is primarily responsible for washing and grooming all our K9 clients to perfection.


Always friendly and smiling. Our Kennel Assistant receiving, moving and handling dogs, always ensuring our visitors are happy and having a great play day.

About Zimzala K9 Estate

Zimzala K9 Estate is set in the picturesque Stellenbosch Winelands. Our modern Hotel for Dogs have 35 spacious and airy rooms, each with direct access to an outside run. Our lawned play paddocks nestles among manicured gardens and mature trees. Each paddock has a water feature and access to ample fresh water throughout the day. Special forest walks are undertaken on request in a 50 ha adjoining Pine forest where dogs can sniff and run to hearts content.

Our dedicated grooming parlour, with unique walk-in-wash bay is perfect for grooming your dog in a low stress environment. Also linger for a while in our well appointed Dogshop@Zimzala for special doggie items ranging from specialised gundog and obedience training equipment, dog toys, whistles to bespoke leather collars and leashes, etc. We are also a stockist of Doggobone Raw Active products

Our well known K9 Training School, with several proud graduates over the years, is a must do for every new and existing dog owner. We only employ "positive reinforcement " training techniques during our fun and game based training sessions. From puppy socialization classes to advanced obedience training and in-house "Boot camp for Fido" ; we have the right training for you.

Our business hours


8am - 6pm


8am - 6pm


8am - 6pm


8am - 6pm


8am - 6pm




4pm - 6pm

Dog walking

Zimzala - We care for and about dogs!
Dog heaven right here in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.