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Celebrate Heritage Day in Stellenbosch

September 2023

This Heritage Day, we invite you to embrace the spirit of unity and heritage in one of South Africa’s most picturesque towns, Stellenbosch. Nestled in the heart of the Western Cape’s wine country, Stellenbosch is renowned for its stunning landscapes, award-winning wineries, and rich history.

But Stellenbosch isn’t just a place to sip on exceptional wines. It’s a place where tradition and heritage are woven into every aspect of life. And this Heritage Day, the town is rolling out the red carpet for a celebration that you won’t want to miss.

Vredenheim | BBQ, Burgers and Bubbles

Come and celebrate Braai Day with family and friends alongside the picturesque Vredenheim dams. Indulge in a flame-roasted burger, boerewors and sparkling drink while enjoying some beautiful background music by Emil Struwig.

Here’s what you can look forward to:
Beef, chicken or vegetarian burger, served with a flame grilled mielie and a koeksister | A choice of one glass of sparkling wine or grape juice or a beer | A fishing experience + fly tie demonstration (fish with your own rods and fishing gear at one dam and/or fly fishing with expert help and fishing rods provided at another dam just around the corner) | Jumping castle for the kids | Special add-ons: Your Braai Day ticket entitles you to a 50% discount off the entrance fee at the Vredenheim Big Cats and Game Drives and Vredenheim Animal Farm

When: Sunday, 24 September from 10:00 to 16:00
Cost: Adults R175 pp | Children under 12 R95 per child
Book here: Buy your tickets on Quicket or email

Stellenbosch Village Museum | Heritage Fair

Join the Village Museum team this Heritage Day for a celebration of the diverse traditions that make up our beautiful nation. The entrance fee covers all workshops (such as bead-working, oil-painting, Arabic-Afrikaans writing), musical performances, wine tasting, and access to the Village Museum’s period houses. There will also be traditional foods for sale, as well as cakes from recipes handwritten here in Stellenbosch in 1819.

When: Sunday, 24 September from 11:00 – 16:00
Cost: Adults R100 per person | Children R50 per person
For bookings and enquiries contact 021 887 2937

Clos Malverne Restaurant | Heritage Day Menu

Enjoy a delicious South African 3-course meal at the Restaurant at Clos Malverne. This will be a meal you do not want to miss. Chef Nicole will take you on a “safari” with true South African cuisine in celebration of our Heritage. You can look forward to familiar favorites such as vertkoek with curry mince, snoek with apricot compote, paptert, pampoenkoekies, bobotie, malva poeding and so much more.

When: Sunday, 24 September
Cost: R300 per person | Children welcome R150
Book your spot:

Muratie Wine Estate | Heritage Tasting & Talk with Dr Rijk Melck

Heritage is the golden thread that connects past, present and future. At Muratie it is more than their historical buildings and artifacts, and the famous residents immortalised by their wines. It is the stories of traditions and relationships that have endured through centuries, also values and a team culture that are actively nurtured as part of their living heritage.

When: Monday, 25 September from 11:00 – 13:00
Cost: R495 per person. Includes Wine tasting, history talk and a branded glass

Heritage Day Braai | Klein Joostenberg Picnics

On the 24th of September, the Klein Joostenberg Picnics team always do a lekker braai in their garden and add a few new dishes to the menu. This year, they have decided to go all out and will be lighting the fire for TWO days!
Join them between 9am to 5pm on Sunday 24 September and Monday 25 September to enjoy these delicious Heritage weekend specials:
Braai’d Muldersvlei Merguez with cous cous, rocket, and yoghurt dressing – R95
Boerie roll with tomato smoor – R65

TrailFun Heritage Run | Neethlingshof Wine Estate

Celebrate our natural heritage outdoors at the annual Heritage Day trail run hosted at the historic Neethlingshof Wine Estate. Established more than 300 years ago, Neethlingshof Estate boasts some of the best restored and preserved traditional Cape Dutch buildings, leaving visitors with a distinct sense of history and old-world charm. The run forms part of the TrailFun Holiday Series and is the perfect way to explore the beauty and charm of the farm and surrounding winelands and the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy (BHRC) that strives to preserve the less than 5% remaining Renosterveld.

When: Sunday, 24 September
Cost: Entries are from R70 to R230
For more info and bookings click here

Heritage Day Picnic at Eikendal Vineyards

Pack your own picnic basket & blanket, and celebrate Heritage Day at Eikendal Vineyards. Spend the day on the luscious lawns next to their dams with family and friends, with live music and wines from their stellar collection of award-winning wines.

When: Sunday, 24 September from 12h00 – 19h00
Cost: R120 per person
Bookings are essential: *please note that only Eikendal wines are allowed and no other alcoholic beverages.

Lanzerac Wine Estate | Long Table Dinner

Lanzerac’s heritage focuses on honouring the land, the people, and the cuisine for more than 330 years. This Heritage Day, Executive Chef Stephen will be celebrating a famed favourite from the David Rawdon era as told by Michael Olivier – the renowned Lanzerac Cheese Buffet.

Take a seat at Lanzerac’s long table where an abundant feast awaits, inspired by the famous Lanzerac Cheese Tables. Immerse yourself in local art and music and enjoy Lanzerac wine of distinction.

When: Sunday, 24 September at 17:30
Dress code: Elegant Formal
Cost: R1750 per person
Please email to book your seat at the table.