There’s no doubt that we head to Stellenbosch for its award-winning wine and breathtaking countryside. But adventure seekers may need a dash of adrenaline or a dose of exercise alongside Stellenbosch’s big-hearted welcome and flavourful foodie delights.
There are countless incredible outdoor adventures in Stellenbosch to look forward to, even if you are only stopping by for a day. We put together a round-up of some of the best guided walking and biking tours.
Bikes ’n Wines
Bikes ‘n Wines runs guided walking and bicycle wine tours where you can explore the Cape’s Winelands. Gather your family and friends and enjoy some of the finest local wine tastings and food pairings the Western Cape Winelands has to offer. All while pedalling or walking through exclusive and picturesque wine estates. Whether you’re partial to a gentle morning cruise or want to get your heart pumping on a mountain bike adventure tour, there is something to suit everyone.
T: +27 74 186 0418, W: www.bikesnwines.com
Bites and Sites Food Tours
Join the red apron! Guided walking tours that connect you to the heart and soul of Stellenbosch food. Small group, half-day tours. Explore the town centre with your insider guide. Sample authentic Cape flavours. Visit trendy artisans for various tastings. Discover African hospitality and the creativity of township life in “sweet home” Kayamandi.
T: +27 72 989 3438, W: www.bitesandsites.co.za
Casa Cerveza – Mountain Bike Tours
With so many places to see in and around Stellenbosch, why not enjoy them while taking a guided tour on your mountain bike with guides from the local community in Kayamandi? Experience something unique on all of our tours and see the beauty that is Stellenbosch, whether you want to see the town, or take a trip through the surrounding mountains.
T: +27 21 0230 346, W: www.casacerveza.co.za
Pniël Cultural and Environmental Hiking Tours
Break away from the usual wine tasting and discover or explore the beauty of a small missionary town Pniël, close to Stellenbosch with an unforgettable scenic moderate hike in the mountains of the Dwarsriver valley.
T: +27 84 428 4620, W: www.pnielhikingtours.co.za
South Sky Stellenbosch
South Sky Stellenbosch offers all-inclusive mountain bike holidays. Experience the very best of mountain biking in Stellenbosch with daily guided rides, accommodation near the trails, dinners in the town centre and a choice of daily trips to nearby wine farms or Cape Town.
A holiday made for mountain bikers, by mountain bikers.
T: +27 79 514 0957, W: www.southsky.bike
Stellenbosch on Foot
Join Stellenbosch on Foot and explore the “village of the oaks” with its shady oak avenues bordered by the water furrows of the Mill Stream. Admire the charm and harmony of the Cape Dutch Architecture and listen to tales about the colorful inhabitants of three centuries.
T: +27 84 479 7262, W: www.stellenboschonfoot.co.za
Township and Village
Township and Village is a community-wide tourism initiative that welcomes visitors into the hearts and homes of the culture-rich communities that surround the beautiful winelands town of Stellenbosch. Explore, learn and participate in the vibrant day-to-day life of South Africans, through the eyes of resident tour guides and local community members.
T: +27 83 289 0818, W: www.townshipandvillage.co.za