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Get your romance on in Stellenbosch

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Author Marty Rubin once said, “The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best”. Why not combine the two with a romantic getaway to Stellenbosch this Valentine’s Day weekend? From cosying up in a luxurious hotel room with seemingly endless views of the sprawling vineyards, to a partner pamper session at the spa, there’s sure to be plenty of opportunity to relax, unwind, and revel in each other’s company.

Friday, 12 Feb

We have hand-picked two accommodation options that are bound to ramp up the romance throughout this special weekend:

Love is in the air at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa

Situated in the centre of town, Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa is offering a hearty Valentine’s package. For just R899 per person, you’ll be treated to all the bells and whistles of a bed and breakfast offering, complimentary access to the steamy sauna, and a free 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage to ease the tension and help you melt into your much-anticipated time away.

This unmissable deal is valid from 1 – 28 February 2021. To make a booking, contact 021 883 8207 or email info@coopmanhuijs.co.za

Spoil your favourite person at Le Pommier Estate

 V-day Le PommierEnjoy  an unforgettable weekend in the winelands with an indulgent stay at Le Pommier Estate. Book a cosy country room at just R500 per person, or an comfortable and cosy suite at just R600 per person. Included in the rate is a full bed and breakfast experience and a complimentary wine tasting for you and your love.

Book now via 021 885 1269 or email info@lepommier.co.za with the hashtag #instalovepommier

Snacks and sundowners in Stellenbosch

Sample a generously-filled glass of delicious wine on a beautiful summer’s evening in Stellenbosch! If you’re in search of just the spot, you can’t go wrong with Bartinney Champagne and Wine Bar.

Bartinney Champagne and Wine Bar

V-day BartinneyVenture out onto the terrace and you’ll instantly be greeted by the vibey atmosphere of Stellenbosch come sunset! Take your pick from the estate’s fine wine creations – the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are especially popular – and sip and snack to your heart’s content. The bar is known for its seasonal, locally-sourced nibbles and sharing plates.

Make a reservation via 063 485 374 or winebar@bartinney.co.za to avoid disappointment

Saturday, 13 Feb

Get the morning started on the right foot by selecting a memorable activity that perfectly matches your partnership. Here are some ideas:

Spier Spa for those who love to be pampered

V-day Spier spaGive your skin a healthy glow and loosen up those muscles by taking full advantage of the Valentine’s special at Spier Spa. You’ll both sit down to a relaxing scalp, neck and shoulder massage, a hand and arm treatment, as well as a foot scrub and reflexology treatment. Savour every second of this tranquil experience with a complimentary mocktail in hand, followed by a mouth-watering lunch. You’ll also receive a romantic spa bath pack to take home. All of this will set you back just R720 per person.

Make your booking here: https://www.spier.co.za/visit/spa

The Delheim Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing for those with a sweet tooth

V-Day Delheim CupcakesGive into sweet temptation by indulging in a wine & fynbos cupcake pairing at Delheim. You’ll be served four award-winning wines, each perfectly complimented by a different fynbos-infused cupcake. This is definitely a wine tasting to remember!

Bookings are encouraged via Dineplan or www.delheim.com

A guided hike in Jonkershoek Valley for the adventurous at heart

V-Day JonkershoekGet active with the team at The Adventure Shop! The company offers a choice between 3 guided hikes through the breath-taking Jonkershoek Valley, each varying in length and difficulty. The shortest is 6.5 km and the longest is 17 km. They cost between R700 and R950 per person and promise romantic views and moments as you slowly wind your way along stunning mountain trails.

Book here.

Once the morning has come to an end, you’ll be feeling peckish and ready for some soul food and sunshine.

Vredenheim Estate Valentine’s Offer

Opt for a fun day out with someone you love this Valentine’s and treat them to a romantic Game Drive on Vredenheim Estate. Think cheese, wine and bubbly on this drive around the Estate all for just R620 per couple.
Departure times are 11am and 1pm.
Book in advance via email to wine@vredenheim.co.za or call 021 881 3878

Your day won’t be complete without a romantic dinner for two:

Jardine Restaurant

V-day JardineMarvel at the diversity of Jardine Restaurant’s a la carte menu and order whatever you fancy, or go with the tried, tested and celebrated 3-course or 5-course set menu for a Valentine’s Eve meal to remember. Be sure to arrive early to make the most of the establishment’s ‘Happy Hour’ from 4pm – 6pm and indulge in yet another glass of white or red or try something heartier in the form of an ice-cold beer on tap.

Make a reservation via 021 886 5020 or info@restaurantjardine.co.za

Beyerskloof Wine Bar

V-Day beyerskloof wine barBeyerskloof Wynbar is lovingly referred to as the second home of Pinotage. This is the place to be if you’re hoping to sample the phenomenal list of multi-award-winning wines of Beyerskloof at Cellar Price in the heart of Stellenbosch. Complement your chosen wine with a selection of meze comfort foods.

Secure your table via 081 846 7997 or wynbar@beyerskloof.co.za

Sunday, 14 Feb

The best way to spend Valentine’s Day? Gazing into each other’s eyes as you savour yet another glorious gastronomic experience. Below are some lunch options to consider.

A quiet picnic in the Winelands

Cuddle in the sunshine on a soft blanket when you opt to treat yourselves to a mouth-watering picnic spread this Valentine’s Day. Here’s our Picnic Round-Up for Valnetine’s Sunday:

Zevenwacht Wine Estate
You’ll have a choice between a Farmhouse basket or a vegetarian basket (both available for take-away if you’d prefer to eat in the comfort of your hotel room). Baskets cost R440 for two people.
Make your booking via restaurant@zevenwacht.co.za

Peter Falke Wines 
Enjoy a lavish, romantic and socially distanced picnic, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and the Stellenbosch mountains. For R490 per couple you will be treated with a delicious mixed platter, glass of MCC on arrival, a sweet treat and a bottle of Blanc de Noir. Spaces are very limited so make your booking now via tasting@peterfalkewines.co.za 

Haskell Vineyards
Magnificent views and lush green lawns create the mood for a fun and relaxing romantic picnic. It is a busy and love filled weekend so spaces are limited, make your booking now via longtable@haskellvineyards.co.za or call 021 881 3746.

For more information or recommendations, do not hesitate to contact the Visit Stellenbosch Information Centre at 021 886 4310.

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