Instagram-Worthy Fireplaces to Warm your Heart

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Welcome to Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination.

Complete freedom to sit at your favourite restaurant or wine farm in front of a crackling fireplace, while enjoying a glass of Stellenbosch Wine, might be a while away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t relive some of our most-memorable fire-side chats. Here’s our pick of the best fireplaces in Stellenbosch, perfect for your Instagram snaps later on…

Majeka House

It’s difficult to top Majeka Lounge in the elegance stakes. This five-star hotel, restaurant and spa is straight out of a storybook. With Swiss-inspired armchairs and Halogen wallpaper, it’s the perfect place to cosy up to with a bottle of red while settling into a toasty atmosphere against the backdrop of crackling flames.
Majeka House is open for business. Book to stay with us, we are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for stayovers – the spa and Lounge menu is open all week. More information: https://www.majekahouse.co.za/

Delaire Graff Estate

Sometimes referred to as the jewel of Stellenbosch, Delaire Graff boasts an unrivalled setting that takes toasty log fires to new heights. If you’re looking for those Instagram-worthy shots, stand outside and survey the valley beyond. The ‘Owner’s Villa’ shows you a world of luxury as you sip on Sauvignon Blanc, and indulge in their double-sided bronze-clad fireplace that’ll warm your heart.

Delaire Graff Restaurant and Indochine are open. To make a booking online, find us on Dine Plan: Indochine – https://bit.ly/3igasRt // Delaire Graff Restaurant – https://bit.ly/2NFbdoX. Or call us on 021 885 8160. Please note that due to COVID-19 regulations, regrettably no alcohol will be served. ⁠Our Wine Lounge is however open to purchase wine to enjoy at home. More information: https://www.delaire.co.za/

Lanzerac

The Lanzerac Craven Lounge is your picturesque social scene, with a roaring fireplace, plush rugs, and an adornment of fascinating memorabilia. Lanzerac invites you to stay as you indulge in company, craft beer, and carefully curated wines that soothe the soul.

While the Craven Lounge is still closed, the Lanzerac Deli is open for sit-down dining and take-aways from 8am – 5pm daily. More information: https://www.lanzerac.co.za/

96 Winery Road

Set in the heart of the Helderberg countryside, this tasty restaurant shows off three crackling hearths fully-fledged and ready for pure indulgence. With over 300 vintages, deliciously cooked aged steaks, and scenery that spans the horizon, we wouldn’t want to leave either.

We are open for lunch from 12h00 daily and for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.  What’s more, our fireplaces will be roaring and keeping things cozy. The deli is open from 09h30 daily, serving coffees, croissants, and pastries.  More information: https://www.96wineryroad.co.za/

Restaurant Jardine

Jardine is perfect for any occasion. Most notably, it stands out with a romantic setting, roaring fireplace and cosy interior. Indulge in the freshest locally grown produce and dishes that will warm your heart and soul. With an ever-changing menu, Jardine invites you into a new world with every toasty experience. Restaurant Jardine will be closed for revamping and re-inventing with opening scheduled for 1 August.  In the meantime, you can still enjoy Jardine at Home or head on over to Jordan Restaurant, which will be open for lunches Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only during the month of July.
More information: https://www.restaurantjardine.co.za/

Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Avontuur adopts the philosophy of being your ‘home away from home’. With underfloor heating and a superb fireplace at your side, this restaurant practically compels you to relax. Sit back and let their Above Royalty Liqueur Wine, and 10-year pot stilled brandy, keep the winter chill at bay.

The Avontuur Estate Restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday, serving breakfast and lunch. With a fireplace and underfloor heating, we are always toasty.  We are also still running with our take away menu over the weekend. More information: https://www.avontuurestate.co.za/restaurant /

For more information on where to dine during Lockdown Level 3 and where one can cozy up to a roaring fire, contact the Visit Stellenbosch Information Center on 021 886 4310 or email info@visitstellenbosch.org

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