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Linger longer in Stellenbosch with clever holiday planning

February 2024

Welcome to the heart of the Cape Winelands, where the charm of Stellenbosch beckons you to linger longer and create unforgettable memories. As the seasons unfold, we’ve crafted the ultimate guide for savvy holiday planning, ensuring that you make the most of every long weekend and special occasion.

March, April & May | Where (almost) every other weekend is a long weekend!

Thursday, 21 March – Human Rights Day | Friday, 29 March – Good Friday | Monday, 1 April – Family Day
Stellenbosch sets the stage for an extraordinary start to your year, with holidays in March that demand attention. From Human Rights Day to Good Friday and Family Day, the town comes alive with possibilities. We’ve cracked the code for a 12-day family extravaganza or a rejuvenating 4-day escape with your loved ones. Explore the diverse offerings of Stellenbosch, from family-style dining to kid-friendly spots, as you plan your perfect getaway.

Check out some of our blogs for inspo:
Family Style dining
Kid-friendly spots in Stellenbosch

Saturday, 27 April – Freedom Day | Wednesday, 1 May – Workers Day

For a spontaneous break, seize the opportunity on Freedom Day and Workers Day. Take just two days off, and gift yourself a well-deserved 5-day escape. Stellenbosch, with its arttistic soul and rich cultural heritage, awaits your exploration.

Check out some of our blogs for inspo:
Art is all around
Top 10 must-do experiences

June, August & September | When wine is our drink of choice and the outdoors our paradise

Sunday, 16 June – Youth Day | Monday, 17 June – Public Holiday

We invite you and your adventurous family and friends to come and explore the plethora of outdoor activities that Stellenbosch has on offer during winter. The temperature forecast might say it’s a bit chilly but the walking routes, mountain bike tracks and our town’s historic streets are giving us all the warm feels. Simply take 4 days’ leave from 18 – 21 June and you and your family can enjoy a delightful and action-packed 9-day holiday. With schools closed between 15 June and 8 July, these 9 days are perfect if you want to enjoy a getaway with the kids.

Check out some of our blogs for inspo:
Explore the best of the Stellenbosch outdoors
Dwarsrivier | A nature-lover’s paradise

Friday, 9 August – National Woman’s Day

The streets (and the wine farms) come alive during August when we celebrate Wine Town Stellenbosch. South Africa’s heartland of wine goes on full display from Tuesday, 30 July to Sunday, 4 August 2024, when it welcomes families and friends to its annual celebration of the grape, suitably called Wine Town Stellenbosch.

Keep an eye on the Visit Stellenbosch and Stellenbosch Wine Routes social pages for all the latest news.

Check out the ever-so-popular wine bar scene in Stellenbosch.

Tuesday, 24 September – Heritage Day

In September we celebrate the start of a new season and one of SA’s favorite holidays namely Heritage Day or Braai day! You can roam the streets or wine farms of Stellenbosch and all you smell and see is our beautiful rainbow nation heritage! And Stellenbosch is no different! From braai menu’s, wine pairings and family events, Stellenbosch is the place to be. Simply take 1 day leave on 23 September and you can feast and frolic for a 4-day meander in our warm-hearted town!

For some Spring dining inspo, head over to our picnic blog.

December | A month-long celebration!

Monday, 16 December – Day of Reconciliation | Wednesday, 25 December – Christmas Day | Tuesday, 26 December – Day of Goodwill | Wednesday, 1 January 2025 – New Year’s Day

As the year concludes, December in Stellenbosch is a kaleidoscope of good food, family fun, and festive cheer. Take advantage of the holidays with smart planning. Whether it’s a 9-day retreat or an extended 12-day celebration, Stellenbosch offers the perfect backdrop for your year-end festivities. Unwrap the magic of the season, where every moment becomes a cherished memory.