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Stellenbosch luxury stays in the winelands

Revel in the lap of luxury as you pull on a cosy bathrobe, sip on a generous glass of red, and take in the majestic views of Stellenbosch’s sweeping landscape. Stellenbosch luxury stays promise rest, relaxation, and pampering beyond compare. Here’s what to expect.


Planning a memorable luxury stay in Stellenbosch 


Day 1

Stroll through the beautiful Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Savour the balmy sunshine on your skin with an early morning stroll through the pristine Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, featuring over 60 of the South African artist’s most breath-taking sculptures. If you would like to learn more about the different masterpieces, there is also the option to set up a 1.5 hour long privately guided tour through the 5-hectare property. During this tour, you will hear more about Lewis’ work and explore the different sections showcasing the diversity of fauna and flora.
Visit www.dylanlewis.com
Or contact +27 (0)21 880 0054 or reservations@dylanart.co.za


A meat lover’s feast at the Fat Butcher

You will have worked up quite an appetite after your walk through the lush green gardens, so make your way to the Fat Butcher – a high-end steakhouse boasting signature dishes such as skaapstertjies and lamb shank. You have a choice to dine inside or outside and to explore the in-store butchery following your meal. Be sure to enhance the local flavour with a glass or two of wine from the establishment’s Proudly Stellenbosch wine list.
Visit www.fatbutcher.co.za
Or contact +27 (0)21 883 3857


Wine tasting at Delaire Graff

Next stop, the ‘jewel of the Cape Winelands’: Delaire Graff wine estate. Lap up the luxury as you relax inside their beautiful tasting lounge, admire the lavish finishes and enjoy the comfort of the wine-coloured leather couches. Alternatively, head outdoors to savour your tasting experience with the views of the Helshoogte Pass as the perfect backdrop.
Visit www.delaire.co.za
Or contact +27 (0)21 885 8160 or  info@delaire.co.za


Day 2

Explore local art and wine on the Winelands Art: Sips and Sights tour

The Sips and Sights’ Winelands Art Tour is a must for all Stellenbosch luxury stays. It takes you on an adventure of the best of what Stellenbosch has to offer. The tour combines local art, wine, history, and food for a full and satisfying Stellies experience. You will explore the town’s 300-year history, wander through scenic wine farms, sample award-winning wines, and take in the beauty of a few of the local artists’ most impressive creations. An expert guide will assist you in making the most of the experience on this private tour and will even introduce you to some of the artists themselves.

You will have two different tour packages to choose from, each spanning over 7 hours – so be sure to set aside an entire day for this enriching, value-filled exploit.
Visit www.sipsandsights.co.za
Or contact +27 (0)21 885 2089 or
leone.pitts@gmail.com


Day 3

Relish in estate-grown wines at Rust en Vrede

Sample a rich variety of velvety Rust en Vrede wines inside their beautiful tasting room or outside in the fresh air beneath the towering oak trees. If you would like to combine your wine tasting with lunch, Rust en Vrede is famed for its mouth-watering Winemaker’s Lunch. Choose from sumptuous steak or salmon with sides of crisp fries and salad to complement the nectar in your glass. Conclude the experience with an informal underground cellar tour, guided by the estate’s knowledgeable tasting room staff.
Visit www.rustenvrede.com
Or contact +27 (0)21 881 3881 or
info@rustenvrede.com


Fill up on traditional South African favourites at Eike Restaurant by Bertus Basson

Eat Out San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year 2019, Bertus Basson, is the brain behind the nostalgic South African soul food at Eike Restaurant, situated in “Die Eikestad” or “The Oak City”. It is the ideal restaurant go-to for a hearty evening meal, offering patrons a choice between a luxuriously indulgent 3- or 5-course menu.
Visit bertusbasson.com/ or contact +27 (0)21 007 4231 or info@eikerestaurant.com


Day 4

Make the most of your Stellenbosch luxury stay at Ernie Else Wines

This prestigious winery has recently reopened following an intense 2-year renovation period. Visitors can enjoy a welcome drink on arrival as they take in the panoramic views of Cape Town and Table Mountain to the West and Stellenbosch and the Helderberg Mountains to the East. Indulgent tastings can take place outdoors on the wide terrace or inside the expansive tasting room.
Visit www.ernieelswines.com
Or contact +27 (0)21 881 3588 or bookings@ernieelswines.com

 

Top up your tummy at The Jordan Restaurant with Chef George Jardine

The Jordan Restaurant is consistently referred to as one of Stellenbosch’s top 10 restaurants, providing patrons with fine dining in the winelands. There is both an indoor and outdoor seating area, both boasting incredible views over the Stellenbosch hills and all the way to the Simonsberg Mountain.
Visit www.jordanwines.com
Or contact +27 (0)21 881 3612 or restaurant@jordanwines.com


Where to stay

Coopmanhuijs 

If you are keen to stay in the heart of the town to make your explorations more convenient, Coopmanhuijs is a great choice. This luxurious five-star hotel was proclaimed as a South African National Monument in 1978. Savour the silky feel of 100% cotton percale bedding and a fluffy bath gown on your skin as you indulge in room service or head out to the spa, sauna, or steam room for some hard-earned pampering.
Visit www.coopmanhuijs.co.za
Or contact +27 (0)21 883-8207 or reservations@coopmanhuijs.co.za


Delaire Graff

If you would prefer to stay closer to the winelands, Delaire Graff is the ideal accommodation choice. Breath-taking views on private decks, an infinity pool and jacuzzi, along with guided estate and art tours await you. You are also guaranteed a restful night’s sleep thanks to the estate’s ‘Pillow Menu’, which allows you to select the perfect pillow, from classic down to memory foam, based on your personal preferences. Finally, make the most of the complimentary wine tasting of Delaire Graff’s finest vintages any time during your stay.
Visit  www.delaire.co.za
Or contact +27 (0)21 885 8160 or
info@delaire.co.za


Lanzerac Hotel

Steer away from the hustle and bustle of the city when you stay at Lanzerac Hotel. All hotel guests benefit from a complimentary wine tasting of 5 Lanzerac Estate wines, a cellar tour, and a transfer service between the Hotel and Stellenbosch central at set times throughout the day. Other luxe features included in the booking fee are plush bathrobes, a daily turn-down service, and an in-room Nespresso machine.
Visit www.lanzerac.co.za
Or contact +27 (0)21 887 1132 or
info@lanzerac.co.za

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