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Hello Maties

Stellenbosch is a very special place and we trust that you’ve enjoyed many unforgettable experiences. Our Visit Stellenbosch members and partners are always ready to welcome you (back) with a host of wonderful off-campus activities for you to enjoy – all health and safety protocols strictly observed, of course.

Things to Do

Stellenbosch Wine Festival - 5 & 6 August 2022

One of the main attractions of Wine Town Stellenbosch 2022 will be Stellenbosch Wine Festival, a two-day showcase of local wines to be held in the Stellenbosch Town Hall. Held on the Friday and Saturday (5 and 6 August), the festival is ideal for visitors wanting a snapshot of the wine scene.

Stalls run by the region’s top wineries will offer tastings, from 16:00 to 20:00 on Friday; and, 14:00 to 18:00 on Saturday. Over 200 wines will be represented while food prepared by renowned chef Bertus Basson will be available too.

Wine Town Stellenbosch

South Africa’s heartland of wine goes on full display from Thursday, 4 August to Tuesday, 9 August, when it welcomes families and friends to its annual celebration of the grape, suitably called Wine Town Stellenbosch 2022.

Maties Homecoming Weekend / Maties Tuiskoms Naweek

Our Maties Homecoming weekend for alumni will be taking place from Thursday, 8 September to Saturday, 10 September 2022 on our picturesque Stellenbosch campus. After two years of lockdown, this year’s event promises to be one for the books. 

Les Jeunes á Table - The Vine Bistro

If you’re aged 18-29, love the idea of a superb meal with a French touch fine Glenelly estate wines great, friendly service and a sublime winelands setting then scroll to read more and drop us an email to book ASAP – this deal is only valid for 1 table per service.

Adventureshop Stellenbosch

E-Bike Stellenbosch to Boschendal

Receive a 30% discount on our Half day E-Bike Tour. Spend an active outdoor day with friends and cycle from Stellenbosch to Boschendal Wine estate via arguable the most scenic valley in the Winelands. We will ride along the Stellenbosch Trail Fund trails through town and up into Idas Valley and the Banhoek Conservancy trails to Boschendal. Our guide will lead the way and give insights into the area and impart local knowledge. Our bus will transport you back to Stellenbosch early afternoon

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: R 520
To book go to https://www.adventureshop.co.za/stellenbosch-tours/e-bike-to-boschendal/ and use discount code of Maties2022 to receive your discount.

Le Pommier Wine Estate

Student Special

Margherita Pizza with a 350ml Local Draught Beer OR a glass of Le Pommier Wine. For only R99 per person.
**Not to be coupled with any other promotions.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: For only R99 per person
Can call the restaurant on 021 885 1269 to book.

Stellenbosch on Foot

Historical tour of Stellenbosch

Join Stellenbosch on Foot for a Historical tour of Stellenbosch 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.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: For only R90 per person
To book: https://stellenboschonfoot.co.za/stellenbosch-on-foot-historical-tour/
Use booking code: Maties2022 to get your discount

Bites and Sites Food Tours

Bites in a Box

Explore the streets to celebrate the local artisans who have come up with unique products to entice the mind and infiltrate the senses. Motivated by thinking out of the box, come delight in the delicacies that are waiting for you…in a box. A unique coffee and confections experience, a twit on an old favourite plus a fresh boost is all that waits in the heart of Stellenbosch town.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Price: R395 per person

To book: info@bitesandsites.co.za – bookings to be made 48 hours or more in advance, include dietaries, food allergies and whether you prefer coffee or tea

Stellenbosch Museum

Guided Museum Tours

Experience the rich history of Stellenbosch with a guided tour through the Town. The tour starts at the Village Museum, 18 Ryneveld Street, to the Theological Seminar, down Dorp Street, The Braak, the Rhenish Church and finishes at the Toy Museum in Market Street. During the tour you will learn about the history and architecture of historical buildings in Dorp Street, the rich slave history of the Rhenish corner and other interesting stories of the Town.

When: Tours are presented Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 and 14:00
Price: R70 per person

To book: Bookings can be made via telephone 021 887 2937 / 071 397 5103, or e-mail villagemuseum@stelmus.co.za

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Garden Visit

Located between two worlds, one wild and one tamed, the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden borders the manicured suburbs of Stellenbosch and a rugged mountain wilderness where leopard still roam.
In this garden of private myth, the artist explores the Jungian notion of ‘the wilderness within’. More than 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of his artistic development thus far have been carefully sited along 4 km of paths.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Price: R120 per person

Visits by appointment only. Email reservations@dylanart.co.za or call 021 880 0054 to make a booking. WWW.DYLANLEWIS.COM

Scootours

Scootours Flow Trail with Complimentary Glass of Wine

South Africa’s first Scootours Flow Trail with berms, rollers and a bush tunnel.
During this 45 minute experience guests do a short run to get used to the Scooters and then are shuttled to the top of Middelvlei Wine farm to do two downhill runs of the Scootours Flow Trail.
You will enjoy freedom and the wind in your hair as you free wheel down the track.
These Swiss designed scooters are used in the Alps during the summer season on the ski slopes when the snow is gone. All trips are guided by professional qualified guides.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Price: R290 per person

Book Online – https://scootourscapetown.activitar.com/services/11651

Koelenhof Wynkelder

Chocolate & Wine Pairing

This pairing is bound to excite any wine enthusiast. 5 wines selected between our Koelenhof and Koelenbosch Range are exceptionally paired with 5 Handmade Belgian Chocolates, each filled with a flavoured genache cream to compliment our exceptional wines.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Price: R90 per person

Booking can be done via phone/e-mail or on our website: (021) 865 2020 ; sales@koelenhof.co.za ; https://www.koelenhof.co.za/wine-tasting/ . We advise booking in advance for larger groups than 6 pax, especially if you would like to visit us on a Saturday.

Koelenhof Wynkelder

Sorbet & Wine Pairing

KOEL down this summer with our excellent Sorbet and wine pairing. A selection of 6 wines between our Stellenbosch 1679 Range, Koelenbosch Range and Koelenhof Range are paired with 3 different flavours of both sorbet and gelato.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Price: R120 per person

Booking can be done via phone/e-mail or on our website: (021) 865 2020 ; sales@koelenhof.co.za ; https://www.koelenhof.co.za/wine-tasting/ . We advise booking in advance for larger groups than 6 pax, especially if you would like to visit us on a Saturday.

Koelenhof Wynkelder

Bubbly & Sweet Treat Pairing

In the mood for some bubbles or have something celebrate? Enjoy our refreshing Bubbly & Sweet Treat Pairing which includes 2 x MCC’s and 2 x Sparkling wines, paired with 4 different sweet treats. (fudge, nougat & cashew crunch)

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Price: R90 per person

Booking can be done via phone/e-mail or on our website: (021) 865 2020 ; sales@koelenhof.co.za ; https://www.koelenhof.co.za/wine-tasting/ . We advise booking in advance for larger groups than 6 pax, especially if you would like to visit us on a Saturday.

Zevenwacht Wine Estate

Student Wine -Tasting

Enjoy a wine-tasting of 5 wines from our 7even’s range for R55 and receive a complimentary bottle of one of the 7even wines of your choice.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: R55 per person

Book on 0219005700 – wine-tasting@zevenwacht.co.za – student card to be presented

Hartenberg Wine Estate

10% discount on wine purchases and wine sales

Maties students qualify for a 10% discount on a Premium Wine Tasting Experience as well as a 10% discount on current vintage wine purchases from our Premium and Doorkeeper wine range. In order to take advantage of this discount, please present your student card to your Wine Tasting Assistant.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: R75 – R250 per person

Book your wine tasting experience via our website: https://hartenbergestate.com/visit-us/

Lanzerac

Free Shuttle Service between Lanzerac and Stellenbosch

Lanzerac is offering a free shuttle service from Mondays to Fridays, 12h00 until 18h00. Shuttle leaves every 30 minutes. The pick-up/drop-off points: 47 Church Street (Visit Stellenbosch Office) as well as Corner of Victoria Street & Neethling Street (Convervatorie of Music/Endler Hall). And of course, Lanzerac.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Price: Free

No booking required, just be at the allocated pick-up points.

Adventureshop Stellenbosch

Vine Hopper Wine tour

With the Vine Hopper you can experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route by way of a hop on hop off service. Visit award winning wine estates and restaurants. We do the driving and you do the tasting.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price: R 250
To book go to Go to our website at www.vinehopper.co.za and us the code Maties2022 when making an online booking to get the 30% discount

Stellenzicht Wines

Roosterkoek and Wine Pairing

Enjoy 4 Stellenzicht wines paired perfectly with 4 Roosterkoeke.

When: Sunday
Price: R195 for two/ R100 per person
Bookings are essential. Please send a mail to winepod@stellenzicht.com or call us at 021 880 1103.

Delheim Wines

Wine & Cupcake Pairing offer at Delheim

Pay for 1 Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing experience and get 50% OFF on the 2nd.

When: February 2022 Mondays to Sundays 11:00 and 15:00
Price: R150 per person
Bookings Essential 021 888 4600 or email cellardoor@delheim.com or book online https://www.delheim.com/the-cellar-door-experience/

Haskell Vineyards

Pizza, Picnic & Wine

Think outdoors, relaxed atmosphere where family and friends meet to enjoy a glass of wine, freshly made pizza and/or picnic baskets are offered, surrounded by vineyards and endless views over the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains.
Haskell Vineyards and Longtable restaurant are offering its customers more than just a picnic lawn. We provide a few kids games, cushions to sit on and our pizza chef will heat up the outdoor oven for delicious pizza. The lawn is perfect for small and intimate get-togethers such as birthday parties.

Open: November – March
Fridays 16h30 – 20h00, Saturdays 12h00 – 20h00 & Sundays 12h00 – 18h00
Price: from R110
Bookings Essential 021 881 3895 or email longtable@haskellvineyards.co.za

Warwick Wine Estate

The Warwick Experience

Great wine is made in the vineyards. Which is why trained safari guides will show you where the magic happens. Groups of up to six can enjoy an open-top tour through our ‘big five’ vineyards (the grapes, not the animals), with drinks along the way; actions speak louder than words. Which is why, rather than just tell you about our wines, we want you to taste the entire range! Our tasting room team will tell you all about the history of the estate, and the ethos behind each wine. You can ask all those wine geek questions you’ve stored up, or simply pick a favourite bottle and take it home!

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Price: R250 per person
Bookings Essential 021-8844410 or email info@warwickwine.com

Blaauwklippen

Bike Park

Find your flow when you bike or skate with us! Visit our outdoor market on Saturday and Sunday, present your student card and:

When: Saturday, Sunday
Price: Only pay R50 to access our Bike Park
Grab two of our BK Lager’s for only R50
Bookings T’s&C’s: Show student card

No booking required

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