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From June to September visitors can stay longer and do more, on us. Stay Stellenbucks rewards visitors who stay two nights or longer in one of the participating accommodation establishments with Stellenbucks coupons. Guests can spend their Stellenbucks at participating wineries, restaurants, and experience providers or use it to book accommodation for the next visit. Visit Stellenbosch to stay, play and discover an array of heart-warming winter experiences and events.
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Calling all the Arty, Culture and Outdoorsy Boschers, this one if for you. Keen to explore Stellenbosch on foot, stay in the country’s oldest hotel, experience world class art and get a taste of what mother nature has to offer by bike or foot, then we have got exactly what you need!
Here’s our itinerary inspiration to explore the Art, Culture and Outdoor Stellenbosch scenes in depth.
Oude Werf Hotel
A hotel landmark in the historic oak-lined heart of the Cape’s Wine capital of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf is an intimate boutique hotel that beautifully blends vintage ambiance and chic contemporary styling. With a range of accommodations from deluxe rooms to apartments, overlooking a shady poolside garden and centred on an original Georgian manor house, the hotel also boasts the superb Liefde (Love) Bistro, serving traditional Cape classics with a gourmet twist – indoors, at cosy fireside or alfresco, on its famous vine-covered patio. Click here for more info.
Hazendal’s remarkable Cape Dutch Homestead, dating back 1790, has been sensitively restored and converted and now offers elegant winelands accommodation. Boasting period furniture, striking artworks and luxurious interior décor, this exclusive-use guesthouse can accommodate up to ten guests or more in five luxurious spacious suites. Click here for more info.
Spier Hotel, situated on the historic Stellenbosch wine farm, is the ideal family-friendly location from which to explore the Cape Winelands. Spier, which has been ranked within the top 100 vineyards in the world, houses one of South Africa’s largest contemporary art collections, and offers a variety of restaurants and award-winning wines. The village-style hotel – reminiscent of a quaint village – caters to guests’ every need, from rest and relaxation to adventures for kids and adults. The rooms are clustered around six courtyards, each with its own swimming pool. Click here for more info.
Middelvlei Boere Braai
An integral part of South African culture is to cook outdoors. Having a braai has evolved into a unique South African social event, family and friends gathering together to share good stories and a special bottle of wine, creating a memorable experience.
Join in the Boerebraai fun at Middelvlei where the resident braai expert will prepare your chops, boerewors and chicken sosaties to perfection. As if the appetising aromas of potbrood and braaibroodjies are not enough, Ben’s homemade pâté and Ouma Annie’s pumpkin fritters have placed the Middelvlei Braai in a league of its own. Click here for more info.
Hazendal Babushka Deli
The Babushka Deli pays homage to the babushka, or ‘grandmother’, in Russian culture a much-loved symbol of hospitality, generosity and delicious cooking. You’ll find all three at the popular Babushka Deli, where the extensive menu ranges from scrumptious all-day breakfasts to garden salad and generous lunch plates inspired by both the seasons and the finest local organic produce. Click here for more info.
Head chef Garth Bedford draws inspiration from the tradition of simple, generous, informal bistro dining, and strives to recreate the essence of un-fussy, good food in everything that he and his team prepare. Seasonal menus change often, featuring flavoursome dishes made from scratch, using regional farm produce. Click here for more info.
Oom samie se winkel
Oom Samie Se Winkel (Uncle Samie’s Store) is an institution in Stellenbosch and a recommended tourist attraction. Continuing the fine old tradition of the rural trading post, Oom Samie Se Winkel stocks odds & ends, traditional wares & handicrafts. Click here for more info.
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. Click here for more info.
Stellenbosch on foot
Join Stellenbosch on Foot 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. Click here for more info.