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Stellenbosch gardens bring you blissful escapism

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Amongst a plethora of gorgeous locations scattered throughout the region, Stellenbosch’s enchanting floral continues to radiate throughout- cultivating some of the most sumptuous backdrops you could imagine. Whether you’re looking to catch up with friends, indulge the family or top off this Woman’s month in blissful escapism, the garden’s of Stellenbosch bestow you nothing short of pure tranquillity.

Stellenbosch’s Botanical garden 

 

Botanical Gardens

Whether you’re a local resident or wonderer, there’s no doubt that you may have heard of this one. Located in the historical centre of Stellenbosch, you’ll find the garden nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch’s University. Here, you’ll uncover a floral wonderland, showcasing both indigenous and exotic plants open to viewing pleasure. Stroll through this enticing fairytale solo, with family, friends or your partner and top it off with a stop at the Katjiepiering Restaurant- where you’ll be immersed in nothing less than toasty menus and botanical bliss.

For further enquiries or bookings, contact them here:

Email: subg@sun.ac.za | Contact Number: 021 808 3054

 

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

 

Located at Mulberry Farm, Paradyskloof, the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is ‘Located between two worlds, one wild and one tamed’, as described by their website. Discover a realm engulfed in modern artistry manifested by none other than Dylan Lewis himself. Here, you’ll find yourself roaming through paradisiacal awe- as you search and uncover your favourite spot, soak up the surrounds and appreciate the natural art of lush floral and human-made beauty. Keep in mind that bookings here are essential.

For further enquiries or bookings, contact them here:

Email: info@dylanart.co.za | Contact Number: 021 880 0054

 

The Gardens – Delaire Graff Estate

 

It should come as no surprise that Delaire’s panoramic gardens are renowned as some of Stellenbosch’s best, given the estate’s recent prestige of ‘Best in Africa‘. With over 350 indigenous plants and other imported, non-invasive species- Delaire, over many years, has put a lot of time and effort into conjuring this storybook phenomenon. A journey here, takes you on a trip through art, sculpture, rippling water peculiarities and glistening pools that work together, cultivating a peerless harmony. Sit back, unwind, and delve into the estate’s delectable cuisine over a glass of red- whilst soaking up the surrounding goliaths, artistry and botanical bliss that runs for miles.

For further enquiries or bookings, contact them here:

Email: info@delaire.co.za | Contact Number: 021 885 8160

 

Hazendal Wine Estate

 

Hazendal Gardens

This prestigious estate has, over the years, played host to a multitude of weddings, events and conferences. And for one reason in particular- it produces a subtle contrast of both beauties, professionality and class that is nothing less than astounding. At Hazendal, whether you’re choosing to indulge in a getaway, romantic night out, or a seamless catch-up with friends and family amidst floral excursion- you’ll never be disappointed. Take to their Babushka picnics or, for a unique experience, why not revel in their Russian Tea Ceremonies for a favourable palate tour whilst admiring the heavenly spectacle of their gardens.

For further enquiries or bookings, contact them here:

Email: reception@hazendal.co.za | Contact Number: 021 903 5034

 

Babylonstoren

As you enter the gates of Babylonstoren, you immediately feel a sense of serenity and peace. Set within 3,5 hectares (8 acres) of cultivated fruit and vegetables, the big garden at Babylonstoren is at the heart of the farm. It was inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, which supplied sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company with fresh vegetables and fruit during the days when the Cape was a halfway station between Europe and Asia. Meander through the gardens at your own pace and time on your way to The Bakery or book yourself a spot on the Daily Garden Tour or Special Collection tour. Babylonstoren does not only boast with their immaculate gardens, but will amaze you with it’s unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of wellbeing.

For further enquiries or bookings, contact then here:

Email: enquiries@babylonstoren.com | Contact number: 021 863 3852

Cavalli Wine Estate

 

Cavalli Wine Estate

Topping off our list is none other than Cavalli Wine Estate. Treat yourself to an otherworldly experience when you opt for a stroll through their endangered ecological zones of the Cape Floral Kingdom- whom they preciously aim to conserve. But a vast ocean of indigenous phenomenons isn’t all that a trip here brings to the table. With over 60 species of bird spotted on the estate, including the blue crane- Cavalli’s ‘backyard’ is wildlife galore, allowing you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the likes of shimmering floral and pulsating colour, be it animal or violet flower. While you’re at it, top off the journey with a trip to their contemporary art galleryrestaurant and wine tasting endeavours for an adventure met by bliss.

For further enquiries or bookings, contact them here:

Email: reception@hazendal.co.za | Contact Number: 021 903 5034

For more recommendations or trip inspirations, contact the Visit Stellenbosch Visitor Centre at 021 886 4310 or info@visitstellenbosch.org.

 

 

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