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Stellenbosch Welcomes New and Returning Students – #HelloMaties

February 2024

Welcome to Stellenbosch, a place where the vibrant pulse of student life intertwines with the rich tapestry of history and culture that this town is renowned for. As we usher in the beginning of the 2024 academic year, we extend a warm ‘hello’ to all the new students. Whether you’re stepping onto our oak-lined streets for the first time or you’re returning to continue your journey, Stellenbosch stands ready to welcome you. #HelloMaties

For the newcomers, just starting out, Stellenbosch is more than just an education; it’s about becoming part of a community where diversity flourishes, and where every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and co-exist in a space brimming with energy and warmth.

As you navigate your way through the early days of your adventure, we invite you to enjoy the local flavours and experiences that make Stellenbosch uniquely captivating.

The Vine Bistro | Les Jeunes á Table

Visit the little French corner of Stellenbosch. Take a trip to The Vine Bistro situated on picturesque Glenelly Wine Estate. Les Jeunes á Table, meaning ‘young people at the table’ in French, are for persons aged 18 to 29, who are passionate about French cuisine and fine wines. Enjoy a three-course menu paired with delicious Glenelly wines served with friendly hospitality and stunning views of the winelands. 

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Cost: R345 per person. 
Time: Lunch is served from Tuesdays to Sundays 12h00 to 15h00 | Dinner is served on Fridays and Saturdays from 18h30 to 20h00. This offer is exclusive to one table per service.
Secure your table at or 021 809 6444

Lanzerac | Free Shuttle Service

Lanzerac, located at 1 Lanzerac Road, stands as a beacon of hospitality, offering more than just exquisite wines. With a complimentary shuttle service running from Monday to Friday between 12h00 and 18h00, with departures every 30 minutes from two convenient pickup points (cnr of Victoria and Neethling and 47 Church Street), Lanzerac ensures that the treasures of Stellenbosch are always within your reach.

And for those who appreciate the finer things in life, a bottle of Lanzerac’s delightful Sauvignon Blanc awaits at an exclusive price of R80, while stocks last. This offer is valid until 29 February 2024.

Get in touch: 021 887 1132 |

Beyerskloof Wynbar

At Beyerskloof Wynbar on Ryneveld Street, your journey into the heart of Stellenbosch’s wine culture begins. Here, the art of winemaking meets the joy of community. With daily blackboard specials, there’s no better place to unwind after a day of lectures. Imagine sitting under a tree, a glass of Synergy or Traildust in hand, making even an ordinary day feel special. Beyerskloof is more than a wine bar; it’s a place where memories are made.

Get in touch: 081 846 7997 |

De Vier Stellenbosch

De Vier, located at 19 Market Street, offers a different kind of allure. It’s where elegance and warmth meet, inviting you to a dining experience like no other. Every day, De Vier offers a delicious lunch special packed with flavour: a Wagyu beef burger, and chips to die for, and a Diesel & Dust Draught Beer, all for just R189. And as the sun dips below the horizon, Aperitivo Hour beckons with an offer of 2 Aperol Spritz and any small plate for R220, starting 19 February. It’s an invitation to savour, to celebrate, and to indulge in the art of fine dining.

Get in touch: 021 891 0145 |

Casa Cerveza

Casa Cerveza, located on the corner of Dorp and Mark street, is a favorite with locals of all ages. They are dedicated to the promise that you will never leave hungry, thirsty, disappointed or unamused. Here you can find breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks specials.

But wait, there’s more. We all know the Maties rugby games are part of the lifestyle of a Stellenbosch student. Grab your Supporters Club Package for Varsity Cup at Casa Cerveza and gain access to even more discounts. Click here for more info on the Supportters Club packages, discounts and more.

Get in touch: 021 023 0346 |

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