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Take a day-trip to Stellenbosch – 6 great things to do

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One of the best ways to discover historic Stellenbosch is on foot. Take a stroll along the oak-lined streets, where you will find a maze of boutiques and curio and gift shops, interlinking with sidewalk cafés, bistros, and restaurants selling takeaways which can be enjoyed casually on the sidewalks or in public spaces. While walking, grab a coffee from any one of the many coffee bars in town.

Here are some recommendations for things to do in Stellenbosch during Lockdown level three

Art on Foot

Walk around town to discover a wealth of Stellenbosch outdoors art – a treasure of diversity and imagination that colour the historic streets. Stellenbosch has earned a reputation as a premier art destination, and its many art galleries are world-renowned, not to mention the well-curated collections of several wineries. Read more:  Discover Stellenbosch Outdoor Art with handy GPS links to Google Maps.

 

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

A must-do and magical experience for art lovers in Stellenbosch is a visit to the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, situated a stoned throw outside of Stellenbosch. In this garden, you’ll find more than 60 sculptures sited along 4 km of paths.

The project began in 2009 when Lewis hired an excavator to create a level play area for his children behind their house on the farm, and began creating what would become a 7-hectare sculpture garden.

Visit to the garden is by appointment only and can be enjoyed in a scheduled, guided tour or explore at your own pace.

 

Eagle Encounters at Spier Wine Farm

Family-friendly fun for all. Escape to Spier Wine Farm, and visit your favourite creatures at @eagleencounters, a wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, education, and eco-tourism center.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:30 – 17:00, all guests are required to wear a mask, practice social distancing and make use of the onsite hand sanitation stations at all times.

While at Spier, take advantage of the open spaces, walk to the Spier Farm Café or Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery and buy some goodies to enjoy later. On the way there stop by the mosaic kraal.

 

Enjoy Middelvlei in a different way

Middelvlei has always been a popular destination with the walking, running, and cycling fraternities, and what better excuse to enjoy the fresh Stellenbosch air than with a delicious braaibroodjie and steaming cup of coffee. Instead of heading straight back home why not find a picnic spot on the property and make the most of your outing. Even if exercise isn’t your ‘cup of tea’, but you need a change of scenery, Middelvlei is where you want to be. Adhering to all safety protocols, but notwithstanding farm animals galore and nature at its best, this is the best remedy for feeding the soul. Read more…

 

Looking for something more adventurous… go on a Self-Guided e-Bike Tour

Getting out in nature is the best way to reconnect with yourself and family or friends, something we all crave for after the lockdown and the slightly relaxed rules make this possible. With this self-guided e-bike tour, you can do just that!

Choose from three routes that are guided by an app. Allow enough time when collecting your bike from Lanzerac, to browse the Deli, grab a coffee before setting off on your tour.

For more info about this E-Bike and Summit Hike as well as a selection of other Self Drive Tours visit our Vinebikes Website

 

Or do you need a pamper session and some me-time…

After months of working from home and schooling children, we are all in need of some well-deserved pampering. If there was ever a time for self-care, then now is most definitely it. If you are looking for the ultimate, luxurious spa experience, the Lanzerac Spa is officially OPEN, offering a variety of massages, facials, and our ever-popular pedicures.

The Lanzerac Spa will be open daily, from 09h00 – 18h00. To book a treatment, please contact spa@lanzerac.co.za or 021 883 9444.

Or check into the Majeka House Spa, opening on Monday 29 June from 08h00 – 18h00 daily.

 

One thing is certain, we missed you all and cannot wait to welcome your back.

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