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Top 10 spots with the best views in Stellenbosch

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Looking for the best views in Stellenbosch?

From mountain to sea, we’ve shortlisted the best views in Stellenbosch, which pair perfectly with the region’s legendary wine.

1. Cavalli Estate

Surrounded by views of the Helderberg mountain range to the east and Cape Town’s city skyline etched on the west, Cavalli boasts some of the best views in Stellenbosch. A must-visit destination in the Cape Winelands.

Wine tasting: Wednesday to Sunday from 10h00 – 18h00.
More information: www.cavalliestate.com

2. Longridge Wine Estate

Perched against the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, Longridge Wine Estate has some of the best views in Stellenbosch.

Wine tasting and picnics: Monday to Saturday from 10h00 – 18h00 and Sunday 10h00 – 15h30.
More information:  www.longridge.co.za

3. Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards

Uva Mira stands proud on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. And at 620 metres above sea level, it has some of the best views in Stellenbosch to drool over. Combined with a glass of their exceptional Chardonnay, it makes for a special afternoon in Stellenbosch.

Wine tasting: Monday to Sunday from 10h00 – 18h00.
More information: www.uvamira.co.za

4. Hidden Valley Wines

With breathtaking views as far as the eye can see, this Stellenbosch gem takes full advantage of its elevated surroundings. Hidden Valley Wines is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature, take in the vines and olive grove and enjoy the best of modern South African dining.

Wine tasting: Monday to Sunday from 09h00 – 18h00 (summer) and Monday to Sunday from 09h00 – 17h00 (winter).
More information: www.hiddenvalleywines.co.za

5. Peter Falke

Peter Falke has established itself as one of the spots in Stellenbosch for sundowners.

This beautiful wine farm, complete with traditional Cape Dutch buildings and rambling bougainvillea, offers formal wine tasting in their boutique winery, or a more informal, laid-back experience on bean bags on the lawn outside.

Wine tasting: Tuesday to Thursday from 11h00 – 19h00 and Fridays and Saturdays from 11h00 – 20h00.
More information: www.peterfalkewines.com

 

6. Waterkloof

To experience Waterkloof is to discover the very pinnacle of views in Stellenbosch. Their ‘cellar in the sky’ is set atop the Schaapenberg Hills, with endless views of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and False Bay coastline. This one-of-a-kind property is the perfect place to mingle with friends.

Wine tasting: Monday to Saturday from 10h00 – 17h00 and Sundays from 11h00 – 17h00.
More information: www.waterkloofwines.co.za

7. Waterford Estate

The Waterford Estate is situated in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley. Find yourself surrounded by beautiful local flora and fauna as you wander amongst the vines. Settle in for the day in the estate’s central courtyard or opt for a Wine Drive Safari or Porcupine Trail Walk – which offers some of the best views in Stellenbosch.

Wine tasting: Monday to Friday 09h00 – 17h00 and Saturdays from 10h00 – 17h00.
More information: www.waterfordestate.co.za

8. Dornier Wine Estate

Nestled between fynbos-clad hills and manicured vines at the foot of the Stellenbosch mountains, Dornier offers panoramic views and an unforgettable wine and culinary experience.

Wine tasting: Monday to Sunday from 09h00 – 18h00 (November to April). Monday to Sunday from 09h00 – 17h00 (May to October).
More information: www.dornier.co.za

9. Delaire Graff Estate

The moment you set foot on Delaire Graff Estate you know you’re in for an aesthetic treat. Perched at the top of Stellenbosch’s Helshoogte Pass and overlooking the awe-inspiring Banhoek Valley, Delaire’s world-renowned art collection blends perfectly with their wine, gardens and dramatic mountain setting.

Wine tasting: Monday to Saturday from 10h00 – 17h30.
More information: www.delaire.co.za

10. Glenelly Estate

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Lying on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, on the very edge of Stellenbosch, Glenelly Wine Estate offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. One minute you’re in town, and the next you’re sipping on some seriously good Chardonnay looking out at one of the best vineyard views in Stellenbosch.

Wine tasting: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10h00 – 18h00, Thursday to Saturday from 10h00 – 19h00 and Sundays from 10h00 – 15h00.
More information: www.glenellyestate.com

For a list of all restaurants in Stellenbosch, visit us here.

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