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Things to do for R100 or less in Stellenbosch

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Welcome to Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination.

Looking for a value-filled break in our warmhearted town? Thankfully there are so many things to do, see and experience in Stellenbosch. With something to suit every type of visitor, the only challenge is deciding what pocket-friendly experiences to squeeze into your itinerary first!

ATTRACTIONS

Rupert Museum
The Rupert Museum showcases the unique private art collection started in the 1940s by the late Anton and Huberte Rupert.

Cost: Entrance complimentary
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 888 3344

SU Botanical Garden
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa, located in the historical centre of Stellenbosch. It houses an enormous diversity of plants from South Africa and around the world.

Cost: R15 Admission, R10 for Seniors. Annual entry cards available at discounted rates. Free entry for SU students and staff
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 808 3054

Eagle Encounters at Spier Wine Farm
Join the team at Spier Wine Farm for interactive flying shows, where the birds fly TO you and meet owls, porcupine, foxes, snakes, lizards, tortoises. Enjoy one-on-one wildlife fun while learning about these amazing creatures!

Cost: Entrance fees (which include shows & interactions) are R85 for adults & R65 for kids. Shows are at 11:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00 daily
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 084 037 5523

Stellenbosch Village Museum
A must do activity is to spend a day visiting the many historical buildings and museums in Stellenbosch. There truly is something for everyone in this town! The Stellenbosch Village Museum currently comprises of four houses of historical interest and their gardens.

Each of these beautiful homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch. The houses, their interiors and their gardens have been wonderfully restored, furnished, planted and decorated to illustrate the particular style and taste of the time.

Cost: Adults at R50 and Kids at R20
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 887 2937

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 and ends, traditional wares and handicrafts.

Cost: Entrance complimentary
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 887 0797

Toy and Miniature Museum
The Toy Museum in Stellenbosch is a world of enchantment you must not miss. The museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, antique dolls, dinky cars, cuddly toys and others!

Cost: Adults at R20 and Kids at R10
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 887 2937

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
“Unearth the wilderness within” and a whole host of inspiration at the Dylan Lewis Studio and Sculpture Garden.

Cost: Standard garden entry Fee: R180 per person. Students and Pensioners: R120 per person
Children under the age of 18 have complimentary access.
Booking: Visits to the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden are by appointment only.
Tel: Please contact reservations@dylanart.co.za or 021 880 0054 to make a booking

Vredenheim Big Cat Park
Did you know that you can meet lion, leopard and tiger – up close and personal – without having to leave the beauty of the Stellenbosch Winelands? It’s true, and they’re all waiting for you at Vredenheim!

Cost: Adults: R100, Kids: R65, Pensioners: R60
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 603 875 593

Glenelly Glass Museum
May de Lencquesaing’s spectacular glass collection housed at Glenelly Estate pays tribute to her life-long passion for rare and contemporary glass and the many attributes beautiful glass shares with fine wine. One of the largest privately-owned collections in the world, the exhibits range from the first and second century to modern classics, including pieces by Salvador Dali and Lino Tagliapietra. Visitors are able to learn through a journey retracing the 2000-year history of glassmaking, each of the 500 beautifully illuminated creations, antique and contemporary from around the world telling a story.

Cost: Entrance complimentary
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 809 6440

Bike Park at Blaauwklippen
As part of Blaauwklippen‘s ever-expanding tourism offering, the Specialized Experience Centre recently opened on the farm and launched a Bike Park which features a Velosolutions Pump Track and a state-of-the-art kiddies play area with a cycling track and a massive jungle gym.

Cost: R75 per rider
Booking: www.blaauwklippen.com/bike-park-tickets
Tel: 021 880 0133

Blaauwklippen Family Market
Join Blaauwklippen for a tasty good time with family and friends in the spacious and outdoor market area under the shade of giant Ficus trees.

Cost: Entrance complimentary
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 880 0133

Stellenbosch University Museum
The Stellenbosch University Museum is based in the former old Bloemhof School for Girls buildings, built in 1907, at 52 Ryneveld Street in Stellenbosch. The Museum preserves and promotes anthropological, cultural, historical and visual art collections.

Cost: Entrance complimentary
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 808 3695

WINE TASTING

Spier Wine Estate
Enjoy award-winning wines and delicious food platters on the banks of the Spier dam.
Spier was voted one of the 100 World’s Best Vineyards in 2021 and Editor’s Choice – Winery of the Year 2022. Join for a wine tasting and food platters overlooking the dam and with views of the Helderberg mountains. Settle in and admire the iconic Heath Nash chandelier – made from 334 recycled Spier wine bottles and weighing 370kgs – which hangs above the tasting counter. You can enjoy a set wine tasting with or without a food pairing, or order whatever you like with an olive, cheese or cured meat board.

Wine tasting and pairing options available:
Spier Tasting: Choose three wines from the Signature range and one from each of the three premium wine ranges, 21 Gables, Creative Block and Seaward. R70 per person.

Chocolate and wine tasting: Inspired by the Spier Cap Classique and Spier Creative Block blends, the chocolatier has carefully crafted chocolates that complement and unlock nuanced flavours in each of the liquid treasures. R70 per person.

Winemaker Selection: Taste from the 21 Gables and Creative Block ranges plus the organic red blend, Spier First Stone. R90 per person.

Children’s Grape Juice Tasting: This tasting is the ideal way to keep the youngsters busy with a tasting of two different grape juices and an educational activity sheet highlighting the role insects play in the vineyards. R40 per person.

Booking: For booking enquiries, please call 021 809 1100.
More info: www.spier.co.za

Koelenhof Wine Cellar
Looking to treat yourself to a wine tasting in Stellenbosch? A visit to Koelenhof for wine tasting is sure to be a memorable experience for any newcomer to wines or to even the most experienced of wine connoisseurs. We invite you to come and experience Koelenhof’s wine tasting offering for yourself – and be sure to bring the entire family along as our wine farm is 100% child-friendly.
We are open, join us for wine tastings, pairings, roosterkoek, snacks or a savoury board.

Tastings on offer:
Standard Tasting – R35
Cellar Tour & Wine Tasting – R55
Chocolate & Wine – R90
Bubbly & Sweet Treats – R90
Sorbet, Gelato & Wine – R120
Kids’ Grape Juice Tasting & Treats – R30

Cost: From R30 per person
More info: www.koelenhof.co.za/wine-tasting
Tel: 021 865 2020

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm
The farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of tortoises that was found in the vlei in the 1800s. The beautiful piece of land was dubbed Skilpadvlei and has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917. Today, fourth generation Willie Joubert upholds the proud family tradition of harnessing the rich potential of the land with a dedicated commitment to quality. Skilpadvlei is a fully operational 78ha farm.

Come and try our cheese cake and wine pairing for only R100 per person. Don’t know what to do with the little ones? Bring them along, they don’t have to miss out on the fun… we have a pairing for them at R55 each. Bookings for both pairings is essential.

Booking: For booking enquiries, please email wines@skilpadvlei.co.za, or call 021 881 3237.
More info: www.skilpadvlei.co.za

Le Pommier Wine Estate
Le Pommier wines are good quality wines, best enjoyed with great company, family, friends, love and laughter, with or without food.

Wine tasting and pairing options available:
Le pommier wine tasting – 3 wines for R30 per person
Pizza and wine pairing – R95 per person
Summer food and wine pairing – R95 per person
Kiddies pairing – R75 per person

Booking: For booking enquiries, please email melanie@lepommier.co.za or call 021 885 1269.
More info: www.lepommier.co.za

Bellevue Wine Estate
Bellevue Wine Estate in the prestigious Stellenbosch wine growing region in South Africa cultivates approximately 152ha of vineyards on a variety of sites. This enables the winemaker to select the very best pockets from which to make the exquisite wines that Bellevue Wine Estate is renowned for.

Wine tasting and pairing options available:
Standard Premium wine tasting – R 80 for 5 wines
Ultra-premium tasting – R120 for 5 wines
Pizza and wine pairing – R110.00 per person
Kiddies Marshmallow and Milkshake pairing – R60.00 per person

Booking: For booking enquiries, please email restaurant@bellevue.co.za or call 021 865 2055.
More info: www.bellevue.co.za

Zevenwacht Wine Estate
Savour the pleasure of sampling wines on their home ground, within sight of the barrel cellar in which they were produced and matured. Experience first-hand the artistry and technical skill that transform grapes into fine wine. Visitors are welcome to tour the cellar by appointment.

Tasting options:

Lifestyle Tasting
R45 per person
Tasting of five wines from the 7even’s range

Executive Tasting
R70.00 per person
Tasting of six wines of your choice

Chocolate Truffle and Wine Pairing
R75.00 per person
Tasting of four wines paired with four chocolate truffles

Cheese and Wine Pairing
R85 per person
Tasting of four wines paired with four cheeses

Cheese Tasting Only
R55 per person
Tasting of four cheeses

Kiddies Tasting
R50 per person
Tasting of two grape juices and two chocolates includes a toy

Booking: For bookings and enquiries, please email wine-tasting@zevenwacht.co.za or call 021 900 5700.
More info: www.zevenwacht.co.za

TOWN RESTAURANTS WITH GREAT BREAKFAST OPTIONS

Back’s Restaurant
Welcome to Back’s Restaurant & Deli. The restaurant was first established in Paarl in 2017 and now boasts a new location in central Stellenbosch. The farm fresh modern-style bistros are an oasis for fresh local food.

Cost: from R70 -R90
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 879 3180

Basic Bistro Restaurant
Snuggle up in this cosy restaurant in the heart of Stellenbosch.

Prices: from R35 -R125
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 883 3629

Casa Cerveza Restaurant
A new favourite with locals of all ages. We are dedicated to the promise that you will never leave hungry, thirsty, disappointed or unamused. Anyone who visits us becomes family.

Cost: from R39 -R89
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 021 023 0346

Bootlegger Restaurant
We make honest food. Fresh local produce. Farm fresh free-range eggs. From burgers to benedict, ribs to rocket – we’ve hand-picked the best produce on offer.

Cost: from R46 -R112
Booking: no bookings needed
Tel: 087 238 2695

De Warenmarkt Restaurant
A food market and more in the historical town of Stellenbosch. De Warenmarkt is situated in a historical building dating back to the 18th century. The Cape’s rich and diverse cultural heritage is reflected in the culinary offerings, including speciality meats, bread, cold-pressed juice, craft beers, coffees and other. The restaurant offers delicious meals and a fantastic wine list.

Cost: from R49 -R120
Booking: no bookings needed

For more information or recommendations, do not hesitate to contact the Visit Stellenbosch Information Centre at 021 886 4310. 

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