While there are plenty of fun things to do in Stellenbosch on a budget, this top 11 list takes the cake. Each activity is less than R100 a person, which means you can enjoy a different, outdoorsy or delicious foodie experience without breaking the bank!
Stellenbosch Museum and Toy Museum
Stellenbosch’s collection of museums practically beckons you to march back in time. Better yet, the R50 per adult and R20 per child ticket price grants you access to a range of attractions, be it the Village Museum, Library, Shoe Museum or even the Miniature Toy Museum that the kids are bound to love. What are you waiting for? Trek back in time and discover a forgotten lifestyle or marvel at an extremely detailed and lifelike miniature of South Africa ‘s famous Blue train – the only one of its kind in Africa!
Cost: Stellenbosch Museum tour and entrance: R50 per adult, R20 per child
Cost: Toy Museum – R15 per adult, R5 per child
Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 13:00 April – August
10:00 – 16:00 September – March
Tel. 021 887 2937
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Stroll through Stellenbosch University’s enchanting Botanical Garden for only R15 per admission. This is an ideal option for both solo adventurers and families looking to escape the daily bustle, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the great outdoors – without putting as much as a dent in your wallet.
Cost of admission: R15
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00
Tel: +27 21 808 3054
Vredenheim Animal Farm
The Vredenheim Animal Farm is one of the best things to do in Stellenbosch on a budget. It’s perfect for the family, with a range of activities for the kids, from a play park to a bike track, jungle gym and sandpit. Here, the little ones are sure to enjoy the day out, whilst making long-lasting memories with a collection of adorable farm animals.
Children (under 13) R50
(Please note, they are a cash free facility)
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday: 10h00 till 16h00
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate
Join the team at the Morgenster Wine and Olive estate for a savoury olive tasting at only R50 per person or enjoy a bit of culinary culture and share an Italian Platter for 2 for only R190. Coming in at 95 p/person it is absolutely a delicious must try.
Cost: Olive Tasting – R50
Cost: Share an Italian Platter for 2 for only R190
Open hours: Monday – Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Tel: 021 852 1738
Senobias at the Eendracht Hotel
Good, wholesome, Stellenbosch cooking is what Senobias stands for. With enticing lunch specials on the daily menu, you can pick up a superb meal at only R95. Kick start your day with a bootlegger coffee, or choose to enjoy sundowners on the garden patio, with a refreshing backdrop of the outdoor splash pool.
Open hours: Every day for breakfast and lunch
Contact details: +27 21 883 8843
Oom Samie se Winkel
Oom Samie se Winkel – wander through time in this little shop filled to the brim with nostalgia. After some shopping, grab a Chicken Sando at Spekkies fried chicken or treat yourself to a delicious freshly-baked waffle for those with a sweet tooth.
Tel: 021 887 0797
Open hours: Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 17:00, Saturday from 09:00 – 16:00, Sunday from 09:00 – 13:00
Spekkies Fried Chicken @ Spek & Bone
Treat yourself at one of Stellenbosch’s exceptional fast foods hotspots the next time you’re out and about. Spek & Bone small plates, as we all know and love, is taking a back seat for now during Level 3 lockdown, but with that said they bring you Spekkie’s Fried Chicken. Spekkie’s Fried Chicken is perfect if you’re in the mood for an upbeat restaurant filled to the brim with flavour. Their Sando burgers are less than R100, while their toasty syrup waffles are an excellent side.
Contact details: Call 082 569 8958 to order
Open hours: Drop-in from 12-8pm, Tues to Sat, for takeaways (socially distanced sit-down in the courtyard is also possible). They also offer free Stellenbosch delivery for orders over R500. To help them smooth out their dinner service, please pre-order by calling 082 569 8958.
Oude Werf Hotel
Oude Werf is an affordable favourite, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or merely sipping on a warm tea in the lounge room. A top recommendation for your Stellenbosch budget would have to be their home-made chicken/beef burger on the stoep – at only R105, It’s the perfect way to sate your hunger after a strenuous hike, or a day out and about in Stellenbosch.
Contact details: Lunch Daily from 12h00 – 18h00
Le Pommier Wine Estate
Pop into Le Pommier for a (alcohol-free) cold one! They’re hosting an irresistible lockdown special that’ll compliment your budget perfectly. Grab yourself one of their mouth-watering pizzas or burgers with a side of Castle Free or Hunters Chilled non-alcoholic for R99 – sit down, delivery or take away, your wish is their command.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from 08:00 – 17:00
Tel: +27 (0)21 885 1269
Snoepie op die Stoepie offered by Eike Restaurant
Eike’s “Snoepie op die Stoepie” on Papegaai Street is taking you back in time with savoury samosas (meat and veg), daltjies and koesisters vir die soettand – bringing you a Snoepie Cape Spice style to complement your Stellenbosch budget. Think steamy coffee, chai latte’s, mouth-watering falooda’s and soft drinks!
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 08:00 – 17:00
Tel: 021 007 4231
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