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Where to celebrate Heritage Day in the big Stellenbosch

Heritage Day comes with the promise of lunch grilling on the braai, picnic blankets, lazy lunches with the best local wine, hikes and spring sunshine galore. Where better to celebrate our proudly South African heritage than in our warmhearted town?

Waterford Estate
Join Waterford Estate this Friday, 24 September, by the fireplace for the launch of their uniquely South African platter by SALT. Celebrating the richness of our diverse culinary cultures through delicious flavours, with classics such as Usana pasture reared droewors, Beef Biltong jam, Royal Karoo venison chorizo and pastrami, Cape Malay pickled fish, Vetkoek, Appelkoos konfyt, Slaphaksteentjies, Aloo samoosa, Grilled eggplant, parmesan and Olive oil, Goat’s cheese, Mielie Ribs

Get nostalgic and celebrate South African heritage with Eike this Friday!
As the only South African restaurant in Stellenbosch, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal with the family – reminiscing about the past and celebrating the future.
Book: Email to reserve your table

Spek & Bone
Spek & Bone ticks all the boxes for a lekker South African celebration.
Bringing vibrant, local flavours, delicious local wines and an awesome atmosphere!
Book: Click here to book your spot.

Mont Marie
Heritage is the most precious thing we have.
Celebrate our country’s heritage with Mont Marie and a delicious traditional lunch. Menu include some true South African flavours like Lamb Spit, Slaphaakskeentjies and Afval.
Cost: R395 per person. R200 for children under 12
Book: Bookings can be made on the @dineplan_app, email or call 021 880 0777

Koelenhof Winre Cellar
If you thought the Koelenhof Roosterkoek was delicious before, served with kettle fried crisps, you can snag this delicious dream for only R80 this Heritage day. As you can imagine, this yummy factor causes mega chaos – so be sure to book to avoid disappointment!
The Tasting room will be open on Heritage Day from 10:00 to 16:00.
Book: To make a booking call 021 865 2020 or email them at or

De Warenmarkt
Kom geniet Erfenis dag by De Warenmarkt!
Hulle het n spesiale spyskaart van gebraaide vleis en vis gepaard met wyne en bier!
Bespreek: 021 883 2274

Middelvlei Wine Estate
Come join Middelvlei for live music by @band.akombo and a boerebraai on Heritage Day. Tables are filling up fast, so please contact the office to make a reservation.
a reservation and come have fun with your family.
Book: Please call 021 883 2565 or send an e-mail to
Somerbosch Wines & Bistro
Celebrate Heritage Day with Somerbosch for some authentic South African dishes with a twist created by chef Zenta. Dishes include flaked smoked snoek, lamb cutlets, malva poeding and more!
Book: Reserve your table by calling 021 855 3615

Come and enjoy Heritage Day (24 September) with Neethlingshof and take part in the Trailfun Run with a 5km or 10km run (or even 15km or 21km for the more adventurous or serious runners among you) and enjoy the amazing views of the winelands.
Coffee and breakfast will be available before and after the run at 18 Coffee and there is also a play area for children. They will also be serving their lunch menu with pizza and light meals from 10h00 at the wine tasting Centre and will have live music from 12h00 to 15h00 in their wine garden and will be serving their delicious braai platters with pork belly sosaties, lamb chops, boerewors, braai broodjies and potato salad for only R230 per platter for two!
Book: Visit the TrailFun website here to book your running spot. And to make a booking for a delicious lunch email or phone 021 883 8975.

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm
Enjoy a lovely day out in the Winelands on Heritage Day at Skilpadvlei! Tuck into a delicious Heritage Day themed lunch with family and friends.
Book: Make sure to book your table today by calling 021 881 3237 or email

Zevenwacht Wine Estate
No plans for the long weekend and Heritage day on Friday? No worries, book your Farmhouse Braai Basket with Zevenwacht. Everything you need to make your own braai under the shade of their large oaks trees. Wood, firelighters, and a braai grid are all provided with the Braai Basket.
Book: You need to book in advance so contact us now: or contact 021 900 5800.

Lanzerac Wine Estate
Heritage Re-Imagined – In celebration of the month of heritage, join Lanzerac for food and wine pairing in the Manor Kitchen every Friday and Saturday, as they re-imagine our heritage, in true Lanzerac style.
Cost: R560 per person/R1120 per couple, excluding wine pairing. R895 per person/R1790 per couple including wine pairing
Book: Booking is essential. Offer valid Friday and Saturday’s only. Contact for reservations or enquiries.

Bartinney Private Cellar
Join Bartinney Private Cellar Tasting Shed this Thursday, 23 September for an evening of live music from Vinyl DJ Paulie.
The Tasting Shed will be open till 20:00 & DJ Paulie will play from 16:00 – 19:00.
Book: Booking is essential. Contact 021 855 1013 or

Warwick Wine Estate
Please join Warwick Wine Estate on the 23rd of September from 17:30 to celebrate the start of the Heritage Day weekend, hosted by JD Pretorius and his excellent team.
Enjoy an evening filled with proudly South African dishes prepared by Chef Luke, paired with some of your favourite Warwick wines. Live music by Jack Stone.
Cost: R480 per person
Book: To book please email

Devon Valley Hotel
Gather the family and join Devon Valley Hotel for a delicious braai lunch for Hertigate Day – 24 September 2021.
Book: Book your table by email or contact 021 865 2012.

Muratie Wine Estate
Mountain bike Heritage Braai Day Ride at Muratie Wine Estate. Just a fun social ride from Muratie on this public holiday! How about a braai afterwards? They will light a fire at the Trail Centre for some boeries.
Cost: R60 per day permit
Enquiries: or text 0783433572

Idiom Wines
Visit Idiom this Friday & Sunday to enjoy the Heritage Day celebrations!
Idiom Wines will host a variety of activities on both days, including breakfast with Prosecco & MCC, a 4-Course Heritage lunch menu with optional wine pairing, as well as a special South African & Italian Heritage-themed guided wine tasting.
For those just booking for lunch, you are invited to join local guide Steve on a walk up to the Gantouw Pass Wagon trail on Friday. The walk will start at 10:30am, weather permitting.
Book: For reservations, contact the team directly on 021 858 1088 or Bookings essential.

Alto Wine Estate
Alto Wine Estate pairing is the perfect tasting to enjoy over the upcoming Heritage Day long weekend. The tasting includes 5 of their award-winning wines paired with a selection of biltong.
Cost: R140 per person
Book: Reservations are required for this tasting, please contact their Tasting Room on 021 881 3884 or

Le Pommier Wine Estate
It is almost long weekend and what better way to spend it than at Le Pommier?
They are open the whole weekend for breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine tastings and wine pairings. Bring the kiddies along!
Why not stay longer and book accommodation? They currently have a special deal only valid for the long weekend. Country Rooms, R650 per person and Suites, R750 per person, including breakfast.
Book: Call 021 885 1269 or email

Bites and Sites
Enjoy a guided walking experiences that connect you to the heart and soul of Stellenbosch food. Bites and Sites are offering their ever so popular Bites in a Box and Classic Cape Cuisine walk at amazing discounted prices for this long weekend only!
Cost: Bites in a Box – R395 per person. Classic Cape Cuisine Walk – R795 per person.
Book: Bookings can be made online here or contact 072 989 3438

Avontuur Estate
Enjoy a delicious Heritage combo platter for only R180 per platter for two at Avontuur Estate and either wine by the glass or bottle of wine.

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa
Heritage Spa Special
Book your Standard Double Room for the long weekend 23 – 26 September and celebrate Heritage Day at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa for only R1750, 2 adults per night. Inclusive of breakfast, complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)*, 30 minute back, neck & shoulder massage, 10% discount voucher for Helena’s Restaurant per nights booked and sparkling wine upon arrival.
Book: For booking and enquiries please contact or 021 883 8207

The Stellenbosch Hotel
Neil Ellis Experience at The Stellenbosch Hotel
Book your Classic Double Room @ R1690 per night at The Stellenbosch Hotel.
Your stay includes a Neil Ellis Wine Tasting Voucher for 2 which you may use at your leisure.
This deal also includes a R500 voucher towards Lunch or Dinner for 2 that can be enjoyed at our award-winning in-house restaurant, Stellenbosch Kitchen. Breakfast included, Free-Wi-Fi & a Special Room Drop.
Book: For booking and enquiries please contact or 021 887 3644

Rivierbos Guest House
Book your Standard Double Room @ R1190, 2 Adults per night at Rivierbos Guest House.
Inclusive of breakfast & 10% discount voucher to be enjoyed at Stellenbosch Kitchen
Book: For bookings and enquiries please contact or 021 887 2412

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