Stellenbosch, South Africa
Situated in the Western Cape, just 50km from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is home to spectacular wine, food, art, and culture.
Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second-oldest town and arguably a must-visit spot, renowned for its spectacular wine, gastronomy scene and wealth of galleries and museums. The journey east from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes about 45 minutes by car, and the location itself is breathtaking, surrounded by mountain ranges, grassy nature reserves and plentiful vineyards.
The town itself is characterised by streets lined with fascinating Georgian mansions, quirky independent shops, and intriguing historical sights, but it’s Stellenbosch’s world-class wine farms that really draw in the visitors…
Things to do in Stellenbosch
Top of your list of things to do in Stellenbosch, South Africa, should of course be wine tasting; Stellenbosch wine really is second to none! Stellenbosch’s favourable climate is one of the reasons it’s a world-renowned wine region, boasting hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Get a flavour of the famed Winelands with expert-led tastings and tours in the midst of grand mountain vistas and endless rows of perfect vines. If you’ve got kids, note that many of the estates are family-friendly too.
If you’re not just here for the wine, however, other things to do include:
- Gallery hopping - the arts scene here is perfect for culture vultures, with popular spots including the Dylan Lewis sculpture garden, MOK gallery, and Rupert Museum.
- Eating & drinking - spend your day cafe hopping, coffee-drinking, and trialling one of the town’s many excellent restaurants, including The Wine Glass, Helena’s Restaurant and Rust en Vrede. Don’t miss the historic Root44 food market too to pick up all manner of tasty, fresh treats.
- Hiking and outdoor activities - hike the nearby mountains, wander the glorious nature reserves, or rent a bike or scooter to explore this stunning region.
- Shopping - Stellenbosch is home to plenty of charming local shops and independent markets, with handmade homeware, art and gifts a favourite here.
If you’re looking for a comfortable yet elegant place to lay your head during your Stellenbosch holiday, you can’t go wrong with our handpicked selection of luxurious Stellenbosch hotels. You’ll find everything from cosy lodges to vast and impressive estates and charming guesthouses, all ready to welcome you with open arms.
Delaire Graff Estate
Stellenbosch, The Winelands, South Africa
Delaire Graff is perched on the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This boutique hotel has 16 exceptional lodge cottages, spectacular views and exquisite art, food and wine from its extensive wine cellar.
Ultimate South Africa and Mozambique
Cape Town, The Winelands, Madikwe & Benguerra Island
World-class dining, stirring safaris and paradise shores, this two-week tour of South Africa and Mozambique is the perfect concoction for travellers who relish exclusive experiences with dose of relaxation. We’ve hand-picked the very best hotels and lodges to make sure every stop on the trip promises peerless style complimented by seamless service....
GBP £12,200 pp