Welcome to Stellenbosch


Set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Boland mountains, and surrounded by vine covered hills, Stellenbosch offers an incredible diversity of experiences to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Stellenbosch, dine at the many restaurants, discover the treasures at the multitude of art galleries or shop to your heart’s content at the many boutiques and curio shops lining the streets of Stellenbosch. Explore the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden or join a guided historical or art walking tour. Saddle up for a hiking and cycling adventure in a nearby nature reserve, bike along the banks of the Eerste River, combine wine tasting and biking on a wine route cycling tour or browse the ever-popular Saturday markets. For those looking for more relaxed activities, choose from the abundance of specialist tour operators and guides available to show you the Winelands sights in style and comfort. Visit the 100+ wine farms on the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, do an art tour or join a cultural township tour. Stellenbosch is perfectly situated to be used as a base from where to explore other areas such as Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, and Cape Point; or enjoy other adventure activities throughout the rest of the Cape Winelands, such as shark cage diving, abseiling, bungee jumping and more. Whatever you choose to do, your Stellenbosch stay will most certainly be memorable!​


When visiting Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands you are immediately transported to a world filled with breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and superb wines. Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, this town will give you a gastronomic experience ranging from haute cuisine to locally sourced artisanal foods prepared by highly acclaimed chefs. Local cuisine adds extra pizzazz to your experience. 

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of fine dining and café-style restaurants in this quaint village. Home to some of the country’s finest wine producers, your Franschhoek experience will without a doubt be a memorable one. Plan your itinerary to include a visit to one of the many privately owned boutiques, or if you’re a keen outdoor enthusiast, our myriad of outdoor offerings will tick all the relevant boxes. Looking to keep the kids entertained? Boschendal and Babylonstoren will keep the young ones entertained for hours with their offerings. For something completely different, visit the Farm Sanctuary and meet their resident artist, Pigasso, who never fails to delight children of all ages.​


Sandwiched between three mountains – the Simonsberg, Jonkershoek and the Groot-Drakenstein – the Dwarsrivier Valley is a truly breathtaking hidden treasure. The Valley boasts rich living history, cultural charm and spectacular natural beauty. Adventure seekers and outdoor lovers can choose from epic nature trails for hiking and cycling – routes that hug those verdant mountains, rivers and streams. The heritage of this area, a settlement for freed slaves, is as unique as its geographical setting. Embark on a social justice journey as you learn the history of how this proud community came to live here. As you venture into the Dwarsrivier Valley and its surroundings, you’ll have ample opportunity to experience the area through the eyes and hearts of the locals as you enjoy authentic home dining, walking tours, wine tasting in spectacular vineyards and much more.

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