Stellenbosch activities

Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch South Africa historic walk

Historic walk through Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town) and is packed with history and beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture, as well as British influences in the Cape. Visit the tourist information bureau and get a map of the town’s many historic sites.

Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch South Africa wineroute

Wine tasting along the wine route

The Stellenbosch wine route is the oldest and most popular wine route in South Africa. It is the South African wine region with the most awarded wines per capita. Even if you do not drink wine, you should at least smell some of these gorgeous wines of this region, or just absorb the sheer beauty of the vineyards set amidst a backdrop of mountains.

Dine in South Africa’s best restaurants

The Eat Out Top 10 list for restaurants in South Africa, had 3 restaurants from Stellenbosch, and 7 restaurants (in total) out of the top 10 from were from the Cape Winelands. If you want to eat out in South Africa, you have come to the right place!

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Walk the avenues of the university

Stellenbosch is well known for its oak lined avenues and Victoria street especially, offers beautiful scenes of the campus of the university of Stellenbosch, which even has its own “Red plain”. Why not see if you can find it…

Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch South Africa rugby club

Walk across the rugby fields of the biggest rugby club in the world

Stellenbosch Rugby Club is regarded as the biggest rugby club in the world – the home and breeding ground of many of the world famous Springboks that have represented their country in rugby. Within a short walking distance, you can have access to these wonderful sporting grounds and train in the gymnasium.

Drive around the Cape Peninsula for the day - Batavia Hotel Stellenbosch

Drive around the Cape Peninsula for the day

One of the amazing aspects of Stellenbosch, is its central location. Within 30-60 minutes drive, you are within reach of:

  • The beach: The Strand, Bikini Beach, Camps bay, Muizenberg, St. James beach and many more
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Robben Island
  • Whale watching in Hermanus
  • Franschhoek – the gourmet capital of South Africa
  • A Tour of 4 passes: Helshoogte, Franschhoek, Viljoen’s and Sir Lowry’s Passes
  • And much more…
Business in the Cape Winelands - Batavia hotel Stellenbosch

Do business in the “Silicon Valley” of the Cape Winelands

Techno Park in Stellenbosch, is considered to be the “Silicon Valley” of the Cape Winelands. If you are a business traveler, Batavia is a great base to operate from, being close to the town centre with easy access to the industrial areas of the town. Please inquire for our special corporate rates.

And if you still have some things on your bucket list…

There are too many things to list, but if you need some ideas, here they are:

  • Go on a township tour
  • Take a helicopter ride
  • Go fly-fishing in Jonkershoek
  • Take a boat or fishing trip
  • Do a walking wine tour through the vineyards
  • Horseback trips
  • Hot air balloon trips
  • Mountain bike rides
  • Game viewing on nearby reserves
  • Shop till you drop in some of the world class malls in the area
  • Buy South African art in the many art galleries of Stellenbosch
  • Stop at a farm stall and try something fresh