Welcome to Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination. The scenic Stellenbosch Wine Route is the oldest in the country and one of the most popular destinations for local and international visitors alike. We’ll introduce you to unforgettable cellar door experiences, award-winning wine estates, celebrated restaurants and Stellenbosch’s unique and enviable lifestyle. Stellenbosch is an ideal getaway year-round. Our historic town centre is a living museum with a vibrant street culture. Expect friendly locals, a host of lively events (from art, music and history to outdoor pursuits) and natural scenery to rival even our finest grape.
food & dining.
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!
craft market at
The craft market at Spier is situated under the trees next to our wine tasting room. At the market you will find a showcase of some of the best craftwork produced in the greater Cape Town area, at eight custom-designed units – each manned by a ‘cluster’ of artists.
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.
business in 'silicon valley'.
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.
The Stellenbosch Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of the City of Oaks at the Village Museum, the Toy and Miniature Museum, and the VOC Kruithuis. At the Village Museum guests are transported into the past by a walking tour of four restored period homes dating between 1709 and 1850, each with a guide in period costume.
Hikes in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. A UNESCO world Heritage site.
Waterfall Hike (6.5 km) Sossyskloof Hike (7.2km). Explore many more adventures by clicking the link above.
wellness & spa.
Unwind and rejuvenate at the Lanzerac Spa, a sought-after wellness retreat and relaxation hideaway. Relax the senses and let the harmony and tranquillity of this majestic valley gently restore body and mind. Enter a world of serenity in uniquely Stellenbosch day spa's, where comfort, luxury and excellence come together for a restorative health and beauty experience.
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.
Stellenbosch 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.
Join Stellenbosch on Foot and explore the “village of the oaks” with its shady oak avenues bordered by the water furrows of the Mill Stream. Admire the charm and harmony of the Cape Dutch Architecture and listen to tales about the colorful inhabitants of three centuries.
winelands art & sips tours.
Explore and celebrate nature, wine, food, beauty and creativity! This day tour gives visitors the opportunity to explore a few of the scenic wine farms around Stellenbosch, taste extraordinary wines and discover firsthand the best spots for a day of culture and beauty. This includes art collections in art galleries, museums, sculpture gardens and art studios, with the opportunity to meet some of the artists face to face. A relaxing lunch with spectacular views is included, as well as arrival coffee wine tastings, safe transport and informed art curators.
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.