May 09, 2014
12 Pics that will make you want to explore Stellenbosch
Editor’s Note: This article was first published on News 24
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture... and did we mention wine?
Stellenbosch has been in the social media spotlight for the past few days as a number of international bloggers have been exploring its streets and vineyards as part of the experiential #StellenBlog campaign.
The campaign kicked off on Monday with a little walkabout the famous student town's oak-lined streets followed by a stylish soiree at Dorier Wine Farm.
A number of local bloggers and online influencers joined international bloggers Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape, Matt Long from Landlopers, Niamh Shields from Eat Like a Girl and Norman Röhlig from I-REF for the experience and there were Instagram shots, Twitpics and Facebook updates a-plenty!
We've been following the updates closely and selected 12 of our favourite Instagram pics from the #StellenBlog campaign so far.
Check them out and follow the hashtag for more:
1. Okay, so having a wild time doesn't ALWAYS involve wine in the winelands! You can even hang out with big cats at Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West.
2. Enjoying the view from Waterford Wine Estate
3. A bit of late afternoon wine tasting at Brampton Wine Bar in Stellenbosch's Church Street
4. Now this is what a winelands lunch looks like! Norman having a great time at Dornier.
5. Art appreciation at SMAC Art Gallery
6. Beautiful architecture, soft afternoon light, leafiness and great coffee. How about a stroll through Stellenbosch's streets?
7. Feeling a little tired after all that walking? Keep your eyes peeled for the artistic benches that form part of the 'Kom Sit' campaign around town.
8. If you're not in the mood for wine (crazy person!), the lovely Wijnhuis in Andringa Street, ironically, serves the best (really, really) coffee in town.
9. Wise words indeed... spotted outside the gorgeous Bartinney Wine Bar in Bird Street
10. More gorgeous architecture. Just remember to look up every now and then!
11. An extensive wine tasting at Lanzerac
12. The best time of year for the winelands? Undoubtedly Autumn. Just look at these colours!