Cape Town Tourism Guide
Cape Town Tourism Guide – Discover the enchanting town of Stellenbosch, nestled in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Dating back to 1679, this picturesque destination combines old-world charm with breathtaking landscapes.
From the preserved Cape Dutch architecture to the natural beauty of mountains and valleys, Stellenbosch offers a captivating experience for wine enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and culture seekers alike.
Whether you explore the renowned vineyards and wineries, indulge in a vibrant culinary scene, or immerse yourself in the arts and culture, here are some attractions to your Stellenbosch bucket list.
Hazendal Wine Estate
Nestled at the foot of the Bottelary Hills lies Hazendal Wine Estate, an attraction that merges Russian and South African traditions into a truly unforgettable experience.
Hazendal offers an array of experiences for the travelling adventurer, from a Russian tea ceremony, food and wine pairing experiences, golf at a world-class 18-hole course, world-class accommodation, and a beautiful gallery.
The estate also features Babushka Deli, a food truck, a beer garden, and a classic car showroom.
Location: Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
Opening Times: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 9pm and Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 8am to 5pm
Contact: 021 903 5034
Jordan Wine Estate
Indulge in a sensory journey at Jordan Wine Estate, a place where exquisite wines harmonise with breath-taking vistas.
Go on a terroir-tasting tour (you get to curate your own wine tasting) while feasting on panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. If you are curious, you can take a guided tour through the wine cellar to learn about the winemaking process or take the exclusive vineyard and Cellar tour in a safari-style Land Rover.
The estate also boasts some well-acclaimed eateries, including The Cellar Door @Jordan and The Jordan Restaurant. Picnic baskets are available.
Spier Wine Farm
Spier Wine Farm is an all-in-one destination perfect for young and old.
Explore (and pick your own fruit and vegetables) at their food garden, relish a wine-blending experience, ride on a Segway through lush vineyards and encounter majestic birds of prey. Visitors can also view remarkable art at the Spier Art Collection, browse local crafts at the market, get active at the Elemental Play Garden, and go on a self-guided walk/cycle through the estate.
Other options include mountain biking, picnicking, spa treatments, and dining at their farm-to-table restaurants.
Location: R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
Opening Times: Daily from 9am to 7pm. Times vary per each business operating at Spier
Contact: 021 809 1100
Bites and Sites
Share in authentic South African flavours with Bites and Sites, a company that offers guided food tours through Stellenbosch.
Their Classic Cape Cuisine Walk introduces you to Stellenbosch’s unique flavours, while the Kayamandi Township Tour and Xhosa Lunch boast the hospitality and creativity of township life.
For a unique experience, try Bites in a Box, featuring delicacies created by passionate artisans who think “out of the box.”
Root 44 Market and Wine Emporium
Surrounded by beautiful vineyards and ancient trees, Root 44 promises an indoor and outdoor feast. This must-visit attraction is home to a restaurant, a coffee shop, an art gallery, a wine shop, and a tasting room where you can enjoy pairings from the five Stellenbosch wine regions.
If you are visiting at the weekend, be sure to visit their market.
Location: Corner of R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Opening Times (Market): Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm
Opening Times (Restaurant): Wednesdays to Saturdays from 9am to 9pm, Sundays from 9am to 6pm
Opening Times (The Tasting Room, Boho Coffee, and art gallery): Wednesdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm
Contact: 021 300 3935
Delaire Graff Estate
Delaire Graff Estate is the ultimate Cape Winelands experience, offering fine wine, art and cuisine. Positioned atop the Helshoogte Pass, visitors here can spend a day or stay at this luxury attraction.
From evocative Afro-Asian cuisine at Indochine and seasonal bistro-chic dishes with a South African twist at Delaire Graff Restaurant to a state-of-the-art spa, this award-winning attraction continues to make a mark.
Middelvlei Wine Estate
Eat and socialise with a boerebraai (farm barbeque) at the family-run Middelvlei Estate.
This attraction, known for its hospitality and special farm atmosphere, offers a personal, unforgettable and authentic Stellenbosch Winelands experience for families and groups of friends. By producing superb quality wines, brothers Tinnie and Ben Momberg continue the family’s legacy of winemaking that spans over 100 years.
Dining and accommodation are also available on the property.
Housed in a cherished 18th-century historical building, De Warenmarkt is home to a collective of diverse merchants, immensely passionate about their craft.
Inspired by the Cape of Good Hope’s legacy as a trade post, De Warenmarkt brings you a range of delectable speciality meats, crepes, baked goods, and craft beer.