The Top 10 things to do in Stellenbosch, according to international travellers.
Stellenbosch was the hosts of local and international travel bloggers for a week. To say it was incredible would be an understatement. Perfect autumn days made the week so much better. It was filled with activities, great food and lots of wine. All this could not have been possible without the support of South African Airways. From the airport all our guests were in the safe hands of First Car Rental for the week. The one thing that stood out for all during their week in Stellenbosch was the helicopter flight with NAC Helicopters. Thank you for giving us a different perspective of the beautiful winelands.
Here are some of the best experiences, according to our bloggers.
We've got some of the best restaurants in the world. Make sure to book early if you are planning to visit the area. Waterkloof will not disappoint with what's on offer at their fine restaurant.
Walk in the vineyards in autumn. Stellenbosch turns into a canvas of warm colours with all the leaves turning yellow, red and brown. A photographer's heaven.
Up, up and away! Take a helicopter flight and look the mountains in the eye. A flight over the valley and into the Jonkershoek will stay with you forever.
Splish, splash, autumn weather. March and April is a great time to spend some time in the winelands. All the summer winds are gone and a few drinks next to the pool would make you feel like a superstar. L'Avenir will treat you like one too.
Make something with your hands. Bites and Sites will show you around the local township and give you the opportunity to meet some of the local craftsman. Why not get your hands dirty and make your own memorabilia to take home.
Stay in style. Why stay in a hotel in Cape Town if you can stay in the luxury of a villa in Stellenbosch. Majeka House will add that personal touch and service that no hotel can ever do.
Have a picnic in the vineyards. There are a couple of places where you can do this but at Jordan's picnic stands out. They drive you up to a secret spot to enjoy the best views of the Bosch.
Hit the streets. The town's centre is a jewel to explore. Artworks are displayed on the streets. Restaurants are lined up in a row to offer you hearty meals. The vibe at night is great, with all the students roaming the streets. And the smell of fresh bread in the morning with a good cup of coffee will get you going every day.
Fore! If you like to spend a day in the sun but not on the beach, why not do it on the manicured grass of a golf course? Erinvale Golf Club is at the foot of the Helderberg and a must for all golfers.
Taste. Taste. Taste. Wine tasting is a must (obviously) if you are visiting Stellenbosch but if you don't drink wine it does not mean you have to miss out. Enjoy a cheese platter at Peter Falke Wines while your friends taste wine and your kids run around on the lawns.
A week is not enough to explore the Stellenbosch Wine Route but it is a start. Book your tickets now and come and enjoy (at least) a week in the winelands with us.