20 Things To Do In Stellenbosch South Africa Travel Guide
Join us as we visit Stellenbosch, South Africa showcasing the best things to do in Stellenbosch in this travel guide to the Cape Winelands region of the Western Cape. Our focus was of course touring around world class vineyards and wine farms in and around Stellenbosch; however, we also covered some of best outdoor activities and cultural experiences such as going on a vineyard segway tour, wine safari, visiting a township and eating a local Xhosa meal. Stellenbosch town has numerous attractions worth visiting and a wonderful cafe, restaurant and nightlife scene. Fortunately, we had a chance to explore on foot and bicycle to see a different side of town. Overall, our Stellenbosch travel guide covers sipping wine, gourmet eating and fun activities for couples, friends and/or families.
20 Things to do in Stellenbosch Travel Guide Playlist:
Intro to Stellenbosch, South Africa - 00:01
1) Cape Malay Dinner with wine and cupcakes at Delheim - 00:50
2) Wine and Fudge Pairing at Avontuur Estate - 01:12
3) Lunch at Blaauwklippen Family Market - 02:35
4) Braai and Wine Blending at Middelvlei Wine Estate - 04:08
5) Segway tour at Spier Wine Farm - 05:28
6) Lunch at Hoghouse BBQ & Bakery on Spier Wine Farm - 06:51
7) Walking Tour of Stellenbosch, South Africa - 07:11
8) Wine safari at Jordan Wines - 07:32
9) Kayamandi Township Tour - 08:46
10) Traditional Xhosa Meal - 09:16
11) Music and Drinks at Rebellion Courtyard Cafe - 10:03
12) Hiking in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve - 10:25
13) Biking tour of Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands - 11:20
14) Lunch at Lanzerac Wine Estate - 11:28
15) Vinegar tasting at Rozendal Farm - 11:41
16) Dinner at Delaire Graff Estate - 13:22
17) Brandy Tasting at Van Ryn - 13:39
18) Olive oil Tasting and Brunch at Tokara - 14:31
19) Sidecar tour of Stellenbosch, South Africa - 14:54
20) Lunch at The Bus Stop - 15:58
Outro to Stellenbosch, Western Cape - 19:11
Our visit Stellenbosch travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a wine and food guide (best vineyards, farms, restaurants and food in the region), top adventure recreation and the city by day and night. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Stellenbosch tourism brochure or Stellenbosch, South Africa city tour.
Things to do in Stellenbosch, South Africa Travel Guide Video Transcript:
On our very first trip to South Africa we spent one day in Stellenbosch where we did a wine tour and hit up a total of 5 wineries. It was an action packed day but we knew we had only seen a fraction of what this place has to offer and we were itching to return! Fast forward two years, and we found ourselves with an invitation to come and experience Stellenbosch, this time with a week to spare. Naturally we said yes! This being the winelands meant that our itinerary was wine heavy, but we also got to see sample the food, visit the markets, check out the nightlife and get close to nature. The following is our travel guide to Stellenbosch, pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back, and join us on this ride!
In between all the feasting and vineyard hopping, we also found a bit of time to explore Stellenbosch itself. Stellenbosch is a charming town located in the Western Cape, and it’s the second oldest European settlement in the province after Cape Town. The streets are lined with oak trees, the buildings are all painted white, and you have a cool mix of Early Cape, Cape Dutch, and Victorian architecture.
And while Sam was off hiking, I did a biking tour of Stellenbosch with the Adventure Shop, where I learned a bit more about the town’s history, and got out in nature, before biking over to the Lanzerac Wine Estate where we met up with the group again. Here we had a light lunch featuring a spread of cheese, deli meats, fresh fruits, and of course, wine!
And just like that our week in Stellenbosch was over! I think it’s fair to say that we left a few pounds heavier, but with a newfound appreciation for South African wine and a taste of what the winelands have to offer. As always, we hope you enjoyed this travel guide and that it gave you a few ideas of things to do in Stellenbosch. If you have any other suggestions of cool things to see, eat, or experience, feel free to share those with travellers in the comments below. In the meantime we wish you happy travels and we’ll see you in Cape Town on our next video!
This is part of our Travel in South Africa video series showcasing South African food, South African culture, South African wine and South African cuisine.
This was part of the #Stellenblog campaign organized by Destinate.
Music in this video courtesy of Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Songs: Boost, Mondays, and Vibe With Me