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Outdoor sports and activities in Stellenbosch

The beautiful vineyards and the mountainous nature reserves surrounding Stellenbosch offer a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. With its agreeable climate and endless sunsets, Stellenbosch is a year-round destination for hikers,…

Going Solo

Solo Studios occupy a singular place in annual art calendar – a unique opportunity to experience art in the various artist studios set against the backdrop of the beautiful Riebeek Valley. This…

Get Involved!

People often want to help organisations that focus on improving the lives of thoseless fortunate, especially in their own community, but are unsure where to start.RENSKE HOWELL explores three opportunities where support…

A Spirit for Winter

For Emile Joubert, there’s nothing like a fireside armchair in winter and a snifter of well-aged, top-of-the-range South African brandy – the height of sophisticated indulgence. But which one to choose? The…

Fly Fishing Cum Laude

With winter rains swelling our rivers, our thoughts turn to fly fishing. This ode to fly fishing appeared in our third issue of Stellenbosch Visio. Fly fishing or medicine? As a student…

Cold Squad

The temperature will soon be plummeting into single digits and this means one thing: snow missions! Join JACQUES MARAIS as he treks into the Winelands mountains in search of powder. Life always…

Playing for Water

How does a soccer field in a primary school produce clean water for drinking, growing vegetables and more? ELMARI RAUTENBACH finds out from Marco Botha, CEO of the Open Play Foundation. It’s…

Stellenbosch in Tops at Trophy Spirits Show

Stellenbosch has added another feather to its cap with Van Ryn’s Distillery’s exceptional performance at the prestigious Investec Trophy Spirits Show, winning three best of show awards. The Stellenbosch-based distillery’s achievement highlights…

Quoin Rock Shakes Up Winter

Whether presenting world-class cuisine at Gåte or demonstrating mesmerising mixology at QBar in the heart of Stellenbosch, Quoin Rock has persuaded RICHARD HOLMES that there’s no reason to stay in this winter…