Best places to stay in Stellenbosch

Summer is the perfect time to visit Stellenbosch. Town is abuzz with events, amazing food and wine, along with a range of outdoor experiences. Make the most of your stay by sleeping over.

Enjoy balmy summer evening under the oaks with great wine, food and live entertainment. Toast with the locals when the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirées return to the Town of Oaks for some festive feasting and laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers this summer. Taking place in Drostdy Street (just off Church Street), these midweek get-togethers are a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the area’s superb cuisine and fine wines in the company of fellow gourmets, with the town’s historic oak trees providing the perfect backdrop.

Visitors to Stellenbosch can choose from a range of fine accommodation options. In town Bonne Esperance and Heritage House are centrally located, offering luxurious old-world charm. Lanzerac Hotel nestled in the foothills of the Jonkershoek Valley is flanked by towering mountains, and the Spier Hotel promises a melting pot of creativity and craft next to the Eerste River.

Here are some of our top picks of where to stay in Stellenbosch:

Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge

A boutique guesthouse in the historic centre of Stellenbosch, Bonne Esperance is a Victorian villa built in 1907 that retains its heritage charm while welcoming guests with modern luxuries. Click here to visit their website or contact +27 21 887 0225.

Heritage House

Self-catering units where restored antiques and old-world luxuries rub shoulders with modern technology and comforts are the hallmark of Heritage House, an elegantly renovated Victorian building in historic and central Neethling Street. Click here to visit their website or contact +27 82 777 0370.

Heritage House offers luxurious accommodation

Lanzerac Wine Estate

Dating back to 1692, Lanzerac is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. The welcoming interiors of the 53 en-suite bedrooms and suites blend period grandeur and contemporary style. Click here for their website or contact +27 21 887 1132.


Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the family-friendly Spier Hotel.

Click here to visit their website or contact +27 21 809 1100.

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