Explore the Stellenbosch art scene

The natural splendour of the Cape Winelands may be a feast for the eyes, but there’s also much more to hold your gaze. Wherever you go in and around Stellenbosch, you will come across art that captivates, provokes, enlightens and inspires.

From public art and sculpture gardens to art galleries and artists’ studios, the City of Oaks packs an artistic punch. A stroll through the historic streets reveals eye-catching artworks, such as sculptures that serve as bike stands – fitting for a university town. Step into one of the many art galleries for a browse or get to know the creative spirits who sell their handiwork at craft markets.

At the Rupert and Stellenbosch University museums, marvel at the works of South African greats. When you visit a wine estate for a tasting, you’re just as likely to encounter a different type of artistry. Among the vineyards are first-class galleries: some housed in restored farm buildings and wine cellars, others in purpose-built venues.

The art frequently continues when you head outside, with sculpture gardens that range from intimate to expansive. There’s no question about it: art is woven deeply into the fabric of life here. Won’t you come stay to see?

Where to stay


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.

www.bonneesperance.com | 021 887 0225

Clos Malverne Wine Estate

Experience a distinct atmosphere, an air of tranquillity and charm not readily found today. Situated in the picturesque Devon Valley, our luxurious guest rooms make for an unforgettable stay. The working wine estate boasts a day spa, an outdoor pool and an award-winning restaurant. Clos Malverne’s central location makes it the perfect base
for exploring Stellenbosch and the surrounding Winelands.

www.closmalverne.co.za | 076 610 9779

Heritage House

Self-catering units where restored antiques and old-world luxuries rub shoulders with modern technology and comforts. An elegantly renovated Victorian building in historic Neethling Street.

www.stbhh.co.za | 082 777 0370


The Cape’s rich heritage and unmatched beauty await your visit. Come walk in the footsteps of history-makers, enjoy the luxury of the estate, breathe in the fresh
air – you will never look back.

www.lanzerac.co.za | 021 887 1132

Oude Werf Hotel

Modern meets vintage at the oldest hotel still operating in South Africa. Intimate luxury combines with chic antique style in the heart of Stellenbosch – the perfect place
to stay while you explore the town.

www.oudewerf.co.za | 021 887 4608

Spier Hotel & Wine Farm 

Located on the historical Spier Wine Farm in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, the spacious rooms and lush gardens of the family-friendly Spier Hotel cater to guests’ every need.

www.spier.co.za | 021 809 1100

Sugarbird Manor

For a quick break or longer stay, our tranquil 4-star guest house and cottages are a home away from home. Come and enjoy the vineyard views, abundant birdlife and award-winning wines.

www.sugarbirdmanor.co.za | 079 124 2124