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.
New designs, new flavours and new ideas… Taste, learn and laugh with curated wine masterclasses, make magic with moss, escape with a spa day, and find out more about chef Peter Tempelhoff’s latest fine dining venture.
Make your weekend unforgettable with our curated three-day calendar: enjoy a forest picnic at Vergelegen Wine Estate, cook alongside executive chef Stephen Fraser for Lanzerac’s Summer Masterclass, dust of those running shoes and take part in the STF Bartinney2Bartinney Trail Run, see one of South Africa’s foremost organ improvisers Zorada Temmingh live in concert, and sit down for heavenly culinary delights at the recently re-opened Gåte at Quoin Rock.
Find inner peace and tranquility with a Pilates session at the iconic Lanzerac Wine Estate, taste fynbos-infused cupcakes for a unique wine tasting experience at Delheim Wines, have fun after sunset at Boschendal’s Friday Night Market, meet old Springbok players at the Dorp Street Sunday Market, and enjoy a classical concert presented by Stellenbosch Konservatorium from the comfort of your home.
The enforced closure of restaurants during the initial phases of the lockdown had a devastating effect on these establishments but, as ever, innovation came to the fore. Ilse van der Merwe discovers how some top Stellenbosch restaurants made a plan.