Things to do in Stellenbosch

Experience the best things to do in Stellenbosch with our guide to essential eats, drinks, culture, activities and more.

Stellenbosch is a town steeped in history, surrounded by vineyards and mountainous nature reserves providing a range of unforgettable outdoor experiences. The oak-lined streets offer world class food, entertainment, art and culture, and a nightlife scene synonymous with a university town. Here are our recommendations of what to do in Stellenbosch this weekend along with a list of the best things to do in and around town and where to stay.

This weekend’s FCM Festival will feature performances by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Things to do this weekend

Tasché and her guitarist, Frank Freeman, will be performing an intimate set  at The Daisy Jones Bar on 11th March 2022.

Big league rugby comes to town with the DHL Stormers playing Zebre Parma on Sunday March 13 at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.Time flies when you’re having fun. Catch 10 jaar van Spoegwolf at Nooitgedacht on 13 March.

Elsewhere runners can take in beautiful vineyards and singletrack on the foothills of Simonsberg taking in spectacular views of the Winelands and Table Mountain on Sunday 13 March at Knorhoek wine estate with the Harvest Trail Run near Stellenbosch.

Plan ahead

Get out and mingle at the Stellenbosch Street Soirées – just remember to get tickets which gets you a glass and 10 wine tasting tokens.

Enjoy the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breath-taking panoramas and mountainscapes by ziplining in the Hottentots Holland Reserve.

Hit the trails in in the Overberg at the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN  with  magnificent trails, spectacular views and mouth-watering food.  Saturday 19 – Monday 21 March 2022.

Kombuis, Dana Snyman en Erns Grundling take to the stage with a limited run show entitled Drie kaalkoppe kuier tesame on 18-19 March.

Let your hair down with Fokofpolisiekar and aKING performing live at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate on 21 March. 

Comedy duo Schalk Bezuidenhout and Bennie Fourie take to the stage with Transpirant at the Drostdy Theatre 6 -8 April 2022.

Anton Goosen and Lise Swart performs songs from his acclaimed 40 years career at The Drostdy Theatre on 22 April 2022.

Food & wine

South Africa’s second oldest town is slowly surpassing its wine reputation to become a full-fledged gastro destination. If the combination of five wine routes, consisting of more than a hundred wineries, is not enough, the emergence of a range of top-tier restaurants, eateries, markets, and food experiences are making this region that go-to destination for epicureans around the globe.

Outdoor sports and activities

Enjoy outdoor pursuits in and around Stellenbosch such as hiking, cycling, running or golf. Stellenbosch is a fantastic destination for those who love getting out in the open air, engaging in physical activity and appreciating the charms of Mother Nature, thanks to a combination of its natural geography and year-round clement weather. Read more.


From Oom Samie se Winkel to the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, Stellenbosch’s to-do list is as plentiful as it’s sunny days. We offer our list of what to do in Stellenbosch for the time-smart traveler. Discover fine art, natural wonders, performing arts spaces, and so much more.


Stellenbosch boasts a high concentration of art museums and private galleries scattered across town extending to wine estates and private gardens. You’ll find fine art in public and private spaces, along with blockbuster exhibitions like the Stellenbosch Triennale featuring contemporary art from Africa. Read more

Stay over

Make the most of your visit to Stellenbosch by staying over. With a range of fine hospitality establishments, there’s something for everyone. Here are our list of some of the hidden gems that justifies a visit all by themselves.

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