Explore Stellenbosch

EAT, EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

Stellenbosch activities, eateries and accommodation

Stellenbosch offers a wide range of attractions and activities for everyone ranging from the most avid adventurer to the finest wine connoisseur. The scenic Stellenbosch Wine Route is the oldest in the country and is one of the most popular destinations for local and international visitors alike. Golf courses, mountain biking trails, valleys and a vibrant student community, Stellenbosch has it all.

Visit Stellenbosch to experience unforgettable cellar door experiences, award-winning wine estates, celebrated restaurants and Stellenbosch’s unique and enviable lifestyle. Stellenbosch is an ideal getaway year-round and a picturesque university town with a youthful, student atmosphere. Our historic town centre has a lively street culture and offers many opportunities to soak in the rich history of this beautiful town.

Get ready to experience local cuisine and culture, a host of lively events (from art, music and history to outdoor pursuits) and natural scenery at a truly epic scale.

Let us show you what to do, where to eat and where to stay when you visit Stellenbosch. Alternative, contact us to start planning a trip of a lifetime.

WHAT TO DO

E-bike Wine Tasting Tour

Bike Around Stellenbosch

E-bike your way through Stellenbosch – the town, Jonkershoek and Helshoogte – tasting superb wines along the way. The meeting spot for the Stellenbosch tour is at De Warenmarkt, almost right next door to De Hoek Manor.

Stellenbosch Jonkershoek Guided Hike

Scenic Sunset Hike

The awe-inspiring hike through the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is as magnificent in summer (for a cool waterfall), as it is in winter, when it is particularly lush and pretty. We recommend doing this hike with an experienced guide.

Stellenbosch Tuk-Tuk Wine Tour

Winery-hopping, Tuk-Tuk Style

A unique way of visiting various estates in the Stellenbosch Winelands, without having to drive yourself. Hop on a tuk bus or a small tuk-tuk! No hassle. No losing directions. Just pure wine country bliss.

Root 44 Farmer's Market Stellenbosch

Explore a Farmers’ Market

Root 44 Market offers live entertainment, 80 craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, as well as an awesome selection of over 50 food traders offering edible and drinkable treats.

De Warenmarkt Stellenbosch

De Warenmarkt

Housed in a cherished 18th-century heritage building in the heart of Stellenbosch’s vibrant cultural district, De Warenmarkt offers a range of exciting flavours and experiences inspired by the Cape’s legacy as a trading post. Lining the walls of the restaurant are food and drink offerings to satisfy all tastes, including a deli, gourmet coffee bar, juice bar, butcher, and delightful creperie. De Warenmarkt is literally just around the corner from De Hoek Manor and Rozenhof Guest Accommodation.

Taste Stellenbosch

Experience both sides of the Stellenbosch culinary coin with a guided tour that seeks out hidden flavours, all while being immersed in the architecture, culture, art and history of this neighbourhood. Stop off at a rustic eatery for an array of home-grown teas and rare spice-infused sweet treats; an artisanal bakery; a family butchery for biltong and a “Five Senses of Gin” tasting; before ending off at the oldest hotel in South Africa for a lunch platter that emphasises traditional heritage. Brace yourself for a culinary experience of note!

WHERE TO EAT

Basic Bistro Stellenbosch

Basic Bistro

This cosy bistro serves basic but delicious food and remains one of our firm favourites.

Schoon Manufactory Café

This small café serves great coffee and carefully selected produce-driven dishes.

Genki Sushi Bar

If you love sushi, you need to visit Genki's, a gastronomic delight every time.

Java Café Stellenbosch

Java Café

In a town were local hangouts come and go, Java has stood the test of time. Great food and value for money with a nice student vibe.

The Fat Butcher

Meat-lovers look no further. The Fat Butcher offers delicious food, great service and a rustic, old-world charm.

Hussar's Grill Stellenbosch

Hussar's Grill

Hussar's grill is always a good choice with meats and wines galore. Space is limited, so let us reserve a seat.

Hiking trails and art galleries abound in Stellenbosch, but it's wine that takes center stage.

WHERE TO STAY

De Hoek Manor

De Hoek Manor has 5 en-suite rooms in the historic center of Stellenbosch and offers an authentic old-world charm experience. It is right next door to the official Stellenbosch Tourism office and and walking distance from several popular local restaurants, bistros, wine boutiques, museums, and the botanical gardens of Stellenbosch University.

Rozenhof Guest Accommodation

Rozenhof Guest Accommodation, which is about 100m from De Hoek Manor, is also situated in the historic center of Stellenbosch. It has 3 en-suite rooms and features modern, almost minimalist - but still warm - European interiors. Complimentary breakfasts, off-street parking, and check-in and check-out are available at our sister property, De Hoek Manor.

CONTACT US

Let us help you plan your next trip.

Give Us a Call

Give us a call on +27 (0) 21 886 9988 and let us tailor an experience that meets your exact needs. We speak English, Afrikaans and German.

WhatsApp us

Give us a call on +27 71 498 6879 or leave us a message.

Send Us an Email

You can reach us at info@getaway-gateway.com

Drop By and Talk

Our Central Reservations Office is located at 8 Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch, directly opposite the historic 'Moederkerk' (Dutch Reformed Church).