A short drive from the centre of Stellenbosch, this wine estate is also great for families: kids can enjoy the petting farm, lawn games and a juice and candy pairing while the grown ups enjoy the wine blending experience (R150 per person). Reservations are essential.

Middelvlei is also known for its braai (barbeque) restaurant serving traditional South African fare like boerewors (farmer's sausage), sosatie (spiced chicken kebabs) and potbrood (bread baked in an iron pot).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Stellenbosch attractions

1. Bergkelder

1.09 MILES

For wine lovers without wheels, this cellar a short walk from the town centre is ideal. Hour-long tours (R60) are followed by an atmospheric candlelit…

2. Toy & Miniature Museum

1.44 MILES

This delightful museum features a remarkable collection of detailed toys ranging from railway sets to dollhouses. The highlight for kids is probably the…

3. VOC Kruithuis

1.51 MILES

The VOC Kruithuis was built in 1777 to store the town’s weapons and gunpowder and now houses a small military museum.

4. St Mary’s on the Braak Church

1.55 MILES

The neo-Gothic St Mary’s on the Braak Church, completed in 1852, sits at the north end of the Braak, an open stretch of grass.

5. Braak

1.55 MILES

At the north end of the Braak, an open stretch of grass, you’ll find the neo-Gothic St Mary’s on the Braak Church, completed in 1852. West of the church…

6. University Museum

1.75 MILES

This fabulous Flemish Renaissance–style building houses an interesting and varied collection of local art, an array of African anthropological treasures…

7. Village Museum


A group of exquisitely restored and period-furnished houses dating from 1709 to 1850 make up this museum, which is a must-see. At each house you'll find a…

8. Grosvenor House

1.84 MILES

This stately house, built in 1782, is part of the Village Museum.