Top things to do in Stellenbosch

Top Choice Winery in Stellenbosch

Spier

Spier has some excellent shiraz, cabernet and red blends, though a visit to this vast winery is less about wine and more about the other activities available. There are superb birds-of-prey displays (adult/child R75…
Top Choice Bakery in Stellenbosch

Boschendal at Oude Bank

A vibrant bakery and bistro priding itself on locally sourced ingredients. The menu features salads, sandwiches and mezze-style platters, as well as fresh cakes and pastries and local craft beer. There are tables on…
Top Choice Fusion in Stellenbosch

Rust en Vrede

Expect innovative dishes like rabbit-leg wontons or beetroot chocolate fondant at this stylish winery restaurant. Book ahead.
Top Choice Winery in Stellenbosch

Vergelegen

Simon van der Stel’s son Willem first planted vines here in 1700. The buildings and elegant grounds have ravishing mountain views and a ‘stately home’ feel to them. You can take a tour of the gardens, a cellar tour …
Top Choice Winery in Stellenbosch

Warwick Estate

Warwick’s red wines are legendary, particularly its Bordeaux blends. The winery offers an informative Big Five wine safari (referring to grape varieties, not large mammals) through the vineyards, and picnics (R550 f…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Stellenbosch

Craft Wheat & Hops

This place has a dozen local craft beers on tap and plenty more in bottles. There's also a decent wine list and a great selection of spirits. If you can't decide, ask to do the beer tasting (R65) or a gin sampler (R…
Winery in Stellenbosch

Waterkloof

The stunning contemporary architecture here is a fine contrast to the familiar Cape Dutch buildings at older estates. The estate specialises in biodynamic wines and ecofriendly farming methods – take a two-hour guid…
Winery in Stellenbosch

Villiera

Villiera produces several excellent Méthode Cap Classique wines and a highly rated and well-priced shiraz. Excellent two-hour wildlife drives (adult/child R220/110) with knowledgeable guides take in antelope, zebras…
Bistro in Stellenbosch

Jordan

It's a little off the beaten Stellenbosch path, but it's worth the drive to get to this well-respected restaurant in a winery. The delectable menu is filled with high-end, inventive dishes, and, for those looking fo…
Fusion in Stellenbosch

Jardine

Celebrated chef George Jardine of the long-established Jordan restaurant opened this small and very special spot in 2016. The emphasis is on local produce showcased in simple but extraordinarily good dishes. Book ah…