Lynedoch EcoVillage


An initiative of the Sustainability Institute, Lynedoch EcoVillage is an ecologically designed and socially mixed community designed to be self-sustaining. You can visit and learn more about the community projects or join one of the short courses covering topics such as sustainable development and food security. There is a cafe that uses produce grown in the community garden and simple accommodation is also available (double from R500).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Winelands attractions

1. Spier Hotel and Wine Farm

1.67 MILES

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…

2. Meerlust Estate


Hannes Myburgh is the eighth generation of his family to have run this historic wine estate since 1756. Most famous for its Rubicon claret, it's a much…

3. Van Ryn Brandy Cellar

3.25 MILES

This brandy distillery runs superb tours (10am, 11.30am and 3pm), which include a barrel-making display and end with your choice of tasting. Options…

4. Vergenoegd


Other than tastings, there's lots of kid-friendly fun, including a chance to meet the workforce of ducks that help keep the vineyards pest- and pesticide…

5. Middelvlei

5.53 MILES

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…

6. Blaauwklippen

5.92 MILES

This rustic, 300-year-old estate with several fine Cape Dutch buildings is known for its excellent red wines, particularly its cabernet sauvignon and…

7. 18 Gangster Museum

5.99 MILES

Gangsterism is the blight of the Cape Flats, and this innovative living museum shows the treacherous path that too many in these communities follow into…

8. Bergkelder

6.24 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…