Stellenbosch Valley is situated southwest from Stellenbosch and covers the triangular area roughly bordered by the R110 road and R304. The M12 is the main westerly traverse of the region.
The area extends to the fringes of the Cape Town metropolitan area.
As with the neighbouring Helderberg sub-route, the vineyards of Stellenbosch Valley are first in line for the cooling influence of much-desired ocean breezes. As with all areas around Stellenbosch, wineries of the region have consistently been recognised as among the best for quality wine grape production.
The landscape is a mix of low hills and sprawling agricultural lands linked by winding farm roads, making it the area a delight to explore. Amongst the many hills and dales that characterise the region, Stellenbosch Valley sub-route incorporates areas such as Vlottenburg, Polkadraai and the well-known, legislated ward of Devon Valley.
Zewenwacht and Saxenburg are the most westerly lying farms of the route. Along the Polkadraai route, there’s Bein, De Toren, Skilpadvlei and Boschkloof. Along Baden Powell Road, there’s Meerlust, Usana, Spier, Van Ryn’s and Vredenheim along with nearby Neethlingshof and Lovane. Dotted along the southern border of the Bottelary Hills Conservancy are Jordan, De Waal and Overgaauw; in the Devon Valley area, there’s Brenaissance, Aaldering, Clos Malverne, Louisvale, JC Le Roux, Le Grand Domaine and Meinert. Closer to Stellenbosch town lies Dalla Cia, Stellakaya, Rascallion, The High Road and Middelvlei.