Be enchanted by stellenbosch: a paradise for wine lovers and families alike

Be enchanted by stellenbosch: a paradise for wine lovers and families alike

The heart of South Africa’s wine tradition, Stellenbosch offers an unrivalled experience for both connoisseurs and novices. This enchanting region is renowned for its deep winemaking history, breath-taking landscapes, and diverse wine offerings. Indeed, Stellenbosch invites you to immerse yourself in a world where fine wine meets exquisite scenery.

As summer beckons, there’s no better place to stay and play than the captivating vineyards of Stellenbosch. Let your visit start here:

A tapestry of tasting experiences

The Stellenbosch wine experience offers several routes to explore and a mosaic of over 120 wineries, each presenting a unique tasting journey. From the historic estates that have perfected their craft over centuries to the innovative wine bars offering contemporary twists, there’s a tasting to suit every palate. Curate your own trip to sample award-winning wines or enjoy personalised tastings hosted by knowledgeable sommeliers. These sessions can comprise of a variety of wines – from robust reds and elegant whites to sparkling Cap Classiques, ensuring a comprehensive introduction to the region’s wine-growing prowess.


Culinary delights amidst the vines

Complementing the wine experiences are culinary delights. Many estates have world-class restaurants where gourmet dishes are paired with the perfect wine, elevating the dining experience. For a more casual affair, enjoy picnics amidst the vineyards or partake in one of the many interesting wine and light-bite pairings. The emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients ensures that every meal is a celebration of the region’s bountiful produce.


Breath-taking views and outdoor adventures

The allure of the Stellenbosch’s wine routes extends beyond the glass. The region’s natural beauty is a spectacle, with rolling hills, lush vineyards, and majestic mountains providing a stunning backdrop. Enjoy tastings in settings that offer panoramic views, making for unforgettable moments. For the more adventurous, a wine safari is an exciting way to explore. These guided tours can include visits to multiple wineries, often with the added thrill of traveling through the vineyards in open-air vehicles.

Family-friendly excursions

While the region is the first stop for local and international wine-lovers, Stellenbosch’s many cellars and estates have evolved to welcome families too. Kiddies are catered for, from grape juice tastings to playgrounds and safe and sprawling gardens. These family-friendly offerings ensure that everyone, regardless of age, can enjoy the magic of Stellenbosch.

Accommodation for every taste

If it’s a place to stay you need, fear not. Stellenbosch accommodation varying from luxurious estates and cosy bed-and-breakfasts to five-star boutique hotels. Among these options is your solution, whether it be a tranquil retreat or a base to explore.

The ultimate destination to stay-and-play

Stellenbosch’s wine routes present more than just a destination. It’s an experience that captivates the senses and will leave you with lasting memories. With its combination of exceptional wine, food diversity, stunning scenery, and family-friendly destinations, Stellenbosch is the epitome of a summer paradise. Why not stay and play in Stellenbosch this festive season?

For more information, visit; contact the Stellenbosch Wine Routes office on +27 (0)21 886 4310 or email; or, pop in at its offices at 47 Church Street, Stellenbosch.

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