Stellenbosch, South Africa


Stellenbosch, South Africa

Why now?

Just 50 kilometres from Cape Town lies this university
town which also happens to be South Africa’s wine capital. Offering an
alluring mix of must-try wineries and food-focused farmhouses
against the backdrop of Jonkershoek mountains, it offers welcome
respite from the buzzing waterfront city.

Don’t miss…

Head to Boschendal, just 15 minutes from
the heart of Stellenbosch, for an overnight stay at the farm. The
property is peppered with restored cottages featuring eco-friendly
swimming pools, dams and claw-foot bathtubs. Start your day with a
lazy breakfast overlooking the hills before setting out on a trek
or bike ride. Return in time for a swim followed by a five-course
dinner with wine pairings set in the vineyard.

Who to take with you

A big group of family and friends. This is the place for setting
the world to rights over long, wine-soaked dinners .

When to go

to March
for summer weather and the grape harvest.

Most likely to bump into…

Wine critics on holiday.

Essentials to bring with you

Trainers. You’ll want to explore the town, as well as hike and
bike to discover the surrounding area.

How to get there

Fly into Cape Town International Airport and rent a car –
Stellenbosch is a 20-minute drive from the airport.

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