Go on an adventure
Find out more about the types of excursions you could go on that are a bit further afield from the hotel.
A 30-minute drive through this mountainous region, scattered with centuries’ old estates originally built by French Huguenots in the late 1600s, takes one to Franschoek. South Africa’s ‘gourmet capital’ hosting globally feted restaurants. Or visit Solms Delta’s estate with its unique museums that trace the ancestry of local people, their music and culture is a particularly rewarding experience.
The historic town of Paarl, set beneath massive granite boulders that ‘gleam like pearls’, is the traditional ‘home’ of the Afrikaans language. It is also located near the spot where an imprisoned Nelson Mandela finally walked to freedom in 1990. Surrounded by iconic estates like Nederburg, it offers many historic, wine and leisure experiences.
Southern Cape Coast
This half day excursion offers key southern coast nature reserves with unique Cape species, the verdant fruit and wine growing areas of Elgin. Stop en route in the whale-watching town of Hermanus where these oceanic giants can be seen from the town’s shoreline between June and end November.
The mountains and plains of the Klein Karoo region offer a very different view of the Cape. This area features drier wine and fruit growing country towns such as Worcester, Tulbagh and Robertson. A few hours drive from Stellenbosch, this rugged landscape is also home to top game reserves like Sanbona, which allow up-close encounters with Africa’s biggest wild species.
City of Cape Town
The many wonders of Africa’s tourism ‘capital’ are an easy 40 minutes’ drive from Stellenbosch. Visit legendary sights such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, the Cape Town Castle and some of the Cape’s top museums, galleries, theatres and cultural experiences.