Best wine tours in Stellenbosch
Discover the wines and wineries that have contributed to the distinct heritage of the South African wine industry, celebrated for full-bodues, top quality red wines, with this full-day wine ... See More
If you're interested in exploring the Stellenbosch wine region but are short on time this half day cycling tour is for you! In just three hours the tour manages to pack in a memorable cycl... See More
Stellenbosch is South Africa's premier wine-producing region. From long-standing wine estates with sprawling fields holding lush grapevines to hospitable boutique wine farms boasting charm a... See More
Discover some of the hidden gems of the celebrated Stellenbosch wine-producing region on this small group, half-day wine tasting tour from Cape Town. This one-of-a-kind experience is the clo... See More
Why Visit Stellenbosch?
Perhaps the most iconic wine region in all South Africa, the expansive vineyards of the Stellenbosch region surround the pretty, leafy university town of the same name to create one of the most splendid and welcoming wine tourism areas in the world. The area is beloved for its natural beauty, with soaring mountains and verdant, undulating vineyards creating some of the most beautiful scenery in the Cape Winelands.
The town itself is an elegant, historic Dutch town which dates back to 1679 - famed for its Cape Dutch architecture with Georgian and Victorian influences, there are plenty of interesting museums where you can discover more about this lovely town. Check out sights such as historic Dorp Street and the 18th century Moederkerk (Mother Church) as you stroll the peaceful, tree-lined avenues which criss-cross the town. The food scene is excellent here, with some of the best restaurants in the country to be found here and a strong, passionate emphasis on farm-to-table dining. Fresh, locally grown produce abounds here and is transformed by talented chefs into memorable dining experiences. At night, the town comes alive thanks to an energetic student population of around 30,000 people, which keeps the bars busy and the atmosphere buzzing!
The town's focus on high-quality hospitality is also true of the majority of the surrounding vineyards - Stellenbosch is a world leader in incredible winery experiences, where every visit is so much more than just a wine tasting. Super-luxury, five-star experiences are readily available, with many producers offering sumptous accommodation, world-class dining and even amazing added extras such as art galleries and game drives alongside the traditional wine tastings and vineyard tours. Unforgettable experiences abound here ... the stunning Delaire Graff estate is one of the most decadent, with an on-site diamond boutique for those looking to splash their cash; Spier Wines is home to one of the largest contemporary art collections in South Africa; and Villiera offer guests the chance to spot springbok and giraffe on a game tour before enjoying a glass of the winery's famous Cap Classique sparkling wines.