Things to do in Stellenbosch during Winter & Summer

Things to do in Stellenbosch during Winter & Summer

Stellenbosch is a much-loved destination for locals and tourists that blends history, culture, and natural beauty. Here are the best things to do in Stellenbosch during the chilly Winters and sun-drenched Summers.

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Things to do in Stellenbosch during Summer

Summer in Stellenbosch is a time of vibrant energy and outdoor adventures. Here are some must-do activities:

Wine Farm Antics

  • Visit iconic estates like Lanzerac, Jordan, Pink Valley Wines and more. At many wineries, you can enjoy tastings paired with gourmet snacks or full-course meals.
  • Take a leisurely bike tour, hike or trail run through the vineyards that offer public access.

Outdoor Activities

  • Hike the trails of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, with options ranging from easy walks to challenging climbs.
  • Enjoy a picnic at the beautiful Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden.
  • Experience horseback riding through scenic wine hills and valleys.

Cultural Experiences

  • Stroll through the town’s historical centre on foot and explore the Cape Dutch architecture.
  • Revel in the local art scene with a visit to galleries such as the Rupert Museum and Dorp Street Gallery.
  • Attend summer festivals like the Stellenbosch Wine Festival and the Woordfees Arts Festival.

Things to do in Stellenbosch in Winter

The cooler weather creates a cosy atmosphere perfect for indoor activities.

Wine and Dine

  • Warm up with wineries and restaurants that run special offers, like Louisevale offering a 2-course for just R220 this Winter.
  • Indulge in the many quirky bars and cocktail lounges the town is famous for.
  • Discover the flavours of Stellenbosch on a guided food and wine tour.

Scenic Retreats

  • Book a stay at one of Stellenbosch’s charming boutique hotels or guesthouses, many of which feature fireplaces and offer scenic views of the Winelands.
  • Enjoy a spa day at luxurious spots like Delaire Graff Estate or Lanzerac Spa.

A Dose of Culture

  • Visit the Stellenbosch Village Museum to learn about the town’s history through well-preserved historic houses and artefacts.
  • Spend a leisurely afternoon at the Toy and Miniature Museum, a delightful experience for all ages.
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Stellenbosch through its many historic sites.

Stellenbosch, with its blend of scenic beauty, rich history, and diverse activities, is a destination that captivates the heart and soul!

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