is South Africa’s second oldest town after Cape Town and is the sentimental
heart of the Winelands. The streets of Stellenbosch are lined with shady
oaks and beautiful gabled, white-washed buildings.
the town is very cultural, it also has a decidedly young and vibrant air.
There are some interesting museums and many of the buildings, including
some of the hotels and restaurants, are national monuments.
map of Stellenbosch
is good mountain biking just outside the town and while there are plenty
of golf courses around the area, Stellenbosch is really all about wine.
The town is virtually surrounded by fabulous cellars where you can do a
tasting, join a cellar tour, stock up your own personal cellar, and perhaps
enjoy a lovely leisurely lunch in the shade of some typical Stellenbosch
oaks. Some of the wine farms have become multi-purpose resorts with theatres,
restaurants, equestrian centres and much much more. Stellenbosch
is close to Cape Town so it can be visited on a day trip, or you could
do a day trip to Cape Town or the Overberg from
Stellenbosch. The nearest beach is at Strand.
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Guest Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, STELLENBOSCH
Avenues Guest Lodge is a
lovingly restored turn of the century home set in the heart of Stellenbosch.
We offer eight double en-suite rooms, with a choice of twin, double or
queen-size beds. Unwind with sundowners at the sparkling swimming pool
or catch up on news or sport in the TV lounge. Explore this student village
with its numerous museums, art galleries, curio shops, and historical buildings.
Sample the culinary delights of the region at various restaurants within
walking distance, or visit one of the many renowned wineries for a wine
tasting or cellar tour. Avenues is also located close to the University's
sports facilities and numerous health centres. Stellenbosch is the ideal
base from which to explore the nearby towns of Franschhoek, Gordon's Bay,
Hermanus, and Paarl.
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Homestead, Bed & Breakfast, STELLENSBOSCH
Surrounded by the Dornier
vineyards and set amidst the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains, Dornier
Homestead offers a restaurant with a large terrace. Stellenbosch is 8 km
away. The spacious rooms at Dornier Homestead have large windows and wooden
floors. Most have a fireplace and each room comes with tea-and coffee-making
facilities. Guests have complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and the rooms
enjoy lovely garden, mountain or vineyard views. Breakfast is available
for a surcharge. The homestead has a lounge area and gardens with a natural
pool for guests to enjoy. It is located within a short walk of the Dornier
Bodega Restaurant and wine lounge. Stellenbosch is a 15-minute drive away.
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is just 25 minutes by car. Free private parking
is possible at Dornier Homestead.
Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, STELLENBOSCH
For the ultimate escape
and rejuvenation come to Eikendal Lodge, which is gracefully nestled amidst
lush vineyards on a working winery at the foot of the Helderberg near Stellenbosch.
It offers an idyllic winelands retreat to revitalise the senses. Unwind
in the lap of country-style luxury and indulge in a laidback al fresco
breakfast by the pool, soak up the romantic glow of the fireplace, or set
foot on a hiking trail through the vineyards. Our philosophy is focused
around the personal preferences of our guests, with each visit specially
tailored to ensure a flexible winelands experience. We strive in making
every stay a memorable one with exceptional yet unpretentious, personalised
service and a homely atmosphere, giving each guest a sense of ownership.
At Eikendal Lodge, our hospitality is as inspiring and breathtaking as
a true African sunset.
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