After a week of sightseeing in the city we’ve continued our route eastwards to the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch – with its more than 120 vineyards – is one of the most famous wine regions and in recent years has also grown to one of the most popular student towns in South Africa.
Where to stay?
For us it was obvious: We wanted to enjoy these two days to the fullest and feel absolutely comfortable. Through booking.com we found out about the enchanting Banhoek Lodge, a magical place that charms us with its incredible peace and calm. Banhoek Lodge is located in the majestic Banhoek Valley, overlooking the vineyards.
If you’re looking for a more budget version you will find great airbnbs in the city center of Stellenbosch.
What to do?
In many accommodations the wine tours are already included in the room price (just ask). You can choose, if you want to join a guided tour or go on your own. Since the wineries are all next to each other, you can do this comfortably by foot.
For lunch or dinner we recommend the Tokkata delicacies / restaurant. One of the best restaurants in town with regional specialties!
Take a trip to Franschoek and visit the Huguenot chocolate factory, rent a bike and explore the vineyards or explore downtown Stellenbosch with its small cute cafés, bars and restaurants. Be sure to stop by De Warenmarkt and try the Tempura Prawns.
One last tip:
Place Stellenbosch at the end of your trip to enjoy the last days of your holidays. Cape Town Airport is just 40 minutes away, so it is an easy ride to get back home.
Hope you enjoy and get some ideas what to do the in the Vineyards.
Happy Daydrinking people!