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The heart of South Africa’s wine tradition, Stellenbosch offers an unrivalled experience for both connoisseurs and novices. This enchanting region is renowned for its deep winemaking history, breath-taking landscapes, and diverse wine offerings. Indeed, Stellenbosch invites you to immerse yourself in a world where fine wine meets exquisite scenery.

As summer beckons, there’s no better place to stay and play than the captivating vineyards of Stellenbosch. Let your visit start here:

A tapestry of tasting experiences

The Stellenbosch wine experience offers several routes to explore and a mosaic of over 120 wineries, each presenting a unique tasting journey. From the historic estates that have perfected their craft over centuries to the innovative wine bars offering contemporary twists, there’s a tasting to suit every palate. Curate your own trip to sample award-winning wines or enjoy personalised tastings hosted by knowledgeable sommeliers. These sessions can comprise of a variety of wines – from robust reds and elegant whites to sparkling Cap Classiques, ensuring a comprehensive introduction to the region’s wine-growing prowess.

Culinary delights amidst the vines

Complementing the wine experiences are culinary delights. Many estates have world-class restaurants where gourmet dishes are paired with the perfect wine, elevating the dining experience. For a more casual affair, enjoy picnics amidst the vineyards or partake in one of the many interesting wine and light-bite pairings. The emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients ensures that every meal is a celebration of the region’s bountiful produce.

Breath-taking views and outdoor adventures

The allure of the Stellenbosch’s wine routes extends beyond the glass. The region’s natural beauty is a spectacle, with rolling hills, lush vineyards, and majestic mountains providing a stunning backdrop. Enjoy tastings in settings that offer panoramic views, making for unforgettable moments. For the more adventurous, a wine safari is an exciting way to explore. These guided tours can include visits to multiple wineries, often with the added thrill of traveling through the vineyards in open-air vehicles.

Family-friendly excursions

While the region is the first stop for local and international wine-lovers, Stellenbosch’s many cellars and estates have evolved to welcome families too. Kiddies are catered for, from grape juice tastings to playgrounds and safe and sprawling gardens. These family-friendly offerings ensure that everyone, regardless of age, can enjoy the magic of Stellenbosch.

Accommodation for every taste

If it’s a place to stay you need, fear not. Stellenbosch accommodation varying from luxurious estates and cosy bed-and-breakfasts to five-star boutique hotels. Among these options is your solution, whether it be a tranquil retreat or a base to explore.

The ultimate destination to stay-and-play

Stellenbosch’s wine routes present more than just a destination. It’s an experience that captivates the senses and will leave you with lasting memories. With its combination of exceptional wine, food diversity, stunning scenery, and family-friendly destinations, Stellenbosch is the epitome of a summer paradise. Why not stay and play in Stellenbosch this summer season?

For more information, visit; contact the Stellenbosch Wine Routes office on +27 (0)21 886 4310 or email; or, pop in at its offices at 47 Church Street, Stellenbosch.

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