Top Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Top accommodation - stellenbosch

Situated just an hour away from the Mother City of Cape Town, lies the beautiful town of Stellenbosch. Surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation, Stellenbosch is renowned for its scenic beauty and top accommodation establishments.

Founded more than 100 years ago, you will find that the streets are lined with surviving examples of some of the most beautiful Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian Architecture, many of which have been converted into boutique Hotels, Guesthouses and Bed and Breakfast establismntes.

Stellenbosch is known for its prestigious University and offers the biggest variety of wine estates in South Africa with more than 150 cellars in town.

The town itself has a vibrant atmosphere that both locals and tourists can enjoy from the beautiful natural surroundings to the number of activities to experience and enjoy. You can swim in the ocean which is only 15 minutes away, take a scenic walk on one of their many hiking trails or go strawberry picking with the family.

The wine route in Stellenbosch is one of the best known in South Africa. You can choose from a number of wine cellars ranging from traditional estates to the glamorous new boutique wine estates. You can travel through the town to sample some of their wines or visit their famous art galleries.

Stellenbosch is like the vintage wines that it is justly famous for; its many nuances will stay with you and make the desire to return, irresistible. When visiting such a town you want to make sure you stay in some of the top accommodation offerings.

Home, Food & Travel has compiled a list of some of the top accommodations in Stellenbosch for you to choose from when paying a visit. Have a look.

Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate

Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate - Top Accommodation - Stellenbosch

Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate is a world-class championship golf course, working wine farm and residential estate offering upmarket accommodation, conferencing & event opportunities.

Located just 5 minutes outside Stellenbosch and surrounded by rolling vineyards and majestic mountains, here you will find a true jewel of the Bottelary Valley in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.  Only 30 minutes from Cape Town and just 5 minutes from the centre of Stellenbosch (8km) Devonvale is surrounded by wine farms & conservation areas…READ MORE

Telephone 021 8652080. Make a reservation click here. Get there click here, Find out more click here.

Kunjani Wines

Kunjani Wines - Top Accommodation - Stellenbosch

For a truly memorable experience in the heart of Stellenbosch, where wine farms are abundant and luxury accommodation abounds, guests will love a visit to Kunjani Wines. Paul Barth & Pia Watermeyer, husband-and-wife team and owners of Kunjani, have created a contemporary and soulful establishment that reflects cross-continental influences like no other in the Winelands of the Western Cape.

Not only does Kunjani produce a wonderful selection of wines, but they also offer luxury accommodation and have their own fantastic restaurant…READ MORE

Telephone +27 87 630 0409. Make a reservation click here. Get there click here, Find out more click here.

Moores End

Moores End- Top Accommodation - Stellenbosch

With its jaw-dropping views of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains and relaxed setting, it is clear to see why the gracious hosts at Moores End, Sibs and Basil Moore, left their home in Connecticut USA put down roots and open guest cottages on the small protea farm in the picturesque Banhoek Valley, on the Helshoogte Pass, in Stellenbosch. It is an ideal location for exploring the wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. You will be spoilt for choice with excellent restaurants offering gastronomic feasts or a tea at a berry farm… READ MORE

Telephone 021 8652080. Make a reservation click here. Get there click here, Find out more click here.

The Log Cabin Lodge

The Log Cabin Lodge - Top Accommodation - Stellenbosch

Nestled between the various wine farms, vineyards and mountains of Stellenbosch is The Log Cabin Lodge. The Log Cabin is a popular base for enthusiastic “wine explorers”, looking to do some wine tasting in the renowned Boland Winelands which isn’t hard to believe considering that the cabin’s “garden” also has a few acres of vine producing great wines on Louisvale Wine Estate.

This accommodation prides itself for having among the most breath-taking views in the area – over the beautiful vineyards, fruit farms and landscapes of Stellenbosch. The Log Cabin Lodge was built in 2001 and has been the subject of many great stories and unforgettable experiences… READ MORE

Telephone  072 129 1854, Make a reservation click here. Find them by clicking here. Find out more click here.

House of House

House of House - Top Accommodation - Stellenbosch

A unique guest house that offers unparalleled style and quality in the heart of the Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch is what guests rave about when they pay a visit to House of House.

Situated in the residential area of Mostertsdrift one of the oldest residential areas in Stellenbosch, this neighbourhood is characterized by stately houses with lush, tree-rich gardens. Surrounded by the Jan S. Marais Nature Reserve and the beautiful Eerste River, House of House has nature on their doorstep.

Not only are the owners dedicated to creating a clean and comfortable environment for their guests, but they also strive to be as eco-friendly as they possibly can…READ MORE

Telephone 066 3057 300/072 125 1539. Make a reservation click here. Find them by clicking here. Find out more click here.

Marianne Wine Estate

Marianne Wine Estate - Top Accommodation - Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is famous for its endless supply of wine farms that produce internationally-acclaimed wines and picturesque high-class accommodation. If you ever travel through Stellenbosch, you will see that the Marianne Wine Estate is the perfect combination of high-class wines and accommodation.

Established in 2004 by the owner, Christian Dauriac, the Marianne Wine Estate is the perfect blend between French and South African wine. For the past 15 years, they have been producing small batches of premium wines from the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains…Read more

Telephone 021 875 5040. Make a reservation click here. Find them by clicking here. Find out more click here.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.

Adventure!

You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

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