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
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 & 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
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
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
The Log Cabin Lodge
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
House of House
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
Marianne Wine Estate
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