Stay and Play in Stellenbosch: Hotel + Restaurant Specials


A wine-drenched itinerary awaits.

With heritage architecture, world-acclaimed wine farms, superb restaurants, a vibrant museum and gallery circuit, cool boutiques and even hiking trails, it’s no wonder the City of Oaks continues to lure discerning travellers, adventure seekers and lovers of the good life back to its lair long after their first seduction.

So we were thrilled to discover that Visit Stellenbosch (the official Stellenbosch tourism and information centre) has curated a selection of pocket-friendly breaks with all the trimmings – accommodation, meals and experiences – so that visitors can enjoy a wonderful weekend in the Winelands, without any of the legwork. Whether you’re into art and culture, food and wine, wellness or the outdoors, one of the packages is sure to appeal to your tastes.

Stay in Stellenbosch

Stay & Play Stellenbosch: Bonne Esperance
Bonne Esperance Guest House

From as little as R1 900 per person for two nights at a top property, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the charm of this historic university town. Your stay will include breakfast, a guided tour, wine tasting, meals and spa treatments at the following hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs:

  • Majeka House Boutique Hotel
  • Bonne Esperance Guest House
  • 10 Alexander Bed & Breakfast
  • Clos Malverne Wine Estate
  • Zorgvliet Country Lodge
  • Oude Werf Hotel

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First Weekends
If your stay falls on the first Saturday or Sunday of the month, it will include a complimentary wine tasting! Once you’ve checked in to your accommodation, the concierge will fill you in on the 23 featured wineries, where you will receive a standard tasting (which might be upgraded at a top-up fee where it’s available).

Play in Stellenbosch

Stay & Play Stellenbosch: Spier Picnic

Historic pedigree aside, Stellenbosch is topographically rich, with mountains, vineyards and nature reserves to explore. Whether you’re a gourmand, adventurer or a culture vulture, you’ll find activities aplenty to keep you entertained.

  • Historical walking tour
  • Foodies walking tour
  • Walking art tour
  • Icon wine masterclass
  • Guided bike tour
  • E-bike to Boschendal
  • E-bike from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek
  • Vineyard hike
  • Private wine tour
  • Bike rental
  • Bites in a Box

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Art + about in Stellenbosch

Stay & Play Stellenbosch: Mok Gallery

  • Wander Along Stellenbosch Delve into the rich history of Stellenbosch during a 90-minute walking tour that explores buildings and stories from the last three centuries. After the tour, enjoy a two-course lunch at Oppie Dorp Restaurant (R270 per person).
  • Keep Calm And Art On Tour Meet some local artists and visit a handful of galleries and a sculpture garden during this two-and-a-half-hour walking tour. Relax afterwards with a two-course lunch at the Oude Werf Hotel Restaurant (R365 per person).

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See you in Stellies!

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