Visit Stellenbosch: Earn Rewards For Your Winter Breaks

Visit Stellenbosch: Earn Rewards For Your Winter Breaks De Zeven Guest Lodge

More bang for your buck in Stellenbosch this winter.

If the price of petrol makes a long road trip less than appealing but you still want a relaxing getaway (been there, done the staycation!), Stellenbosch has your winter break covered. The historic city of oaks with its heritage architecture, characterful wine farms and stunning mountain scenery has been charming international visitors for decades and we’re willing to bet it still has plenty of gems that Cape Town locals have yet to explore – not least of all the recent renaissance of hot new wine bars, cafés and restaurants in and around Church Street.

What you save on petrol (and time) by choosing to drive just 45 minutes to Stellenbosch, instead of a remote destination that requires hours of travelling, will buy you a leisurely meal or two out on the town, and the relaxation starts that much sooner.

So how exactly does Stellenbucks work?

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks De Zeven Guest Lodge

Visit Stellenbosch’s Stay Stellenbucks campaign is aimed at making stays in the city of oaks more pocket-friendly for locals. So, when you book your accommodation (two or more nights in Stellenbosch), you will receive coupons to the value of 20% of the room rate (a maximum of R1 200). These coupons can be spent with any participating restaurants, wine farms and activities during your stay.

Where to stay to earn Stellenbucks?

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Homestead at Hazendal

The first decision is the hardest. Do you go for a classic wine-estate stay with glorious views, wine-tasting and heritage (cue Hazendal, Spier, Jordan, Blaauwklippen, Lanzerac)? Or a blissful rural retreat such as Brenaissance or De Zeven?

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Bonne Esperance

Or perhaps you’d like to base yourself in town and explore the historic streets and pavement café society on foot – Bonne Esperance, Twice Central, Coopmanhuijs and many more hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs on the Stellenbucks list fit the bill, spanning a range of budgets and levels of luxury.

Restaurants in Stellenbosch

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Genki

Spending your Stellenbucks couldn’t be easier. A lazy bistro lunch at Rykaarts and Le Siemma in town, or at Vine Bistro on Glenelly Wine Estate, is the perfect way to relax into a winter weekend. But you could also grab sushi at Genki, or go for a taste of George Jardine’s legendary cuisine at Jardine Restaurant.

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Stellenbosch Wine Bar

For the full Stellenbosch experience head to one of the swanky new wine bars: Stellenbosch Wine Bar, The Wine Glass and Simon Wine Emporium. Or enjoy your wine-tasting the traditional way on one of the wine estates, exploring Rust en Vrede, Jordan Winery or Stark-Condé, to mention just a few of the farms that accept Stellenbucks coupons. And, yes, you can spend those coupons on cases of wine to see you through the rest of winter.

Explore Stellenbosch

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Ebike Tour

Every winter break needs a dash of adventure. Why not use your Stellenbucks to explore the great outdoors on an e-bike tour or guided hike with Adventure Shop? If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, there’s always Scootours…

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Oom Samie Se Winkel

If you’d like to delve beneath the surface and get a local’s perspective of Stellies, do a Bites&Sites food tour, a Stellenbosch on Foot cultural excursion, or a Township and Village experience.

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Gallery

Stellenbosch promises so much – whether you’re a culture vulture, nature adventurer or a full-blown foodie – that even once you’ve spent your Stellenbucks (and lavished your petrol savings on good food and wine), more fun stuff awaits.

Visit Stellenbosch: Stellenbucks Muratie

In addition to exhilarating trail runs, hikes and mountain-biking, there are family markets, art galleries beckon and a series of annual events such as Wine Town Stellenbosch (4 to 9 August), which keep the atmosphere lively all year round.

Good to know Stay Stellenbucks is sponsored by local stakeholders and businesses.
The initiative runs until 30 September 2022.

View the full list of participating accommodation, restaurants and activities.

Contact 021 886 4310,


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