Best Things To Do in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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PLACES TO SEE

Stellenbosch offers a curious number of places to see while staying in the city.

  • Waterford Estate: Perfect for a getaway, solo or with family, Waterford Estate offers a unique Wine-Drive Safari at the heart of the wild side of Stellenbosch.
  • Fick House: A Dutch house which serves as a museum for traditional Dutch architecture, furniture and history.
  • The Powder House: Originally a godown for supplying powder, lead and flint to the people of Stellenbosch, the place is now a museum for historic weapons.
  • Rupert Museum: The museum showcases a private, unique art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. The place accommodates over 350 art pieces from 1940 to 1970’s South- African art.

THINGS TO DO

  • Nightlife: Stellenbosch has a vibrant nightlife and is known for its gourmet food and electric live music scene.
  • Wijnhuis: An intimate wine-tasting lounge, wine shop and restaurant which serves lip-smacking delicacies, the Wiknhuis is popular among the local youth.
  • Aandklas: Live Music, fooseball, pool, beer pong, lively dance floor along with good food and drinks make Aandklas perfect for a night out.
  • The Happy Oak: A good place to explore the city’s nightlife with good music, screens during sports match and good food and drinks.
  • Stellenbosch Ghost Tour: If you love all things scary and want a goose-bumps experience then take the Ghost tour arranged by the tourism bureau.

Shopping:

  • Stellenbosch Square: If shopping at a Mall is your kind of shopping, then head to the Stellenbosch Square- the town mall which is perfect if you want to explore brands.
  • Oom Samie se Winkel: Oom Samie se Winkel is the oldest shop in Stellenbosch. You can buy African craft prices, art, food items among other staples.

Below we have a list of things to do in Stellenbosch and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Stellenbosch getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Stellenbosch with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Stellenbosch

Here is the list of things to do in Stellenbosch and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Spier Wine Farm

    4.5 (336 Votes)
    Spier Wine Farm

    Vineyard, Farm

    A family vacation farm which offers premium accommodation nestled amidst beautiful vineyards and a bio-centric, organic farm, the Spier Wine Farm is all things Stellenbosch in a nutshell. The organic farms which produce healthy harvests and the‘more than comfortable rooms and a wine bar to envy, all offer the perfect combination for a short trip to Stellenbosch. Highlights include: Wine ...Read more
  2. Cheetah Outreach

    4.3 (212 Votes)
    Cheetah Outreach

    Wildlife Park

    If you are looking for that adrenaline rush or simply want to experience safari drives so intrinsic to Africa, then head to the Cheetah Outreach located 20 kilometers away from Stellenbosch city center. Interact with cute Cheetah cubs, Meerkats, Bat-eared foxes and Caracals and learn about how they are cared for and loved. The Cheetah Outreach also arranges educational programs about the animal...Read more
  3. Botanical Garden At University Of Stellenbosch

    Garden, Botanical Garden

    A perfect place for people who love plants and all things green, the botanical Garden at the University of Stellenbosch is sure to keep you busy with their variety of plants. An on0ground café is perfect to cool off with refreshing drinks while you soak up the sun or simply stroll around the garden observing the plants and flowers which grace every inch of the garden.  A must during...Read more
  4. Helshoogte Pass

    View Point, Scenic Drive, Nature, Road

    A road-trip lover’s dream come true, the Helshoogte Pass was built in 1854 and is the oldest pass in Cap Town. It is fondly known as ‘Hell’s Heights’ due to the panoramic view of the mountain peeks which grace every turn of the pass. If you want to see a photo-shopped live version of some of the best road stretches in the world, the Helshoogte Pass will not disappoint. R...Read more
  5. Declair Graffe Estate

    4.7 (67 Votes)
    Declair Graffe Estate

    Hotel, Food And Drinks, Spa

    Stellenbosch in a nutshell, the Declair Graffe Estate offers the best of the city- wines, good food, luxurious stay and Spa all in one place. The elite lodges offer a view of the beautiful vineyards and comes with amenities including a pool and spa services along with other necessities. The estate has three restaurants which offer elegant, tantalizing dishes with a good wine menu. A stay here i...Read more
  6. Eagle Encounters

    Wildlife Park, Nature

    South Africa is known for its wild encounters, and the Eagle encounters offer just that. Get to know about the many types of the winged predators and interact with them under the watchful eye of their highly skilled trainers. Highlights include: Eagles including the large Black Eagle. Owls including the spotted Eagle Owl and Barn Owl. Cape Dwarf Chameleons Red Tailed Boa Constrictor A good wa...Read more
  7. Tokara

    4.5 (58 Votes)
    Tokara

    Food And Drinks, Vineyard

    Located on a hill, Tokara is known for its fabulous food with a serene view of Stellenbosch. The vineyards, valleys and the Bay all add to the unique gastronomic experience which Tokara is loved for. Highlights include: Chicken and Beef menu Elaborate wine menu When here, do try their signature Tokara Shiraz and Chardonnay. A must during your stay at Stellenbosch, Tokara is food, invention an...Read more
  8. Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate

    Estate

    Loved by locals and tourists alike, the Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate is a must if you love the sport or simply want to try your hand at it. The well maintained course invites Professional Golfers from all over the region and is known for its impeccable grass and interesting terrain. The Estate also has a fine-cuisine restaurant and offers accommodation on the premises. Golf, Food, Wine- the p...Read more
  9. Dorp Street

    Walking Area, Cafe, Restaurant, Streets

    The city center of Stellenbosch is old-world charm personified. The white washed historic buildings among the dark roads is a divine urban scene. The best part about the street is that it accommodates a sea of restaurants, cafes and shops. Whether you want to grab a quick bite, shop till you drop or simply see a whole new world within Stellenbosch, the street is perfect for taking a quiet leisu...Read more
  10. Shark Diving With Shark And Safari - Tours And Shuttles

    Outdoors, Adventure, Water Sport, Nature

    Witness the wild side of the Ocean as you Shark Dive in a cage amidst the majestic beasts. The Shark Safari Tours is popular for their Shark diving and Whale watching and this has to top the list of things to do while in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Located less than 60 kilometers away from Stellenbosch, this experience is worth the ride. The Shard dive tour includes: A light meal on arrival an...Read more
  11. Waterford Estate

    4.8 (118 Votes)
    Waterford Estate

    Garden, Estate, Food And Drinks, Vineyard

    Visiting Stellenbosch and not exploring the wines produced here is only half the experience of the city! At Waterford Estate, the experience is accompanied by beautifully maintained gardens, pathways and a lush green vineyard which accommodates its luxurious Winery. Find a sweet-spot for yourself as you are pampered with wines and chocolates under the shade of its loving trees. The estate is kn...Read more
  12. Stellenbosch Museum

    4.3 (64 Votes)
    Stellenbosch Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum

    The cultural museum of Stellenbosch, the city’s museum is a complex consisting of 4 Period houses- Schreuder House, Bletterman House, Grosvenor House and  O.M. Bergh House and The Powder House (V.O.C Kruithuis). The Stellenbosch museum preserves the lifestyle, architecture, interiors and ambience dating back to their authentic periods and is a must when you visit the city. The four h...Read more
  13. Stark Conde Wines

    4.6 (75 Votes)
    Stark Conde Wines

    Winery, Vineyard

    The Strak Conde wines are in business since 1998 and are known as one of the best wine-makers in the Cape. The place accommodates beautiful vineyards spread across 40 hectares of the whole estate’s 250 hectares and has an on-ground Postcard Café which serves scrumptious meals and desserts along with complimenting wines. The Stark Conde Wines are known for their Three Pines wine, St...Read more
  14. Jordan Wine Estate

    4.6 (310 Votes)
    Jordan Wine Estate

    Outdoors, Estate, Vineyard

    Wine, dine and hibernating in the lap of vineyards is an experience in itself and Jordan Wine Estate offers all that and more to its visitors. Choose from a variety of wine tasting and tours which are sure to get you a little but tipsy or simply relax to the view of the grape-adorned valleys which are home to the estate. Highlights include: Wine tasting Exclusive Vineyard and Cellar Experience...Read more
  15. Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

    Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Food And Drinks

    The most popular reserve for Mountain Biking and Hiking, the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is known for its majestic Pines and gravel-stoned pathways which make it ideal for adventurous activities. The reserve offers accommodation and restaurant facilities along with other necessary amenities and services- making it a popular choice among tourists and locals alike. The reserve is also home to many...Read more