Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Stellenbosch

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  • Liezl
    Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
    Stunning setting! Did the chocolate & wine (7) pairing….excellent service (informative, friendly and timely) from Kirsten Wessels.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • PShil
    London, UK66 contributions
    Lovely place to stop for lunch. Not the cheapest, but tasty and delicious with no wastage. Small tasty dishes and attentive service.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa2 065 contributions
    In the heart of Stellenbosch you will find the Stellenbosch University Botantical Gardens. The diverse vegetation in the gardens is amazing and there are numerous paths exploring different areas spread throughout where you can take in the beauty, learn about the different plant species and even bring a picnic to enjoy there. When we visited the entrance fee was R 15.00 per person which is very budget friendly and as they are open every day of the week, excluding certain public holidays, there is no reason to not visit even just for a quick walk around. The Katjiepiering Restaurant (reviewed separately) is also located within the garden and is a good option to grab breakfast or brunch. Whether you are a couple wanting to go for a romantic walk, a family with kids or even on your own, this is a great place to spend some time and take in the natural surroundings.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • R M
    Durbanville, South Africa6 contributions
    we did one of the trails in the reserve, I can't remember which one, but we had lots of fun along the walk
    Written 2 April 2021
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  • Thorsten S
    1 contribution
    To see these magnificent birds upmclose and learn about them is inspiring, excellent and infofmative bird show, it is well worth it
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Mahdi B
    Johannesburg, South Africa181 contributions
    Such a pleasant place to be and relaxed in the nature to enjoy your handmade wine and your cappuccino with the ducks company
    Special thanks to Lungie & Shaun
    Written 24 April 2021
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  • tannietwee
    Caterham, UK56 contributions
    The gardens are beautiful. So many different textures and the way that they have been sculpted in places leaves you wondering how they did it. The sculptures are magnificent and when you look at them from different angles you get a different interpretation each time. The walk is only only 2km long and it is up and down but it is not too taxing as long as you are mobile. It is a great place to sit and contemplate as the views are just stunning. I would love to go back if we are in the area again.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Keith_170450
    Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
    Tastings were really good. Unfortunately the ambience of the venue has changed from being very classy to more of a school cafeteria. They are trying to cram too many people in at the expense of being a more intimate experience.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Don S
    London, UK78 contributions
    We visited Neethlingshof only since our first choice winery was closed that day -- but were glad we did. The wines on the tasting list were definitely above average, the venue pleasant, and our host was friendly and knowledgeable. The only downside? We couldn't purchase any to take away, as it was a national holiday !!
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • Aaesha A
    Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
    I enjoyed my time with my children in the giraffe house, really it is a beautiful and wonderful place to walk and look out for the animals not only the giraffes, there are also turtles, snakes, some birds, and zebras.
    Written 28 October 2021
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  • Maggie532013
    Somerset West, South Africa35 contributions
    Great food. Great prices. Phenomenal staff. Beautiful views. Definitely on my list for regular lunches ongoing.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • Jaide Spilhaus
    7 contributions
    So informative and friendly, and we'll presented!

    We went during the loadshedding but despite a lack of power the ladies in the period houses did wonderful jobs of informing us of the houses and answering and and all questions we had!

    My only regret was we didn't get to see the last house as we had to rush off! So sad!

    Would absolutely reccomend, such a good time!
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Trudi
    Centurion, South Africa440 contributions
    If you looking for a child, pet and most definitely human friendly environment, to chill and just breath....
    Then Blaauklippen is a must.
    Their milk tart is where I have to begin...there are no words just taste sensations!!!! Yes, yes I know it is a wine estate, and they do offer a good selection of wines. But their little cafe serves the most delicious milk tart, amongst other dishes!
    Their facilities offer a variety of things to do on the weekend.
    We start at the coffee shop and then work our way down to the wine tasting!!!
    You can host your birthday parties, browse through their market, do wine or gin tasting and then also eat at the Bistro.
    Booking at the Bistro is recommended.
    Staff in all areas are very friendly and helpful.
    Another must is their Zin Gin...every time our daughter fly's home she has to bring 3 bottles with her!!!!
    Blaauklippen is an experience not to be missed, surrounded by beautiful vineyards.
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • Jaide Spilhaus
    7 contributions
    Thouroghly enjoyed the Rupert, it had a wide array of art to suit a few tastes, and the Johannesburg station collection were breathtaking, some of my favourite art I've ever seen. Haven't stopped thinking about them! Well worth a visit!
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Marinda2014
    Claremont, South Africa12 contributions
    We were celebrating or 34 wedding anniversary and my husband booked the luxury room without consulting me. The room was wonderful, but it was the private verandah that delighted.Out of the wind and shaded, we sat there till late and watched the zebra, springbok and other antelope we didn't recognise, graze. At some stage a zebra took a sand bath and then frolicked and bounced around with guinea fowl scattering in all directions. In the late afternoon, antelope that we did not recognise, emerged from the riverine. Google informed us that these were Nyala - a male and two females, We were intrigued.
    We did two sound walks around the farm enjoying the views and bird life, accompanied by four dogs delighted to show us their farm.
    The wine is excellent and we supplemented our cellar.
    Altogether a delightful experience. We will back and next time in one of the cottages and for at least three nights.
    Written 23 February 2022
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