Stellenbosch Hidden Gem Attractions

Stellenbosch Hidden Gem Activities

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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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  • Lize
    8 contributions
    We went to Jordan for my dad’s birthday and had such an amazing stay!!

    The team at Jordan was absolutely excellent and we received the most fantastic service and treatment throughout!

    Melanie, at reservations, made the booking experience so simple for us, which ensured that our stay was perfect!

    Madie, at reception, was also wonderful and always assisted us so efficiently!

    Belinda, at the Cellar Door, was amazing, from arranging our dinner baskets (which were unbelievable!) with wine, to ensuring that we had a cozy spot to sit with our baby for the Valentine's Eve concert! She also gave us some great tips on "hidden gem" wine farms to visit.

    The restaurant managers and waiters (especially Nono and another lady who served as at breakfast and whose name I unfortunately did not get), we're just as friendly and efficient.

    Nothing was ever too much to ask and everyone helped us with a smile! My mom even commented that we were being treated like royalty.

    My dad’s birthday dinner at Jordan Restaurant was an absolute highlight!

    We really loved every second of our stay and are already planning on going back again next year for my dad's birthday :)
    Written 15 February 2022
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  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa2 059 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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  • 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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  • Aristha
    Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
    Good service and by far one of the best wines I have tasted. You can either sit out on the deck overlooking the Vineyard and Stellenbosch or inside by the fire place. Its situated along the hidden valley wine route- have been here 3 times and will def visit again!
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • RoadTripper143
    Somerset West, South Africa36 contributions
    We enjoyed a fabulous wine tasting with friends. Great and friendly service, patient explanations and an awesome view. Priced really well. We can all highly recommend this experience.
    Written 27 September 2021
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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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  • Micayla H
    Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
    We went to do the chocolate and wine tasting. It was a fantastic experience and a very detailed and delicious pairing with dessert wines. We also asked to taste the wooded Chardonnay as this is our favourite wine. We bought a bottle, and we weren't charged for the tasting. It is also an incredibly beautiful venue and you can take pretty photos there. It is a must if you're making your way to Stellenbosch.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • RalphDill
    Edgemead, South Africa49 contributions
    This is an unassuming yet hugely rewarding spot to park your car! The eyes struggle to "find" the exceptional right until you step onto the verandah! Then the expanse of rolling hills, vinyards and orchards allow your eyes a feast. Service may be staccato and the platter comparatively simple, but the ordinary ends right there. The wines are just indescribably good, the Sauvignon Blanc took my breath away, and I am no novice, despite no expert at white wines. The tasting moved to the reds, more my thing... Holy cow, extraordinary wine. I am 63 and a single malt junkie, hoping my palate is fairly educated. I was close to tears at the end, emotional about how awesome ALL the reds are. Shiraz, Pinot, Merlot (2008, I don't normally drink Merlot) even, astonishing. The top blend, I already forget it's name, simply beggar's belief. Rounded, rich, complex, fruity, spicy... not possible? Wrong. Don't go there to be spoilt by grandiose surroundings and fancy dressed help, don't go there for the best platter. Go there for the right reason, the best wine you will taste in a very long time!
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • StuJen_13
    Edinburgh, UK72 contributions
    Went here at the suggestion of the driver we had (Kestrel Executive Services). It has a great but very busy cafe but we opted just to have our wine tasting on the deck in the middle of the lake. What a beautiful setting, with the lake surrounded by the mountains. After the wine tasting you can go for a walk around the lake and watch the fish. Truly exceptional venue.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • Noneother
    London34 contributions
    You can sit in the tasting room with panoramic vineyard views and taste the wines the estate is famous for. They also have details available for European importers so you can order for delivery on your return to the UK
    Written 18 February 2022
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  • cathy
    Canada2 contributions
    Amazing experience for lunch. Staff were fantastic and the food and wine was delicious. Definitely will be back next time we visit South Africa from Canada!
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Celine G
    14 contributions
    Had an amazing post birthday celebration at Glenelly. The attention to detail was much appreciated. The food and wine were delicious. Many thanks to Mike the wait staff and the kicthen for making it a memorable one.
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • 661debs
    Cape Town Central, South Africa201 contributions
    Wow! Just Wow! Where to start ….. simply divine! Tanya our sommelier is the font of all knowledge what an experience. The moment you drive through the gate you know you’re in for a treat but what a special experience it is! The setting, the music, the platter, the wines, the sommelier, the gardens - everything is on point and truly an all encompassing treat for the senses. Very, very special cannot recommend highly enough. Tanya is a superstar!
    Written 10 May 2022
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