Unique things to do in Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The oak-shaded streets are lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries to explore. The quaint town is full of charm and interesting things to do and experience. If you are planning on visiting Cape Town then Stellenbosch should most definitely be on your list of places to visit.
Here are 8 unique things to do in Stellenbosch
1.Wine blending experience at Middelvlei
If you have always wanted to be a wine maker you need to visit Middelvlei wines in Stellenbosch. Here you can try your hand at blending your own unique bottle of wine to drink or just show off with! The farm is also a great place for a social get together with their very popular BoereBraai where you get to experience an authentic South African BBQ.
2.Stellenbosch helicopter lunch flight
Treat yourself to the best lunch ride to the Winelands! A gorgeous helicopter flight will take you from the V&A Waterfront with Cape Town Helicopters all the way to Stellenbosch. This a the perfect way to see Cape Town from a unique vantage point.You can choose from a few wine farms to relax and have your lunch at.
3.Hot air ballooning
Gently float up into the sky on a hot air balloon in Stellenbosch. An experience like no other will take you up high and show you a perspective like no other. it really is a bucket list experience like no other! It is also a great way to celebrate a special occasion! Check out Go Ballooning for more info.
4.Segway tour at Spier wine estate
If you love fun, nature and adventure be sure to book a Segway tour at Spier wine estate. You tour the vineyards while learning some interesting facts and it is really a cool experience especially for groups or families with children over the age of ten.
5.Strawberry picking in Stellenbosch
Polkadraai farm strawberry picking is a fun activity for the whole family. Being seasonal it runs from September to January and you don’t need book. Just bring a smile and enjoy!
6.MCC tasting at J.C le Roux
Nothing like a little MCC to brighten your day! Head to J.C le Roux for a great tasting or some bubbly and breakfast to make your trip to Stellenbosch unforgettable.
7.Hike Jonkershoek nature reserve
If hiking is your thing that Stellenbosch has you covered. A landscape of sprawling mountains and abundant fynbos, the Jonkershoek nature reserve is home to some great hiking trails. Spend the day exploring the area and swimming in the rivers and pools you will find along the trails.
8.Cycle tour through vineyards
Bikes n Wines offers leisurely bike rides through Stellenbosch which is the perfect way to explore the town and vineyards! The fully guided tour covers 12km with complimentary wine tastings on route. If you love wine and the outdoors then this is a must do!