Wine and Chocolate at Waterford Estate

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Waterford EstateCelebrating our third and final year in Eendrag Mens’ Residence, three friends went to Waterford Estate on a Friday afternoon after another taxing week of studies and to reminisce about our time in Eendrag.

Price: R35
Length: 1 hour
Distance: 10km
Availability: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Group size: Unlimited
More information: www.waterfordestate.co.za

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Jan Cats Restaurant

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The restaurant is very beautiful and elegant. It is a number one for romantic dates, or even to watch the game (has awesome pub area, with large monitors). On Tuesday and Thursday nights, you get 40% off all burgers. It varies from ostrich to lamb burgers – it is scrumptious. Definitely a winner, each and every time.

Price: R50-R100 p.p
Length: 1 Drink
Distance: In Stellenbosch
Availability: 08:00 – 23:00
Group size: 1-50
More information: Stellenbosch Hotel

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Climb Stellenbosch Pieke

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Best view of Stellenbosch and all the way to Table Mountain.  This Day hike is rather tough but the views are incredible.  Take lunch with you and enjoy it on the very top of one of the two Peaks.  This is the perfect outing for a group of friends who want to get some real exercise and get some distance (literally) from work.
Price: R30 p.p (Permit)
Length: 10 Hours
Distance: 8km (to starting point)
Availability: Everyday (Weather Dependant)
Group size: 4 – 20
Booking: 021 866 1560 (Buy permit at gate)

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The Brass Bell

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Take a Road Trip to Kalk Bay to experience the freshest fish the sea can offer while watching the waves break right beside you.

The restaurant, situated on the edge of the coast, is only about an hour’s drive from Stellenbosch via a beautiful scenic route all along the coast. The Brass Bell is also famous for it’s Sundowners. It’s divided into 4 different areas: The Main Restaurant, The Cabin, Water’s Edge and Bikini Deck – each offering its own experience!

Price: R50 – R200
Length: 4 – 7 Hours
Distance: 50km

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Van Ryn’s Brandy – Tour & Tasting

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Just outside of Stellenbosch resides one of the best brandy distilleries South Africa has to offer! There are numerous options available ranging from a Basic Tasting, to Brandy with Cheese Platters, and you can always add a tour of the Distillery to your list.

Experience 5 Star Brandies & Hospitality and taste the smoothest KWV Brandy ever!

Price: R25 to R130
Length: 1 to 2 hours

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Winetasting along the Helshoogte Road

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Zorgvliet Seven members of the editorial team of Die Matie went on ‘n wine-tasting tour for ‘n year-end function. We visited three well-known wine farms on the Helshoogte Road one Sunday.

Price: R100 p.p.
Length: 3 hours
Distance: 10km
Availability: Every day until 4 p.m.
Group size: 2 – 20
More information: http://www.uncoverthecape.co.za/wine-farms/stellenbosch/

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Gideon’s The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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TPancakeHousehe Famous Franschhoek Pancake House or commonly know as Gideon pannekoek by the locals undoubtedly makes some of the world’s best pancakes. As if that isn’t enough Gideon is ever present and spends time with each customer to make them feel special.

Price: R50 – R100 p.p for meal and drink
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day
Group size: 2 – 10
More information: Tripadvisor.com

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Beaverlac Camping

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The rustic and tranquil campsite surrounded by wild mountains offers meditative peace and quiet and is a balm for the soul. A spectacular mountain pool with waterfall is within a 5 minute walk. For those who don’t want to camp, there are a few cottages available.

Price: R15 per car + R45 p.p.p.n
Length: 1 night camping (no day visitors)
Distance: 145km
Availability: All year round
Group size: 2 – 150 (the camp site is huge)
More information: www.beaverlac.co.za, Tel: 022 931 2945

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Cycle to Ceres (and Beyond)

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There is no better way to get rid of frustration than pedaling up some passes in the Boland. Turn a ordinary weekend into an unforgettable adventure. Read about my experience that took me through Wellington, Tulbach, Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet and the Bain’s Kloof Pass.

Price: Food only
Length: 3 days
Distance cycled: 300km
More photos: ‘n Fotoblik

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Botterboom Hiking Trail

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Perfect easy weekend hike in the Hex River Valley for those who don’t want to suffer too much, but still want to get the feeling of conquering mountains. Great views, diverse indigenous plants, good accomodation and the option having having your luggage transported.

Price: R90 per person per day
Length: 3 days (2 halve days and one full day)
Distance from Stellenbosch: 110km
Availability: Veldskoen Padstal: 08:00 – 17:00 every day
Group size: 2 – 12
More information: Laetitia: 083 292 0348

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