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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Sasol Art Gallery

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The Sasol Art Gallery in Ryneveld Street has various rooms and halls filled with paintings, special artifacts and just about anything with historic value. If you are remotely interested in the history and heritage of this town, which is particularly rich in culture, a visit to the Gallery is nonnegotiable. There are regular exhibitions (from senior as well as acclaimed artists) on the upper floors of this magnificent building.

Price: Free
Length: 1 hour at least
Distance: In Stellenbosch

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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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Leopard’s Leap wine tasting

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Leopard’s Leap opened this spectacular tasting room on 12 December 2011. The surroundings are beautiful and the tasting room is modern and tastefully decorated. They have excellent quality wines at affordable prices.

Price: Free if you buy wine from R30+
Length: 30 minutes (excluding driving time)
Distance: 27km
Availability: Mondays to Saturdays 09:00 – 17:00
Group size: 2 – 16
More information: http://www.leopards-leap.com

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The Birdcage Gift Shop & Tea Bar

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The Birdcage is a relatively new gift shop and tea bar conveniently situated near Moederkerk. The shop is filled with home decorations and confectionaries. Should you choose to sit down there are several tables inside, as well as a beautifully secluded courtyard at the back. With weekly specials on light meals, a tastefully ornate interior as well as efficient and friendly service, the Birdcage is definitely worth a visit.

Price: R35 p.p.
Length: 1 hour or more, depending on your company

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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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