(Contributed by Hugo Minnaar)
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)
Availability: Mondays to Saturdays 09:00 – 17:00
Group size: 2 – 16
More information: http://www.leopards-leap.com
(Contributed by Jo Jo)
Prepare yourself for a summer of mouth- watering Saturday Tapas & Jazz evenings at Hartenberg Wine Estate with an outstanding line-up of top local artists including Manouche, Cape Dutch Connection and the Jesse Jordan Band.
At only R150 per couple for the evening, the cover charge includes a bottle of outstanding Hartenberg wine to start the evening on a festive note. Tantalizing tapas platters will be available all evening at between R35 and R80. Additional wine can be purchased at cellar door prices.
Purchase your tickets through www.webtickets.co.za
(Contributed by Anonymous)
With the mercury rising, Clos Malverne, nestled in the Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, turns its pairing thoughts to that favourite summer staple, homemade ice cream, paired with wines as a refreshing summer tasting offer from October till the end of February 2012.
For just R45, you can stay cool with sips and scoops of four delicious ice cream and wine pairing sensations in the tasting lounge for sheer indulgence on spectacular summer days in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands.
Price: R45 – for 4 delicious ice cream and wine pairing sensations
(Contributed by Anonymous)
If you are looking for a cosy but vibrant place to enjoy a good meal as well as some excellent music, the Oude Bakkerij is just what you are looking for. It is perfect for both a relaxed breakfast- or lunch outing (morning and afternoon hours) as well as a more lively, entertaining evening outing. The restaurant is situated just off Church street in the heart of Stellenbosch. Pizza-and-music evenings are held every Wednesday and Saturday, from 18:00 till late. During the week, it is also a bakery, deli and restaurant. Fresh breads and pastries are made daily. These can be purchased during all normal restaurant hours, excluding evenings.
(Contributed by Prieska)
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
(Contributed by Marleen Bruwer)
Whether you are on your way to the KKNK or just taking Route 62 as a variation from the dull N2, a pleasant surprise awaits you along the way: a quaint little pub that goes by the name of Ronnie’s Sex Shop. Ideal for a drink, something to eat, and, my personal favourite, try your hand as a graffiti artist any place from the floor to the ceiling!
Price: Depends on how much you like to drink