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.
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
Of the Stellenbosch Mountains, Bothmaskop is perhaps the easiest to conquer. Nonetheless, it offers amazing views over the Stellenbosch area and conveniently includes a small, natural shelter on the summit, making it ideal for adventurous sleep-overs.
Length: One afternoon and the next morning (approx. 16:00 – 11:00)
Availability: Year round (weather dependent; definitely not recommended in winter)
Group size: 2-5
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
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
This is one of Stellenbosch’s hidden gems. We see the intimidating high fences, but don’t realise the haven of silence away from the everyday rush. Come here for a mid-week picnic that will sooth your senses and refresh your soul.
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 1 km
Group size: 2 – 20