Stellenbosch is one for the scenery lovers, sybarites and aspiring sommeliers. With over 30,000 acres of vines to tantalise your taste buds, this is one of South Africa’s most famous wine regions. Storybook beauty comes courtesy of tawny mountain peaks and velvety green valleys punctuated with cellars almost in the sky. A jewel box of whitewashed Cape Dutch style homes lends plenty of period charm and a distinctive European feel permeates the downtown streets, filled with ice cream shops, art galleries and bookstores.
Brandy and cola may be South Africa’s national drink, but in this bucolic region it comes down to crisp whites, standout reds and rare vintages. Travel one way along wine routes and there are chandelier-strewn contemporary wineries; go another way and you can find generations-old Cape Dutch farm estates. We’ll make sure you meet the grape crushers, berry pickers and tea blenders. We’ll put you in front of experts who are masters in the art of pairing cheese and chocolate with wine. And when you’d rather just sit back and watch nature, we know the best spot to see flocks of Indian Runner ducks foraging in the vineyards.
Want to slow down the pace with a soothing escape featuring stellar dining and sparkling wines? Our specialists know the fertile lands and grand estates of Stellenbosch well and can map out the routes that suit you most.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Laura, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.
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