June - Aug 2016
Iluminar Productions and Simonsig Wine Estate take hands in presenting residents of Stellenbosch and surrounds an entertaining winter dinner-concert series.
16 & 17 June 2016 ; 01 & 02 July 2016
Delheim offers avid mushroom foragers two exceptional weekends of wild mushroom hunts in its private forest, for enthusiasts to unearth theses elusive, seasonal delicacies and revel in fungi spotting excitement.
16 & 17 July 2016 | Dust off your berets and dress up in your finest red; white and blue for this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival. Stock up on the finest artisanal produce from in and around the winelands, ranging from homemade chocolates, olives, honey, cheese, artisanal breads, Franschhoek olive oil and so much more.
The easy going side walk café culture, set against the backdrop of spectacular scenery, combines with culture and intellectual excellence to ensure a uniquely diverse experience.
Stellenbosch is an artistic town, home to some of the finest works by South African artists, housed in galleries and exhibited on the streets.
It hosts the Rupert Museum which showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. Officially opened in February 2005, the Rupert Museum now houses over 350 works, and can be regarded as the premier collection of contemporary South African art from the period 1940 to 1970. It is a town to discover on foot, by day or by night; a town that invites exploration at different times, cultural/historical tours by day, wine, cuisine and live music by night.
Stellenbosch is a town of world class food and wine; offering some of the finest wines in the world, complimented by the best food in the country. Every year Stellenbosch boasts some of the top 10 EAT OUT restaurants in South Africa. These restaurants are complimented by a diverse and eclectic collection of restaurants, bistro’s and coffee shops to accommodate all palates.
Moreover, our town offers a vast selection of cycling and hiking trails, as well as word class sporting events. For the more relaxed visitor, leisurely strolls through oak lined streets abound.
Stellenbosch is unique, both as a destination and a base from which to explore. It is central to the Winelands, close to Cape Town and other surrounding areas. A mere 40 minutes’ drive will get you to Cape Town International Airport, and within an hour and a half from leaving Stellenbosch you can be Whale watching in Hermanus.
Stellenbosch is a town of leisure, sport, culture and academia, exploring the diversity that is South Africa, offering a range of experiences that encapsulate the best of what makes our country great.