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A Family Weekend in Stellenbosh

23 February 2015
Natasha, Graeme, Noah and Ben from The Rabbit Haus recently spent a family weekend in Stellenbosch. This is what they got up to.      Sorry just having a glass of wine in a 19th century ox-wagon at @spierwinefarm A photo posted by Natasha Clark (@therabbithaus) on Feb 21, 2015 at 4:59am PST   Our room for the night at @spierwinefarm #visitStellenbosch A photo posted by Natasha Clark (@...

Things To Do In Stellenbosch On A Student’s Budget

23 February 2015
Stellenbosch is a place for indulgence, with the best food and wine and endless exciting things to do in the town and beyond. It can all add up when you're on a student budget. But here are a few fun things that everyone can do for under R100.   Hiking The Delvera Vineyard Trail   This amazing 9.75km long trail takes roughly two and a half hours to finish. The hike summit is at Klapmutskop at 523m and has the most amazing panoramic views of the...

5 Reasons why Stellenbosch Wineries Should & Do Welcome Students onto their Farms

16 February 2015
Well-known wine writer and lecturer Cathy Marston shares why Stellenbosch wine farms should and do welcome students into their tasting rooms. If you're a prospective Matie, wondering if you'll feel at home in the winelands, read Cathy's post to see why the winelands value you and your friends.    Last year, I had the interesting job of being a guest lecturer on overseas wines at Stellenbosch University. I say ‘interesting’ because if you don’t...

Winemakers turning their skills to beer

19 January 2015
What does it take to make good wine in the new world? Cold beer is one answer and a growing numbers of winemakers are tailoring their own brew. Boustred brothers Rob and Chris make Wild Beast beer at family wine estate Remhoogte. The name was inspired by the Black Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope they keep which make for calming views from their tasting room stoep where you can now sample their wine and beer.     chris & rob boustred...

Events and Expectations for 2015 in the City of Oaks

16 January 2015
2015 is expected to be a knockout year for Stellenbosch with many events on the go throughout the year, varying from harvest and wine-tasting occasions to mountain biking races and street soirees.   With surrounding regions like Cape Town, coastlines and other wine regions a short drive away, you should spend some time in this centrally-located town and get to grips with the culture, heritage and unique atmosphere of Stellenbosch.   There is...

Five Amazing Food Markets in Stellenbosch

14 January 2015
Not only does Stellenbosch have great wine and awesome restaurants, but it also has some of the most amazing markets in the Western Cape. Whether you’re looking for delicious food or fresh produce, these markets have the best of the best of both.   Here are some of the most amazing food markets in this quaint town:   Root44 Market Address: Audacia Wines, Corner of R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch   Surrounded by gorgeous vineyards, the...

Stellenbosch Harvest Festival is a barrel of fun

6 January 2015
It's a busy time of year in Stellenbosch as farmers and their teams begin to reap the rewards of their growing season. It's all systems go as grapes get harvested and pressed and the juice gets pumped into fermentation tanks where it will get to work becoming that heavenly nectar we all love so much - Stellenbosch's fine wines. This is an exciting time to visit the winelands, as many farms celebrate their hard work with harvest festivals,...

Keep Calm & Experience Luxury Stellenbosch

22 December 2014
Luxury Stellenbosch 2.jpg You won’t have to look very far to find a touch of glamour in the Cape Winelands. From award winning restaurants, to five star accommodation- for those who enjoy the finer things in life, Stellenbosch has all the ingredients for a luxurious experience. Hasmita Nair gives her tips on experiencing luxury Stellenbosch. Where to stay: Majeka House   If you want to stay somewhere that feels...

‘Olive’ Stellenbosch more than you know

22 December 2014
  South Africa is not well known for producing olives or olive oil, and it is true that our olive industry is relatively young compared to other countries around the world. But you may be surprised to know that we have over 100 olive producers in South Africa and our olive oil is widely considered to be among the best in the world. Dax Villanueva from Relax With Dax tell us more.    Hidden-Valley-Olive-Oil.png  ...

Stellenbosch Street Soirees - Make a note of 14 January 2015

22 December 2014
Summer is in full swing and the Stellenbosch Street Soirees are bringing music, wine, food and good vibes to the streets. Locals and visitors flocked to Drostdy Street where wine producers, food stalls and live music brought a festive air to the summers evening.  Until the end of March 2015 these monthly, after-work get-togethers offer the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and invites strangers to become friends over a glass of...

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