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Unique Experiences

Culture

Get to know the local traditions and delicacies at a ‘Dine with the Locals’ dinner experience.

Experience a unique theatre taxi and participate in a nostalgic and humorous journey through the history of the Coloured community in Stellenbosch.

Food 

Experience true South African hospitality with a local enthusiast, story teller and chef.

At the Middelvlei Boerebraai Restaurant, guests are invited to become part of this authentic outdoor food experience where the resident Middelvlei braai expert will be on hand to cook your boerewors, lamb chop and

Why not treat spouses with high tea at The Ouwe Werf Hotel followed by a visit to the acclaimed Babylonstoren Spa.

Stellenbosch is South Africa’s culinary capital and regularly features among the Top 10 Restaurants in SA, playing host to over 80 restaurants offering international cuisine to traditional Cape fare.

The town is home to the Institute of Culinary Arts, South African Chefs Academy and Private Hotel School.

Wine

End your conference on a sweet note with a nougat tasting experience paired with MCC and sparkling wines at JC Le Roux.

Hold onto your hat for a Big 5 Vineyard Safari, which has nothing to do with animals. Instead, guests load onto open air land rovers and cruise through the vineyards learning about the five varietals on ofer at Warwick Estate.

Book a Middelvlei Blending Experience and delegates can take a bottle of their signature blend home to enjoy later.

Let the energies flow with a famous chocolate and wine pairing experience at Lanzerac Wine Estate.

Warm up your conference in winter with the fantastically popular Uitkyk pancake and wine pairings.

When you join the Fleur du Cap team for one of their unique wine and salt tasting experiences, you get to take home an insightful booklet with delicious recipes pairing these elegant wines to some of the world’s finest artisanal salts.

Heritage

Being the second oldest town in South Africa, Stellenbosch is steeped in history. The history of the town is all around you - museums and art galleries are dotted around the town and even historic Dorp Street is a National Monument, with one of the longest rows of surviving old buildings of any major town in southern Africa.

Dorp Street, historically known by the early settlers as the ‘Wagon Road from the Cape’, is the perfect backdrop for any event, with its immaculately preserved Cape Dutch, Victorian and neo-Colonial architecture and millstream furrows on either side of the oak-lined road.

We offer perfect heritage venues such as the Stellenbosch University Museum - housed in the Old Bloemhof School, incorporating the Sasol Art Museum as well as the Stellenbosch University Rugby Museum.

Why not host your next welcome function in the Oude Meester Brandy Museum to give your guests an in-depth insight into the history of brandy.

The Wijnland Auto Museum is the perfect venue for an incentive group, boasting the biggest collection of South African Classic Cars under one roof.

Adventure

Kickstart your incentive travel program with sightseeing by bicycle, the best way to explore our town and vineyards.

Book a picnic at Spier, where all produce used is from the Spier farm or sourced from nearby farmers. Your delegates can also whiz through the farm on a Segway PT (a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle) learning interesting facts about Spier’s wastewater treatment plant and its commitment to minimising its environmenta impact on your journey.

Book your attendees on a helicopter flight and look the mountains in the eye. A flight over the valley and into the Jonkershoek will stay with them forever.

How about ending your conference with horse trails and cycle trails meandering through fynbos, mountains and vineyards. Or try a wine tasting experience on horseback.

If you are looking for unique teambuilding experiences, why not try mountaineering, hanggliding, abseiling, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, aviation, paintball, 4x4 trails, horse-riding and hiking, or join an adventure camp.

Hiking through the Jonker’s Hoek Nature Reserve is both beautiful and exciting with different experiences year round, depending on the season. Winter will offer tumbling waterfalls and bubbling streams, while summer will offer hot sunny days and dry heat.

Sport

The Stellenbosch Academy of Sport is a professional sports training and preparation environment that offers worldclass outdoor and indoor training facilities, including on-site premium accommodation.

The university caters for over 30 competitive and recreational sports which makes Stellenbosch the perfect location to host your next sport event.

Stellenbosch University boasts a Sport Science Department – a first of its kind in South Africa - boasts modern facilities, including laboratories, an outdoor and indoor pool, squash courts and a modern gymnasium.

For golf enthusiasts there are three championship 18-hole golf courses in Stellenbosch to choose from. Six more golf courses are within 30 minutes drive of the town.

Arts & Crafts

Stellenbosch proudly considers itself as the art capital of South Africa. Home to a prolific number of world-renowned artists and sculptors, visitors may feast their senses at more than x art galleries and museums, admire outdoor sculptures, participate in the Last Thursdays Art Walk, or enjoy a hands-on experience in beadwork in Kayamandi, our local township. Names of resident artists to look out for: Dylan Lewis, Strijdom van der Merwe, Kaffie Pretorius.

Education

Stellenbosch is a creative hub with many design schools and academies for the study of art and design.

Boland College is an award-winning and SABS approved leader in Further Education and Training in the Boland region. It offers a modern campus with a variety of venues for meetings and conferences.

The Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the top four research universities in South Africa and has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students. The university plays host to many international academic conferences each year and the campus has many venues offering a variety of capacities to choose from.

The Stellenbosch University currently has more than 24 000 students, 800 lecturers and over 50 research and service bodies.

Conservation

The Simonsberg Environmental Education Centre on DelVera farm, assists the local communities in training and awareness programmes on key environmental issues.

Add a special highlight to your agenda with a visit to the “Ultimate Living” Outdoor display areas, in partnership with the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve. Learn about Shitake Mushrooms growing on Bluegum poles, aquaponics, medicinal herb tyre-gardens, up-cycling and various building methods to name but a few.

The SEE Centre, registered as an Eco Centre under the international Eco Schools Programme, is implemented by WESSA in SA. This programme is hosted in 58 countries. Schools and other interest groups are welcome to book for our interactive curriculum based lessons.

For the active visitor we have hiking, mountain biking and full moon hikes through the conservancy. Permits are available at the Dirtopia Trail Centre on DelVera. We encourage public participation, as 25% of the permit fees are ploughed back into conservation.

No visit to Stellenbosch is complete without a visit to Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, or to the waterfalls in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. The reserve includes the smaller Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, and comprises the Jonkershoek Mountains and portions of the upper Jonkershoek Valley.

 

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Contact

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Information Office:
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Stellenbosch, 7600