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Stellenbosch has it all. The oak lined university town is a stone’s throw from Cape Town and rivals the city's vibrant nightlife and architectural beauty. The town is also surrounded by stunning mountains and national parks with beautiful vineyards nestled in between. Stellenbosch is a great place to get a feel for the area’s Dutch ancestry with fantastically well-kept museums littered about the town. We’ve selected the best places to stay in Stellenbosch to take it all in!
What not to miss:
Visit Stellenbosch Waterford Estate just outside of the town and try some of their locally made wine, maybe even pair it with some of their locally made chocolate!
For an alternative (or additional…) wine tour, go to Warwick Wine Estate and indulge in fantastic drinks amidst spectacular scenery. The gourmet picnic is not to be missed.
The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden is located in the centre of the town and houses an amazing array of plant life, both local and foreign. A must visit for outdoor and indoor enthusiasts alike!
- Encounter some eagles at Eagle Encounters South Africa. But don’t be fooled by the name, the reserve also houses a great deal of other species, including some spectacular owls.
- Learn about the town's fascinating history at the Stellenbosch Village Museum featuring historically restored and furnished buildings and staff members dressed in period costumes.
Our selection of the best places to stay in Stellenbosch include everything from modern and luxurious properties to a rustic rural retreat.
The best places to Stay in Stellenbosch
For A rural retreat
Hawksmoor House is a charming hideaway outside Stellenbosch with views of Table Mountain to the South. Traditional architecture, antique furnishings and a great pool make this an ideal spot for relaxation. Very family friendly.
Contemporary and close to town
- Just on the outskirts of the town, Majeka House features modem architecture and all the comforts associated with it. Beautiful furnishings, a superb spa and plenty of swimming pools make this an ideal choice. It’s also conveniently close to the vineyards so a drink's never far away!
For an apartment or lodge
- If you'd prefer your own space, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a great range of properties ideal for enjoying the vineyards and dramatic scenery.
- Fly to Cape Town International Airport situated only 37km (23 miles) from Stellenbosch. The airport has a large number of domestic connections and fulfils several international carriers.
- If you want to rent a car to explore the stunning vineyards and beyond - for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
- For the best weather, aim to visit between October and March. The winter season (June to August) can be comparatively cold with temperatures in the mid-teens and a good deal of precipitation to water those grapes!
Still not sure?
Best Hotels in Stellenbosch
Bonne Esperance 15 rooms from £77Stellenbosch Central
A boutique hotel set on an oak-lined street in the centre of the pretty town of Stellenbosch. The Victorian exterior opens onto elegant contemporary interiors. Light and spacious with geometric patterns and sharp lines. Surrounded by pretty gardens and offering easy access to the town's attractions.Local exploring - Perfectly placed with as easy access to the town's attractions as the surrounding mountains and wineriesGreat walks - Take long walks along the trails running across Stellenbosch MountainLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and winesHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
Twice Central 7 rooms from £88Stellenbosch Central,
Both stylish yet homely this small guesthouse is a chic spot set near the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Impeccably styled rooms feature contemporary fixtures, boldly patterned fabrics and the best has a free-standing bath. The living areas are equally well designed. A hip choice.Active Holiday - Surrounded by the Jonkershoek Mountains, a popular destination with hikers, mountain bikers, birders and nature loversGreat walks - The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve has hiking trails, from easy to relatively difficultLocal markets - Sample local produce at the Slow Food Market held every SaturdayLively area - In the thick of the action.
Penelope's Guesthouse 4 rooms from £91Stellenbosch (Blaauwklippen,)
A well appointed guesthouse in the heart of Stellenbosch wine country. Four bright rooms have a homely (yet chic) feel with white walls, terracotta tiled floors and lovely garden views. Indulge on hearty breakfasts, take a cooling dip in the pool and enjoy sampling local wines on the leafy terrace.Local exploring - With easy access to Stellenbosch as well as award winning wine estates and the surrounding mountains there's plenty to do!Sights nearby - Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque townLocal markets - Wander through the Slow Food Market (held on Saturdays) and sample local produceGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking and mountain biking destination
Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate 6 rooms from £130Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch
Stunning accommodation set within a winery in an area known for its outstanding produce. Think high-luxury with elegant contemporary interiors overlooking breathtaking mountain views from large (well-placed) windows. Explore the nearby nature reserve and a wine sampling session is naturally a must!Active Holiday - Surrounded by the Jonkershoek Mountains, popular with hikers, mountain bikers, birders and nature loversFoodies - Set in the beautiful Cape wine lands, many first-class wine and gourmet food optionsGreat walks - The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve has hiking trails with varying levels of difficultyViews - The property offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards
Hawksmoor House 15 rooms from £134Stellenbosch (East-Rural)
Hawksmoor House is set on a farm along the Stellenbosch Wine route. This tranquil property offers chic, elegant accommodation featuring antique furnishings. Relax by the pool soaking up the sun and taking in the views of Table Mountain! A fantastic country retreat offering hearty breakfasts.Families - The ideal family getaway on this homely working farm offering family suites plenty of space and a lovely poolLocal exploring - Close enough for you to nip into Capetown and explore, right on the edge of the WinelandsWeddings - Hawksmoor House offers a scenic, historic and authentic location for your big dayGreat walks - The winelands is home to plenty of stunning hiking trailsRecommended by - I Escape
Hunneyball House 6 rooms from £108Stellenbosch Central,
A charming boutique property in the heart of Stellenbosch. Cosy yet chic rooms feature polished wooden floors, crisp white linen and modern bathrooms. A garden pool is the perfect place to come and unwind besides and indulgent home-cooked meals are served. A lovely home away from home.Local exploring - Boasting easy access to Stellenbosch's numerous galleries, museums and boutique shops as well as the region's many wineriesSights nearby - Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque townGreat walks - The Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve offer lovely walking and hiking trailsLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Summerwood Guest House 8 rooms from £109Stellenbosch (Mostertsdrift,)
A family run luxury guesthouse set in the heart of the charming town of Stellenbosch. Elegant rooms are simply dressed with soft grey and white hues, large windows and private terraces. The expansive leafy garden and swimming pool are a real draw.Local exploring - Ideally placed to explore the charming town of Stellenbosch and its surrounding winelandsSights nearby - Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque townGreat walks - The Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve offer a number of hiking trailsLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Sugarbird Manor 13 rooms from £117Stellenbosch
A stylish hotel set on a working protea farm on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch. Bright rooms benefit from simple minimalist style, fabulous views and exceptionally large and indulgent bathrooms. Take long walks before returning for a dip in the lovely infinity pool. Rural perfection.Hideaway - Set in an enviable position in the picturesque Devon valley this is the perfect base to relax in total peace and quietViews - Views across vineyards and valley to Simonsberg, Stellenbosch and the Helderberg Mountains, Somerset West and False BayLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Majeka House 23 rooms from £158Stellenbosch (Cape Town)
Fun, modern hotel featuring beautifully upholstered furnishings, state of the art bathrooms and statement murals and wallpapering. The hotel has a total of four pools plus a relaxing spa and hammam. Its Makaron Restaurant is famed for its superlative cuisine. Prime wine country, foodies will love.Local markets - tellenbosch Organic Farmers Market has a superb collection of fine foods.Swimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Spa
The Jordan Suites 12 rooms from £137Vlottenberg, Stellenbosch 7604
Contemporary suites set amidst rolling hills on a picturesque wine estate. Spacious and secluded the accommodation offers simple classic style, think: soft hues, modern bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. Complete with gourmet restaurant and plenty of opportunity to taste the estate's produce.Foodies - The estate boasts a gourmet restaurant with a weekly changing menu all, naturally, paired with their award winning winesLocal exploring - An easy drive to Stellenbosch, scenic rural areas and world-class wine estatesLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produce
Zarose 35 rooms from £138Stellenbosch
A Tuscan style guesthouse with a smattering of private cottages set in a pristine spot with fabulous mountain vistas. Interiors are light and contemporary and take advantage of the epic views. Unwind by the large outdoor pool or enjoy a moment of calm on one of the meditation decks. Superb!Local exploring - Discover Stellenbosch with its boutiques and galleries, visit local wineries or hike in the surrounding mountainsHideaway - The ultimate home away from home, Zarose is an oasis of serenityGreat walks - Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and other areas have hiking trails with routes to suit all abilitiesViews - Offers majestic mountain views and is surrounded by lush vineyards and olive groves
Hillfarm House 3 rooms from £147Stellenbosch (Ida's Valley,)
Situated in the wonderfully picturesque and verdant Ida's Valley just five minutes from Stellenbosch. Interiors have a classical french feel with large sash windows, antiques and original artworks. Breakfast is an indulgent affair, there's a gorgeous pool and always a warm welcome. Fabulous.Hideaway - Overlooks a stunningly beautiful valley and is surrounded by lovely flower gardens and farmlandsViews - With stunning views of the surrounding mountains and vineyardsLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and winesGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking destination
Batavia Boutique Hotel 9 rooms from £170Stellenbosch
A classical 19th century guesthouse in the heart of historic Stellenbosch. Elegant interiors feature a choice selection of antiques alongside fireplaces, chandeliers and wooden floors. With a peaceful terrace, swimming pool and 5-star service this is a haven of relaxation.Local exploring - Ideally placed within walking distance of Stellenbosch's many attractionsGreat walks - Hike through the picturesque Jonkershoek State Forest or Assegaaibosch Nature ReserveLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Coopmanhuijs Hotel 16 rooms from £189Stellenbosch
Stylish boutique accommodation in a Stellenobosch town listed building. Elegant rooms are light and bright and filled with a choice selection of antiques. For a small hotel this space has extensive facilities including a spa, swimming pool, wine bar and excellent South African restaurant. Fabulous!Local exploring - Perfectly positioned with Stellenbosch's art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants within easy walking distanceLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produceGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking and mountain biking destination
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa 48 rooms from £283Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch 7600
Old-world grandeur meets modern comfort at this historic wine estate. Individually styled rooms are fantastically decadent and downstairs each common area is grander than the next. Truly a haven, set amongst rolling vineyards and lush gardens with a state of the art spa and gourmet dining options!Total relaxation - Tranquil country retreat on a beautiful working wine estate complete with a full service spaSwimming Pool - Two outdoor pools and one heated indoor poolLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produce
River Manor Boutique Hotel 18 rooms from £577Stellenbosch Central,
A pretty boutique guesthouse spread between two manor houses in Stellenbosch town centre. Chic and airy interiors are elegantly dressed with soft hues and dark wooden furniture. Boasting a lovely pool set in a pretty landscaped garden. A tranquil base to explore the region from.Local exploring - Boasting a very central location, ideal for exploring the historic town by footGreat walks - Explore some of the hiking trails running through Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature ReserveLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and winesHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
Delaire Graff Estate 10 rooms from £1056Stellenbosch
Nestled between magnificent mountains and the vineyards of Stellenbosch, offering a full-service spa, an on-site winery and choice of two critically acclaimed restaurants. Stunning views and gorgeous gardens surround the property. An ideal spot for foodies seeking a stylish country retreat.Foodies - Food and wine are features here, with bottles born of the very soil that surrounds you. Food is fresh, local, and innovativeHills & mountains - Anchored on the vineyard-clad slopes of Botmanskop, high above the gorgeous Helshoogte PassViews - The drive sweeps upwards through a pristine garden to arrive at what is arguably the Cape’s most stupendous mountain viewGreat walks - Follow some pretty or more demanding mountain trails to experience stunning views, or explore the nearby nature reservesRecommended by - Kiwi Collection