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Appealing and historical Stellenbosch is everything wine with estates on the fringes of town, world-class wineries in the mountains and hills but a stone’s throw away, and any number of opportunities to taste wine whilst sampling world-class food.
Our list of best places to stay in Stellenbosch includes Herbert Baker mansions, light and trendy self-catering apartments, and boutique hotels – there is something here for everyone…
Stellenbosch is a vibrant, university town humming with students, expats, visitors and locals.
Only a 45 minute’ drive from Cape Town, it lies on the banks of the Eerste River, its wide streets lined with oaks, period architecture, museums, pubs, boutiques, and restaurants.
Find your space from our list of best places to stay in Stellenbosch
(includes country lodges & boutique guest houses)
Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the 4 star Spier Hotel.
Zorgvliet’s welcoming Country Lodge offers guests an opportunity to truly experience the unique personality of the Stellenbosch winelands. rooms are spacious, comfortable, luxurious and individually decorated.
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is Steeped in a history and exudes an air of intimacy. With luxury rooms and four unique restaurants, guests can experience the finest hospitality the Cape Winelands has to offer.
Baruch blends boudoir with country in an expert combination of throws, rugs and carefully chosen furniture. Just the right blend of comfort and romance, and it’s close to town’s historic centre.
This nine bedroom hotel is an elegant, sumptuous blend of Persian rugs, splashes of colour, comfort and period furniture just off popular Dorp Street – a perfect base. The garden has a charming splash pool.
This beautiful Victorian villa with its wrap-around verandah and charming corner turret offers 15 individually decorated, comfortable en-suite guest rooms right in the heart of historic Stellenbosch.
This five-star hotel is just outside the picturesque and historic town of Stellenbosch and offers a divine country retreat with tremendous garden and vineyard views.
From this gorgeous 4-star lodge, situated alongside the first fairway of the golf course, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Mountains and the surrounding vineyards.
Here’s something different. House of House is playful, colourful and characterful, offering five suites that include a family suite, a honeymoon suite, a couple of self-catering suites and a standard suite all with their own entrances.
This Tuscan-style guest house offers beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms. But the rooftop balcony is the cherry on the top.
This is plain ‘wow’. The meticulously restored Cape Dutch country retreat on a 220-hectare wine farm offers 15 en-suite rooms, each beautifully decorated with antiques, with views out over the landscape and farm.
(includes lofts, apartments & villas)
Hidden Valley Wines provides a breathtaking three bedroom house on the slopes of the Helderberg with a cottage alongside, offering a group of six some of the most impressive views around.
This splendid Herbert Baker House is yours for the taking. Surrounded by rolling lawns, rose bushes, and fields of lavender there are three en-suite bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, reception areas, dining room, library, drawing room and an incredible terrace. Sigh.
This luxury villa allows guests to enjoy a unique stay with fabulous hospitality in a serene setting. The self catering villa sleeps eight guests and offers a basic butler service and daily housekeeping.
This spacious two-bedroom garden cottage lies in amongst mountains and forest just outside Blaauwklippen Wine Estate. It’s beautiful and tastefully furnished, has open plan living and comfortably sleeps four (six if you use the sleeper couch in the lounge).
This modern apartment is ideally located on Dorp Street in the heart of Stellenbosch and within walking distance of fabulous restaurants and galleries. The living area is comfortable and the balcony offers lovely mountain views.
These two self catering units surrounded by vineyards are in a peaceful setting, ideal for a relaxing break away. They offer modern comforts and are within walking distance of the Tasting Room.
Enjoy a charming rural experience with panoramic views in one of three comfortable self catering cottages. When you are not exploring all the Winelands has to offer, just a few minutes away, you can unwind on the patio or cool off in the swimming pool.
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This Blog was updated in October 2019.