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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)
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 fine manor house is all about the views from its windows and balconies where it lies in the mountainside in the Banhoek Valley just outside Stellenbosch. Its units, some of which are self-catering, are ideally placed for quick access to town, but offer complete escape at the same time.
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.
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.
Experience life on Aan-den-Weg rose and wine farm. Perfect for families and wine enthusiasts. Choose from four rooms and apartments, and enjoy a hearty farm breakfast on the patio.
It’s easy to see why Summerwood makes our list of “best places to stay in Stellenbosch“. Light, airy and modern Summerwood offers comfort in nine en-suite bedrooms within walking distance of the Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens.
This is no ordinary log cabin. You’re right in the heart of the winelands here, with a choice of four rooms and views to match. There’s a swimming pool and wooden verandah on which to curl up with a book whilst drinking in the views.
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)
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.
Quirky, original and comfortable this self-catering boutique-style accommodation offers bachelor apartments with self-catering kitchens within walking distance of the centre of Stellenbosch. Note that there are stairs involved.
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).
Cute, modern and centrally placed, Black Horse Suites on Dorp Street offer 10 spacious contemporary en-suite apartments on top floors with views (take note: no lifts).
Two cost-effective apartments close to the Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve with a bedroom and open plan living. Small, neat, modern with a spill out balcony and wonderful views.
Remhoogte Wine Estate offers a self-catering cozy farm cottage and two-bedroomed house. The estate is also home to zebras – an opportunity that doesn’t often present itself in the Winelands.
This cute, modern two-bedroom self-catering apartment is right in the middle of Stellenbosch, perfectly placed for exploring its history, restaurants and wine. There’s even a washing machine for longer stays.
Self-catering cottages right next to the heritage listed Old Nectar gardens, 3 km from Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Away from the bustle, yet you’re just 10 minutes’ drive from Stellenbosch centre make it perfect to feature in our choice of best places to stay in Stellenbosch!
One of our firm favourites, these gorgeous self-catering cottages are on a boutique wine farm and equestrian centre just 8 minutes’ from Stellenbosch centre.
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.
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