Services

Baba’s Jêm

Baba’s Jêm Eileen Baron makes an astounding range of jams, chutneys, atchars, preserves and pickles from the produce grown in the Ceres valley. Book in advance for a demonstration of how to make traditional foods like mosbeskuit, bread, roosterkoek, vetkoek and various jams. Or dig in to a light meal – rotis, vegetable curries, samoosas followed by home-brewed ginger beer or...

Tree Tops Cottage

Tree Tops Cottage Make your way over the stone bridge for which this farm has been named and take a left up to the wooded hillock where an idyllic little self-catering cottage awaits. The light, oaky interior, with its pitched A-frame roof, is countryside-chic incarnate, but you might well want to spend your whole sojourn soaking up the tranquil, woodsy atmosphere from the elevated deck....

Majeka House

Majeka House The geometric lines and immaculately green lawns of this modern, five-star abode cut quite a prepossessing picture against the mountainous backdrop of the Paradyskloof Valley. The décor is done in equal measures of class and coolness, from the library’s dark leather chairs and the restaurant’s dramatic silver-and-teal wallpaper, to the suites’ demure damask-patterned...

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa Nestled at the foot of the Stellenbosch Mountain, and next to the Eerste River, this estate is steeped in a history spanning over 300 years. The elegant Cape Dutch manor house and outbuildings house this five-star luxury hotel. The 48 rooms are elegantly decorated in muted hues and balconies overlook the relaxing pool. Stays include a complimentary cellar tour and wine-...

Eendracht Hotel

Eendracht Hotel This three-star hotel is located in the historical Dorp Street and thus a stone’s throw away from everything in town. The rooms are comfortable and decorated in a neutral palette. There’s a splash pool if the heat becomes too much and an elegant dining room and lounge with ladies bar. New self-catering units are situated five minutes’ walk away. Rates R459-R725. Self-...

D’Ouwe Werf Hotel

D’Ouwe Werf Hotel Hailed as South Africa’s oldest existing hotel, this four-star spot has a classic interior with yellow-wood floors and copper fittings. The charming rooms are fitted with gorgeous period pieces and all modern amenities. Dine in the 1802 Restaurant serving Cape fusion cuisine or lounge by the heated pool. This is old-world charm at its best. Rates R600-R965.

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa Housed in historical Coopmanhuijs, this centrally located five-star hotel is brand spanking new. Fourteen classically decorated rooms and suites are kitted out with silk-filled duvets, 100% percale linen and flat-screen TVs. The spa (offering two treatment rooms, a petite sauna and steam room), heated pool and restaurant are open exclusively to hotel guests. Rates...

Avenues Guest Lodge

Avenues Guest Lodge Situated along one of the most beautiful avenues, this B&B offers eight en-suite rooms. Comfortable and very spacious, the interior is simple but clean. Watch TV in the dining room where breakfast is also served if the patio is too breezy. Rates R350-R450.

Klein Joostenberg Deli & Bistro

Klein Joostenberg Deli & Bistro The pork butchery forms the basis of this deli and bistro. Located close to the N1 off-ramp, it is perfectly situated to pick up some great produce for dinner or stop for a quick brunch or cup of coffee en route. They have delicious freshly baked bread, quiches, ready-made meals and sweet things, but the excellent pork cuts get first prize. Open 8am-5pm daily.

Vine Hopper

Why spoil the fun for a designated driver when you can hop on or off a merry bus while sampling some of the finest vino? The bus service is divided into two routes (north and south) and each stops at six different wineries. Ask for ad-vice on which stop is good for some grub on one of the estates. Open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat. Rates R170 (1 day); R300 (2 days).

Volkskombuis

This restaurant is a Stellenbosch institution. The interior hints at traditional Cape Dutch with the copper implements on the walls and yellowwood furniture. Food-wise you can expect traditional Cape cuisine like bobotie and Meraai’s chicken pie. The menu offers some suggestions. A combined menu with De Oewer is available over weekends. Open Noon-3pm, 6.30-10pm daily....

Tokara DeliCATessen

Tokara DeliCATessen This deli is another splendid addition to Tokara, with its innovative architecture and unrivalled views of Simonsberg Mountain. Great olive oils (available for tasting), delicious cakes and freshly baked bread, preserves and charcuterie are on offer along the menu of light meals and a weekend buffet. Kids are also catered for and can play on the designer jungle gym. Open...

Terroir

Don’t let the blackboard menu and bucolic surrounds fool you into thinking this is just another country café in the Winelands. Chef Michael Broughton’s French-inspired fare has racked up a ridiculous number of awards. From his signature prawn and mushroom risotto to his superbly sauced fillet with parmesan cream, each bite is a triumph. A culinary must. Open 12.30-2....

TasteBud

TasteBud is a relatively new kid on the block but their lunch buffet has already delighted many a customer. They also offer great tartines (open sandwiches on French country loaf) and the cheesecake is delicious. The vibe is very relaxed under the oaks but get there early as it fills up quickly. Open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Main courses R45.

Rust en Vrede Restaurant

Rust en Vrede Restaurant This highly acclaimed restaurant, headed by chef David Higgs, offers fare rooted in classical French cuisine infused with the best South African produce. Choose the four-course menu or a six-course tasting menu. A daily set lunch is served outside the tasting room. A spectacular experience. Open 7pm-close Tue-Sat. Lunch Noon-3pm Tue-Sat. Main courses Lunch R150. Dinner...