Bites and Sites, Stellenbosch

Hanli Fourie, founder and owner of Bites and Sites in Stellenbosch, has created a uniquely-designed walking tour. It is a gem of an experience and will appeal to those with an interest in cuisine, architecture and culture.

As you amble through the historic streets of Stellenbosch, you’ll pop into artisanal bakeries, family-owned butcheries, eccentric shops and boutique wine producers. You’ll sample the authentic fare each has to offer. You’ll explore the diverse South African cultures and discover the vibrant history of our second-oldest town. You’ll also admire the romantic oaklined streets, amazing architectural diversity and palpable energy of this bustling university town.

The tour runs from 10:00 to 14:00. Afterwards guests can  taste wines at one of the renowned estates nearby. They can also indulge in a spot of retail therapy in Stellenbosch before returning to Cape Town.

Waterford Wine Safari

The Wine Drive Safari is a unique three hour trip in a safari-type vehicle, through the 120-hectare estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg mountain. This experience allows one to taste their award-winning wines amongst the vineyards of their origin as you are expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so biologically diverse and viticulturally unique. The wine tasting is paired with various light snacks, which are well suited to the individual wines. The experience will end off with the Wine and Chocolate Tasting back at the winery.

Jordan Vineyard & Cellar Experience

Tour of the vineyards in an open safari-style game viewing Land Rover, with stops to experience the spectacular views of False and Table Bays as well as the flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands. Guests will experience the terroir and geology of the estate whilst tasting a selection wines in the sustainably grown vineyards. This includes a cellar tour with additional wines to be tasted in the barrel cellar or on the terrace.

The Braai at Middlevlei, Stellenbosch

You can’t beat an authentic South African braai (barbecue) – especially when someone else does all the work for you!

Enjoy a glass of wine whilst your hosts prepare your chops, boerewors and chicken sosaties to perfection. If the appetising aromas of potbrood and braaibroodjies are not enough, the homemade pâté and Ouma Annie’s pumpkin fritters have placed this unique lunch in a league of its own. They are simply delicious!

There are also loads of distractions to keep the kids entertained whilst the braai is being attended to. There are hordes of animals to feed and donkey rides. They can also braai their own stokbrood or roast marshmallows on the fire. The little ones will be thoroughly entertained while you can concentrate on experiencing one of South Africa’s most sacred traditions – an authentic outdoor braai.

Clay Pigeon Shooting at Slaley Estate

There is a unique new activity on offer in the wine country, and if you enjoy firing rifles, you’ll love it! Clay Pigeons are catapulted into the air in varying formations. The goal is to obliterate the quickly-disappearing target before it hits the ground.

You’ll have loads of fun trying to hit as many as possible whilst the hosts make sure that you are suitably challenged! This activity is great for families (minimum age is 6). It’s safe and will keep non-drinkers visiting the winelands entertained for hours.