HISTORY OF THE AVENUE
In its early days, the Avenue used to be a promenade, and was and still remains a crescent. It extends from Drostdy Street at the bottom, that is the Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, to Van Riebeeck Street, the idea being to facilitate a link with the farm road to Jonkershoek.
HISTORY OF GUEST HOUSE AND FAMILY
The owner, Ounin Arndt (on the right in the picture), grew up around the corner in Neethling Street (c/o Neethling and Keerom Street). At the end of her matric year at Bloemhof Girls High School (end of 1979) her mother bought this property. Tilla du Plessis lived here for 27 years, and currently resides in Hermanus.
SPORT STADIUMS STELLENBOSCH
Stellenbosch boasts multi-sports venues, and 2 of the most famous ones are located just across the river from where 22 Die Laan Self Catering Accommodation is located. The Coetzenburg Stadium is known for hosting athletics and soccer events. The Danie Craven Stadium is famous for rugby matches such as the FNB Varsity Cup and in the 1995 Rugby World Cup it hosted the game between Australia and Romania.
DUCK PARADE VERGENOEGD WINE ESTATE STELLENBOSCH
Indian runner ducks are an unusual breed. They stand upright like penguins and instead of waddling, they run. On the farm there is a huge flock, which ranges from around 700 to around 900, depending on the time of year. Visit Vergenoegd Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch to see the daily duck parade.
WINE EVENTS STELLENBOSCH CAPE WINELANDS
Wine, Coffee, Tea & Olive Oil Blending Experiences at Vergenoegd Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.
ROOT 44 MARKET is a food and craft market located at Audacia Farm, on the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West. This exciting addition to the Cape market scene offers visitors a wide variety of food choices, in beautiful wine farm surroundings.
BLAAUWKLIPPEN FAMILY MARKET This market started in March 2011 as a once-monthly market, but due to its popularity was changed to a weekly market and are now open every Sunday 10h00 to 15h00. The market has a range of stalls from fresh produce and homemade products to crafts and plants. There is also live music, delicious food stalls and of course Blaauwklippen wines to enjoy, so bring a blanket and relax under the trees.
OUDE LIBERTAS SLOW FOOD MARKET At the historic Oude Libertas estate in Stellenbosch, the Slow Market founded in 2008 is the authentic Slow Food market. Surrounded by vineyards and oak trees in Stellenbosch the Slow Market is a revival of the public marketplace where you can buy food which is grown, raised, harvested and transformed by its producers.
FOOD RELATED EVENTS
Wine, Coffee, Tea & Olive Oil Blending Experiences at Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery in Stellenbosch has launched 4 new brandy pairing options.
Taste three award-winning brandies perfectly paired with artisanal charcuterie for a celebration of fine flavours
Taste three award-winning brandies paired with hand-made Belgian chocolate and Brazilian coffee for a luxurious indulgence
Taste four award-winning brandies paired with hand-made Florentines, richly studded with nuts and dried fruit on a delicious chocolate base
Spier Wine Estate Annual Bridal Fair - Visit us and get ideas, professional advice and assistance to turn your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or other function into a memorable and spectacular event.
RESTAURANTS IN STELLENBOSCH CAPE WINELANDS
Stellenbosch abounds with things to do. This includes wining and dining at some of the best restaurants in the country. Spoil yourself with a variety of culinary offerings in not only the central town of Stellenbosch, but also in the greater vicinity of the Cape Winelands.
Annually Stellenbosch boasts at least 2 or 3 of the top 10 South African Restaurants.
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Stellenbosch plays host to a variety of museums and galleries.
The Rupert Museum showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert.
The MOK Gallery at Muratie Wine Estate is home to several artists.
EAGLE ENCOUNTERS | SPIER WINE ESTATE
Rehabilitated birds of prey that have been injured, poisoned, abused or hand-reared are released into the wild when they are fit, healthy and able to hunt and breed again. Get up close and personal with these birds of prey, and find out how they keep the Spier Wine Estate healthy and balanced.
OOM SAMIE SE WINKEL
Oom Samie se Winkel (meaning “Uncle Samie’s Shop”) is located in Dorp Street, It takes one back to the early 20th century to the days of the old general dealer who stocked everything that was needed by a family of the time…
BIKES ‘n WINES
Bikes ‘n Wines is a new concept in Winelands’ tourism and a South African first, combining both mountain biking and exclusive wine tastings. The tours are targeted at young-hearted and outdoor-loving people who would like…
BITES & SITES
Bites and Sites Culture on a Spoon! Discover authentic Cape food and wine, diverse cultures and vibrant history on these unique tours. The classic walking tour will not only enlighten you about local food, but also about the history of Stellenbosch…