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Top 10 things to do in Stellenbosch...

Posted on Tue November 14, 2017.

... and a chance to win a stay in a luxury boutique hotel.

In our first blog, we’re giving you our top 10 things to do in Stellenbosch, but we’d really like to know what you like to do. So, to make things interesting, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a weekend at our luxury boutique hotel, so you can experience all that Stellenbosch has to offer and make your own top 10 list. Keep reading to see how you can enter.

107 Dorpstraat’s top 10 things to do in Stellenbosch:

1. Wine tasting and wine tours

We can’t write a blog about things to do in Stellenbosch and not start with wine. We’ll leave the rating of the various wine estates to you and your unique palate, but what we can recommend is trying a few of them in the form of a wine tour. Everyone’s tastes are different, but one thing is for sure; on a good wine tour you’ll find a wine for every palate, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

2. Visit the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden has an enormous variety of indigenous and exotic plants to admire. Take a stroll through the various sections and you’ll be amazed at all the weird and wonderful plants and trees of this compact botanical garden.

3. See the latest art exhibitions at Slee

On the historic Dorp Street (right next to 107 Dorpstraat itself), you’ll find one of the most impressive art galleries in Stellenbosch. With a new exhibition almost every month, you’ll always find something fresh and interesting to see at Slee.

4. Conquer the mountains of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (or just have a picnic)

The beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is an absolute paradise for mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners alike. Just grab your picnic basket and go discover the beauty that lies all around its rocky paths. Also, don’t miss the waterfalls!

5. Visit the famous Rupert Museum

This modern art museum has housed some of South Africa’s (and the world’s) finest artworks – including a permanent Pierneef exhibition. It is one of our favourite places in Stellenbosch. Even though you are in the presence of incredible works of art, the setting is not at all pretentious. It is an intimate gallery with a homely feel – an invitation to everyone to come and admire the art.

6. Enjoy good food and great vibes at the Stellenbosch markets

If you’re someone that likes slow food, good wine and a festive atmosphere, you’ll definitely have the Stellenbosch markets on your top 10 list too! Our favourite markets are the Slow Market, the Root 44 Market and the Blaauwklippen Family Market. What’s your favourite?

7. Try the best coffee in Stellenbosch

For the coffee connoisseurs, this is a must! The ‘new bird in town’ (Blue Crane Coffee Company) has made some big waves after winning the ‘Best coffee in Stellenbosch’ award. Since then, the Blue Crane Coffee Company has expanded and added a second venue across the street, called the ‘Lab’ where you can taste their latest experiments and view some local art while you do so.

8. Do a beer tasting and brewery tour at Stellenbrau

Another favourite among 107 Dorpstraat guests is the Stellenbrau Brewery tour and tasting. Just outside Stellenbosch, at the Woodmill Lifestyle Centre you’ll find this great craft brewery. Here you can go on a guided tour of the Stellenbrau Brewery to see the entire beer making process and, of course, to taste the delicious beers in their tap room. Forty-five minutes well spent!

9. Experience all things Stellenbosch on a walking tour

A great way to experience all of the best things in Stellenbosch is to go on a guided walking tour. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the beautiful town and the important sights to see. These tours are informativefun and usually include a few tastings of wine to get you into the Stellenbosch spirit.

10. Last but not least – a wine pairing with something sweet

Like most good meals, this top 10 list ends-off with something sweet. On Friday the 17th of November 2017, we here at 107 Dorpstraat host our first ever wine and sweet treat pairing. Come by our wine bar anytime between 13:00 and 21:00 to get your pairing of four wines with four sweet treats, for only R60. If you can’t make it – no stress – from now on we’ll have this pairing available from Mondays to Saturdays at the same time. We hope to see you here soon.

So, what do you think of our top 10 list?

Well, here’s your chance to come and do some – or all of them – yourself. Enter our Facebook competition and you could win a weekend’s accommodation at 107 Dorpstraat.

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Click on this link to open the competition post on Facebook

Step 2: Tag a Friend in the Comment section below the post.  Then Share the post on your own timeline. 

Step 3: Click ‘Post’ and you’re done!

The prize up for grabs:

The winners of our Facebook competition will enjoy a two-night stay at our boutique guesthouse, 107 Dorpstraat. Your luxury room will become your oasis of relaxation right in the centre of Stellenbosch. If the hustle and bustle of this lively town becomes too much for you, just shut the triple glazed windowsand relax in peace and quiet.

At 107 Dorpstraat, you will receive 5-star treatment and a highly personalised service from our expert staff. We can arrange transportation, wine tours, massages in your room and so much more. All you have to do is ask.

If you enjoy a modern, European atmosphere, then you’ll really like our stylish, European-inspired decor and our café-style breakfast spot on the historic Dorp Street. Watch the world go by as you enjoy your delicious complimentary breakfast and quality Häzz coffee under the oak trees of Dorp Street. If you stay long enough, you’ll witness our café transforming into a trendy wine bar. Enjoy the same ambience, but with wine — and some of Stellenbosch’s finest, we might add.

What better way to enjoy the top 10 things to do in Stellenbosch than from a boutique guesthouse slap-bang in the middle of town? If this sounds like your type of weekend away, enter our competition now or get in touch with us to hear about our specials.

Competition details:

The competition will be announced on the 12th of December 2017 and the winners will be notified on Facebook. The prize includes 2 nights’ accommodation for two people sharing (breakfast included). You can book your two consecutive nights anytime between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2018 (subject to availability).