Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa’s Cape Winelands region. It is situated at Stellenbosch Mountain’s foot and the Eerste River flows beside the postcard-perfect town. Stellenbosch boasts picturesque landscapes and is perfect for taking pictures. It is tranquil and boasts Cape Dutch-style architectural buildings and oak-lined avenues, which make it the perfect retreat. Wine farms are a particular feature of this region. If anyone is interested in wine tasting there are a large number of wine shops. The streets are replete with charming boutiques, museums, art galleries, hotels, cafes and restaurants. No trip is complete without a perfect accommodation and a self-catering one adds to the experience. Here’s a look at some of the top self-catering accommodations in Stellenbosch, South Africa, to help you plan your holiday.
This bed and breakfast is the perfect accommodation for approximately 10 guests at a time, visiting during July and August. Located in a winery, this place offers luxurious comfort and splendid views of the countryside. Breakfast is served to guests, but you can cook in the kitchen if you want. If you are too lazy to prepare your own meals, availability of a rustic restaurant and a wine cellar will come to your aid. Tourists with hiking and walking interests can visit the Heidelberg Nature Reserve, which is a 10-minute drive from here.
This property is situated on an old farm, which lies on a plateau between Devon Vale and Devon Valley. It offers two one-bedroom apartments with self-catering services built on two spectacular locations. The first apartment offers amazing sunrise views. The other lets you watch the sunset amidst the mountains. If you are in the mood to relax, you can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Sports lovers can pay a visit to the Devon Vale Golf Course, which is 2 km (1.2 miles) from here.
Located at De Zalze Wine Estate, this rental is the ideal getaway for couples, as well as business travellers. This self-catering property offers a buffet breakfast in the morning, as well as a French Cape Bistro cuisine in the evening. The rest can be prepared in your small kitchenette, with all available handy facilities. Guests can enjoy a cuppa out on the beautiful terrace. Guests can also relax in the modern furnished lounge while interacting with other visitors. If you are planning to arrange a cocktail function or product launches, this might be the right place to organize it.
This guesthouse is in the quiet streets of the upmarket neighbourhood of Cape Winelands, and it is just a short walk from the Stellenbosch town centre. The rooms are stylishly decorated with either a private or a communal kitchen option. The free Wi-Fi connection will help you locate nearby hotspots for sightseeing. Multiple restaurants serving local and international cuisine can be found at a 5 minutes’ drive from here. This property is located only 38 km (23.61 miles) away from the Cape Town International Airport.
Webersburg, a Cape Dutch Homestead is situated in the lower valley of Helderberg Mountain, and it features a boutique winery, tennis court and a pool. This property offers both rooms and cottage options, but if you are looking for a self-catering facility, the cottages come with a fully-equipped kitchen just for you. Guests can go fishing at the nearby spots or enjoy wine tasting at the on-site winery. With amazing hospitality and a picturesque landscape, this rental is the ideal getaway for those seeking tranquillity.
Located close to a park, this guesthouse is less than a mile away from Dorp Street in Stellenbosch. This property offers six luxurious and spacious rooms with a private kitchen in each, along with a communal kitchen. Guests can spend some quality time in the covered barbecue terrace, or take a stroll in the garden with their loved ones. To make your stay even more comfortable and relaxing, an English breakfast is served to its guests every morning. The beach at Strand is only 18 km (11.2 miles) from here.
Nestled in the Louisvale Wine Estate, this lodge provides different types of room facilities like the Pallet, the Cork, the Ballet and the Difference. The availability of a kitchenette will help you prepare your own meals and the indoor fireplace will keep you warm, while you enjoy the yummy delicacies. Bike rental facilities are also available here if you want to go on a short tour of the neighbourhood. Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is only 13.8 km (8.5 miles) from here, where you can spot leopards, caracals, klipspringer, kingfishers, sugarbirds and more. If you are looking for a perfect holiday amid the dams, mountains and wildlife, this would be the right place to book.
This eco-friendly apartment is a 5-minute walk from Dorp Street. The artistic decor of the rooms adds to the apartment’s charm. Guests get a comfortable and relaxing stay and the rental uses 100% cotton linen products in the bedrooms. The self-catering apartment gives guests access to a kitchen. Travellers with a car need not worry as free parking is available on the premises. Art enthusiasts can explore the Johan Coetzee Art Gallery or the Stellenbosch Art Gallery that are within a 2 km (1.2 miles) radius.
Located on the banks of Eerste River, this luxurious property offers modern accommodation in the historical town of Stellenbosch. Guests can avail short-term rental apartments and choose from a studio or a one or two-bedroom self-catering apartment. Some of the apartments also provide terrace and balcony facilities, where you can sit back and relax while soaking the scenic views. If you are not in the mood to cook a meal, take a short walk to the Fat Butcher restaurant, which serves unique steak dishes.
Nestled amid the fairways of the Zalze Golf Club and the Stellenbosch vineyards, this luxurious apartment offers maximum comfort and guests will enjoy their stay in the self-catering rental. The fully-equipped spacious kitchens are provided with all the necessities and the adjacent dining area is perfect for a sit-down meal with the family. If you are a fitness freak, the on-site fitness centre will help you burn the extra calories. If you are not in the mood to step out, just lounge on the sundeck alongside the pool. Technopark Stellenbosch is a science park, which is less than 1.6 km (1 mile) from here.
Explore scenic Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch offers an incredible cultural experience to vacationers as they immerse themselves in the lifestyle and traditions of the local community. There is plenty to explore and do in this old South African town, which makes you a time traveller!
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