Stellenbosch tours & holiday packages

Where world-class wine, history and students meet

As the oldest wine valley in South Africa, Stellenbosch is a hub for wine culture, beautiful Victorian buildings and outdoor activities in the Western Cape

With more than 200 different wine and grape producers, the Stellenbosch Wine Valley is known globally for its excellent vintages. Its various wineries offer not only tastings, cellar tours, and well-priced wine sales, but also excellent restaurants, picnic facilities and a sampling of cheeses or chocolate to accompany the array of reds, whites and sparkling wines. At the heart of the valley, the town of Stellenbosch is appealing, with streets that are lined with Victorian buildings and large old oak trees. One of the country's best universities is located here and anyone can take a stroll around the campus.

Popular Stellenbosch safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 7,460

£ 5,462

R 110,234

6,361

per person

19 days

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days)

Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell

$ 3,623

£ 2,653

R 53,540

3,089

per person

9 days

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days)

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 4,097

£ 3,000

R 60,540

3,493

per person

10 days

South African Bush and Beach Journey (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Bush and Beach Journey (10 days)

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 3,619

£ 2,650

R 53,480

3,086

per person

10 days

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Adel Groenewald says

Stellenbosch is one of my favourite South African towns. A sunny day is easily filled with hiking or picnicking and there are so many different wine farms and tastings to choose from. I love ambling aimlessly around the town's vibrant streets or relaxing at a street café.

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Stellenbosch also offers adventure and cultural activities in and around the town, such as mountain biking and hiking in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or cycling on Nooitgedacht Wine Estate. Thanks to the university, the town itself radiates energy and youthfulness. The streets are easy to navigate on foot, although there are also many organised walking tours and bicycles are available for rent at the tourism bureau.

Art galleries include the Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery and the Stellenbosch Art Gallery. The Endler Hall showcases not only the university’s award-winning choir and symphony orchestra but also numerous visiting classical musicians. The Toy Museum and Village Museum invite a look into the town’s past.

Just beyond Stellenbosch’s centre are fresh produce markets and the Polkadraai Strawberry Farm, where visitors can pick their own berries to take home.

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Reviews on our Stellenbosch safaris

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…

Saada

from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…

Debbie

from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

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