It is a preconceived idea that travelling in winter is not such a great thing to do. We beg to differ, because there can never be a better time to travel, especially visiting Stellenbosch. There are countless things that one can do, both indoors and out in Stellies and in this blog, we will outline a few activities you can enjoy while spending a winter vacation in the town.
If you are looking for complete relaxation during your winter break with gloomy weather, Stellenbosch boasts a number of cafes, coffee shops and cosy lounges with roaring fireplaces. You surely will find one that makes a perfect fit for you, weather you are just there for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while reading a book or just enjoying a steaming freshly homemade soup. You will also find a number of indoor wine tasting rooms where you can taste the fruits of the valley, some paired with cheese, biltong or soup if you are lucky enough to catch one of those soup and wine evening or fondue and wine evenings.
Stellenbosch also offers fantastic outdoor activities that can be enjoyed during the colder months of the year. Hiking, cycling and mountain biking to mountaineering, hang-gliding and abseiling, and even paint-balling and horse-riding are all exciting activities you can enjoy and are also perfect for families with children.
For the avid adventurer, things like foraging for mushrooms at the Delheim Estate is definitely something worth a try. One of the town's WWF Biodiversity & Wine Initiative Champions also offer great opportunities to discover the conservation and environmental side of Stellenbosch. Last but not least, Stellenbosch is just magical in winter, the mist against the mountains and vineyards to name a few, undoubtedly tells a tale that the town is at its best in winter.