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#ComeSitStellenbosch: Winter in Wine Country

I was very fortunate yesterday and got to spend my birthday in one of my favourite parts of the country: Stellenbosch. The occasion was the media launch of the amazing Come Sit, Stay&Savour Stellenbosch winter packages – but I just pretended it was my birthday party and that I just happened to have invited some of the Cape’s top food and wine media to my party.

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We enjoyed an afternoon of strolling through the leafy streets of this beautiful town, stopping to take pictures of the Come Sit outdoor sculpture exhibition and to tuck into delicious wine and treats at M-Patisserie, SMAC Art Gallery, The Showroom and Schoon de Companje.

This all was followed by dinner at the delicious Terroir (seriously though, have you eaten here? The food is incredible) and a night in a luxurious room at Devon Valley Hotel (which has fire places and deep baths in the room plus free wifi!).

Me and Misha taking a little time-out. Pic by News24Travel

How’s that for a birthday?

You can follow the same route we walked yesterday – it’s a really fun way to spend a wintry afternoon. Here’s the map that we followed.

While you’re there, make sure that you upload a few pictures of the benches to Instagram and tag them with #ComeSitStellenbosch to enter to win a luxury weekend in Stellenbosch worth R5800!

Find out more about the competition here

The good people at Stellenbosch Wine Routes and Stellenbosch Tourism have put together a range of winter packages that are probably the best value for money you could find. I urge you to try to enjoy a weekend away in the winelands, including two nights accommodation, lunch, dinner, wine and two experiences for just R1400 per person. You wouldn’t be able to, I assure you. But if you book through them, you can do just that.

Look at these amazing packages.

Bargain stay & play package
From R1 200 per person sharing midweek/R1 400 per person sharing weekends

The package includes:

Two nights’ accommodation at either Middelvlei or the Oak Leaf Lodge at Delvera
A two-course lunch, including a glass of wine, at a local restaurant
A two-course dinner, including a glass of wine, at a local restaurant

Any 2 activities from the list below:
Middelvlei Barrel tasting & Cellar Tour
Delheim Wine and Cupcake pairing
Eagle Encounter at Spier
Fleur du Cap at Bergkelder: Tasting at Cellar Tour plus a box of salted fudge
Premier Wine Tasting at Dornier
Warwick Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour


Lifestyle package
From R2 200 per person sharing midweek/R2 420 per person sharing weekends

The package includes:

Two nights’ accommodation at either 22 Die Laan, Allegria or Devon Valley Hotel
A two-course lunch, including a glass of wine, at a local restaurant

A two-course dinner, including a glass of wine, at a local restaurant
Any 2 activities from the list below:
Middelvlei Barrel tasting & Cellar Tour
JC le Roux pairing with Marshmallows & Meringues
Fleur du Cap at Bergkelder: Wine and Salt Pairing
Van Ryn’s Brandy, Coffee and Chocolate Tasting
Lanzerac Chocolate and Wine Pairing

Luxury package
From R2 777 per person sharing midweek/R2 888 per person sharing weekends

The package includes:

Two nights’ luxury accommodation at either Majeka House, Lanzerac, Kleine Zalze Lodge or Wedgeview Country House & Spa
A two-course lunch, including a glass of wine, at a local restaurant
A three-course dinner, including wine

Any one of the following activities:
Spier Segway Tour
Vine Hopper 1 day tour
Middelvlei Wine Blending
Bites & Sites Foodie Tour
Lanzerac Mini Spa Package
Any one of the following activities:
Adventure Centre 2 hour Bike Rental
Peter Falke Wine Tasting and Snack Platter
Van Ryn’s Florentine and Brandy Tasting

Find out more about the packages or book them right here.

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