Tag Archive: #Stellenblog

October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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September 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the heart on Stellenbosch, right on iconic Church Street, is a beautiful courtyard complete with giant oak trees, an idyllic swimming pool and lush green lawn. Surrounded on four sides by Oude Werf Hotel, a national heritage site and South Africa’s oldest hotel, this might be one of the winelands’ best kept […]

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June 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

The only thing better than a weekend in Stellenbosch is a weekend in Stellenbosch at a winter rate. I say this every year, but winter really is the best time to soak up everything the Cape has to offer. It’s quieter, there’s less traffic, winter rates make getting out and about more often much more accessible […]

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Delaire Graff – The Hidden Jewel of The Winelands

Known as “The Jewel of The Cape Winelands”, Delaire Graff is one of the most beautiful properties in South Africa. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Right from the lush gardens reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at the entrance of the property, all the way through the countless pieces […]

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April 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Where to Stay and Eat in Stellenbosch

Where to Stay and Eat in Stellenbosch

I recently returned from another wonderful week in Stellenbosch and I’m all fired up to tell everyone I know about the new places I discovered and the old gems I revisited. If you’re looking for some inspiration to plan a weekend away or book a holiday, you’ll find ten great reasons to make Stellenbosch your […]

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April 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Sure, if you live in South Africa, chances are you’ve either been to Stellenbosch, or you’ll eventually get to Stellenbosch. It’s kind of a no-brainer, really. But maybe you’re sitting all the way in the UK, or the USA, or Germany, and the idea of flying thousands of kilometres to a small wine-farming town in […]

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April 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

While I’m on the subject of picnics, I wanted to tell you about the great winter picnic offering at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch . The farm recently re-launched, with some really stunning experiences and upgrades added to the historic property. There are coffee, tea, wine and olive oil-blending experiences, delicious picnics,  and the adorable […]

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December 22, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

I’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Melbourne this year, which is great because eight hours after Australia counts down to 2016, I’ll be able to celebrate again as South Africa heads into the new year. One year I was at a bar in Austria and we must have celebrated New Year’s about 6 times with […]

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December 7, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

It’s summertime and the winelands living is very easy. Think long days spent lounging in the sun, Cape Dutch heritage buildings as your backdrop, cold white wine flowing, a gorgeous picnic laid out in front of you. There’s almost nothing better I can think of. If you’ve been to winelands and had the whole “wine […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Klein DasBosch Wines

Klein DasBosch Wines

KleinDasBosch is a small (only 5 hectares) wine farm in Stellenbosch that is producing some really great wines. I recently tried their Maude’s Rose and Unwooded Chardonnay and I can’t wait to tell you about them.  You might not have heard about the Klein DasBosch brand before and that’s because they’ve mostly been exporting their small, […]

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