March in Stellenbosch is nearing the end of the Summer season and the last chance to enjoy some of the fantastic summer sunshine around the Winelands. With that in mind we have some fantastic events in and around Stellenbosch to enjoy over the next month.
We all love a fresh start, a whole new year of possibilities and the chance to improve on previous endeavours. If you are in Stellenbosch during the last few months of summer, there is plenty of fun to be had. Why not soak up the hot summer sun and take your pick from some of these events taking place in and around Stellenbosch:
New Years is fast approaching and in our last post we gave you some of the best Christmas ideas to fill up your Christmas hamper while in Stellenbosch. If you are still around in the gorgeous town of Stellenbosch just one week later, there is plenty to do to celebrate the New Year’s in style!
It seems as if Christmas gets earlier and earlier each year? Or perhaps we get older and it springs up on us like a forgotten about exam. With a bit of planning and imagination, there are some great activities and things to do in Stellenbosch over the Christmas period. Just make sure to book and plan early as the town is very popular over the Christmas festive season. We have a couple of ideas for you:
As we enter the last two months of 2013, we can almost feel the dread amongst many of you as time seamlessly slips away form 2013! Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news but there is still a lot to see and do around Stellenbosch during this time, so you’ll just have to make provision in your diary to try them out!
Its spring time in the fairer Cape and that means the start of new things and blossoming flora. Stellenbosch comes alive with magical colours during this time as the town radiates fresh hue colours of light greens and stunning pinks and purples. Hopefully by now, most of rain has stopped in the Cape Winelands and we are met with fairer days and stunning sunshine. Here is a selection of some of the events in and around Stellenbosch during the start of the Spring Season in 2013:
Start August off with a bang by joining other runners at the Stellenbosch Farm Run! The route will start from Eikestad Primary School in Stellenbosch. All fitness levels are most welcome and distances are well suited to newcomers and families. Routes will cover the southern part of town and take you back along the Eerste River.
There is no denying it. Winter has hit the Cape Winelands and for many of us, that means entering some type of abridged hibernation. And well it may be a time for hot beverages, gas fires and moms- homemade soup, Stellenbosch continues to sprout with events sure to warm up your winter chills.
In the mood for cheese? Who isn’t! From the 26th to the 28th of April this year, Sandringham just outside of Stellenbosch will play host to one very cheesy festival. The event was named the 2012 best Trade and Consumer Exhibition for events 12 000m2 and larger. With the focus on all things cheese, it annually attracts more than 30 000 cheese fans from around the country.
Founded in 1679, Stellenbosch is not only renowned for its good wine, delicious food and academic brillianc but also played a major part in the history of South Africa. Dorp Street is lined with old buildings dating back to the 19th century, each holding its own interesting fact about Stellenbosch. Parking might be problem in Stellenbosch so it’s recommended to rather leave your car at the Guesthouse and walk into town. The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden on the corner of Van Riebeeck and Neethling Street is a hidden gem in the middle of this busy town. See glass houses filled with Tropical– Succulent- and Karoo flowers as well as a herb garden and koi fish pond. A light mid day snack can be enjoyed at the katjiepiering Restaurant.
14th December 2012, Posted in Things to do