Things to Do and Places to Eat

 

Restaurants
(* = our favourites)

Name

Location

Activities

Prices

Distance
(from Stellenbosch)

Contact number

 

Gino’s (Good pizza)

De Kelder, 63 Dorp Street

Informal atmosphere

Low- to mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 9786

*

Basic Bistro (Bistro food)

31 Church Street

Café vibe

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 881 3441

 

Helena’s Restaurant

33 Church Street,

Formal atmosphere

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 883 8207

*

Oppie Dorp

137 Dorp Street

Gourmet food with SAcan elements

Mid- to upper-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 883 3889

 

Java Café (Bistro food)

25 Church Street

Café vibe

Low- to mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 6261

 

Simply Asia (Noodle bar)

54 Dorp Street

Informal atmosphere

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 886 7382

 

Arizona Spur Steak Ranch

Eikestad Mall, 43 Andringa Street

Family restaurant

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 886 451

 

Panarotti’s Pizza & Pasta

Eikestad Mall, 43 Andringa Street

Family restaurant

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 882 8378

*

Hudsons Burger Joint (Best burgers in town)

77 Dorp Street

Informal atmosphere

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 2052

*

De Warenmarkt (Coffee, sweets, beer)

16 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch

Market-style stalls with a barnyard feel

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

N/A

*

Häzz Coffee Shop (greeeat coffee)

32 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch

Wifi café

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 882 9976

 

Meraki (Bistro food)

38 Ryneveld Street

Café vibe

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 7703

*

Taste Bud Eatery (Bistro food; excellent lunch-time buffet)

44 Ryneveld Street

Café vibe

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 82 336 5863

 

Bukhara (Indian cuisine)

Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Formal atmosphere

Upper-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 882 9133

*

Asta la Pasta (Authentic Italian)

103 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

Informal atmosphere

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 7300

 

Col'Cacchio Pizzeria

Simonsplein Centre, Shop 29, 30 and 31, Plein Street

Informal atmosphere

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 886 7088

 

Craft Wheat & Hops (Range of beer from local micro-breweries)

Shop No.1, Oude Hoek Building, Andringa Street

Bar vibe

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 882 8069

 

Thai café (Thai & noodle bar)

Simonsplein Centre, 20 Plein Street

Informal atmosphere

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 886 7000

 

Gino’s (Good pizza)

De Kelder, 63 Dorp Street

Informal atmosphere

Low- to mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 9786

*

Basic Bistro (Bistro food)

31 Church Street

Café vibe

Mid-range

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 881 3441

*

The Thirsty Scarecrow (Milkshakes & craft beer on tap (imported & local; great views) (Close to the Root44 market & Mooiberge padstal)

Corner R44 and Annandale Road, Mooiberge, Stellenbosch

Pub vibe

Mid-range

9 km

+27 21 881 3444

 

La Romantica (Italian)

Paradyskloof Centre Cnr R44 & Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch

Family restaurant & sports bar

Mid-range

4.4 km

+27 21 880 0601

 

Sansibar @ Asara (Mainly gourmet pizza)

Asara Wine Estate, Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch

Classy atmosphere; great views

Mid-range

6.4 km

+27 21 888 8050

*

Restaurant Barrique (Great meat dishes)

Vredenheim Estate, R310, Stellenbosch

Cosy, classy-rustic vibe

Mid- to upper-range

6.9 km

+27 21 881 3001

 

Overture

Hidden Valley Wines, Annandale road, Stellenbosch

Formal atmosphere

Upper-range

13.2 km

+27 21 880 272

 

Mzoli’s Place (Open-air shack barbeque)

Gugulethu, Cape Town

Informal atmosphere

Mid-range

35.7 km

+27 21 638 1355

 

Wine Farms, Breweries & Distilleries

Lanzerac Wine Estate

1 Lanzerac Road, Jonkershoek

Wine & chocolate pairing

R65-R110/person

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 1132

 

Tokara

Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch

Wine, brandy & olive oils sales ,art gallery, restaurant, deli

 

6km

+27 21 885 2550

 

Van Ryn's Distillery

Van Ryn Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch

Brandy, coffee & chocolate pairing, brandy & dessert pairing, distillery tours

Chocolate pairing: R60/person

8.3 km

+27 21 881 3875

 

Waterford Wine Estate

Blaauwklippen Road, Helderberg, Stellenbosch

Wine & chocolate pairing, reserve vintage tasting, wine drive safari,

Chocolate pairing: R55-R200/person Wine drive safari: R550/person

8.8 km

+27 21 880 5300

 

Rust en Vrede

Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

Formal atmosphere

Wine tasting & restaurant

12 km

+27 21 881 3757

 

Jordan Restaurant

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch

Formal atmosphere

Wine tasting & restaurant

12 km

+27 21 881 3441

 

Triggerfish Brewery

9, De Beers Avenue, Somerset West

Brewery tours, restaurant, beer sales

 

21 km

+27 21 851 5861

 

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Franschoek, Stellenbosch

Vineyard tours, restaurant, wine tasting

+/- R550/person

29.7 km

+27 21 300 0338

 

Beyerskloof

Koelenhof Street, R304,Stellenbosch

Laid back atmosphere

Wine tasting, light lunches

6.1 km

+27 21 865 2135

 

Warwick Wine Estate

R44, Stellenbosch

Wine tasting, lunches

Gourmet picnics

11.8 km

+27 21 884 4410

 

Rustenberg Wine Estate

Rustenberg Road, Idas Valey.

Stellenbosch

Wine tasting and sales

   

+27 21 809 1200

 

Delaire Graff Estate

Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch

Formal atmosphere

High-end lodge, gourmet dining, wine tasting and spa

7.3 km

+27 21 885 8160

(visit the Stellenbosch Wine Routes website at http://www.wineroute.co.za/ or visit their offices at 47 Church street, for information about wine in the Stellenbosch area)

Markets (Please Note: Markets have specific operating hours and days)

Stellenbosch Slowmarket

Oude Libertas, Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch

Local food, wine & design

Free Entry

3km

+27 21 886 8514

 

Root44 Market

Audacia Wines, R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

Local fresh produce & art market

Free Entry

8.7 km

+27 21 881 3052

 

Spier Werf market

R310 Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch

Farmers market, craft cocktails & wine bar

Free Entry

9.2 km

+27 21 809 1100

 

V&A Market on the Wharf/ Food Market

Dock Road, Cape Town

Local fresh produce market

Free Entry

54.8 km

+27 21 408 7600

 

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Cape Town

Shopping mall

Free Entry

54.8 km

N/A

 

Mariner’s Wharf Fish Market

Harbour Road, Cape Town

Smoked fish & deli

Free Entry

64.9 km

+27 21 790 1100

 

Bay Harbour Market

31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Fish factory in a working harbour

Free Entry

66 km

+27 83 275 5586

 

The Old Biscuit Mill Market

375, Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Restaurants, fresh produce and food, clothing/jewellery boutiques, designers, and arts and crafts

Free entry

47.3 km

N/A

 

Arts & Culture

The Rupert Museum

Stellentia Road, Stellenbosch

The museum showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert.

R10/children & pensioners R20/adult

2km

+27 21 888 3344

 

De Oude Libertas Art Gallery

Adam Tas Road, Onderpapegaaiberg, Stellenbosch

Art exhibitions

Free Entry

4km

+27 21 809 7463

 

Village Museum

18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch

Restored house museum with guides dressed in period costumes providing explanations on the history of Stellenbosch

R30.00/adult R5.00/scholar

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 887 2948

 

Drostdy Teater

1st Floor, 48 Alexander Road, Stellenbosch

South African performances

R120/person

Stellenbosch Central

+27 71 931 9954

 

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Movie experience overlooking Table Mountain

Entry: R90 Blanket: R10 Chair: R20

53.4 km

+27 71 471 8728

 

Robben Island Museum

Robben Island, Cape Town

 

9km (5.5mi) offshore from Cape Town

Island tour of the prison grounds where Nelson Mandela and other South African political fighters were imprisoned

R300/ticket

58.3 km

+27 21 409 5100

 

Night Life

Balboa Balcony Bar

18A Andringa Street, Stellenbosch

Upmarket bar

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 886 7110

 

The Trumpet Tree

59 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch

Bar and restaurant

Stellenbosch Central

+27 883 8379

 

Bartinney Wine & Champagne Bar

5 Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Wine & champagne bar

Stellenbosch Central

+27 71 250 5814

 

The Happy Oak

62 Andringa Street

University pub atmosphere

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 8829672

 

Long Street/Bree Street (Cape Town)

Long Street, Cape Town Bree Street, Cape Town

Restaurants, bars, clubs & pubs

51.5km

N/A

 

Camps Bay beach-front bars

Victoria Road, Cape Town

Cocktail bars, restaurants & clubs

57km

N/A

 

The Secret Gin Bar

Corner of Bree and Whale Street, Cape Town

Gin bar

51.5km

+27 606 066014

 

The Stack

Leinster Hall, Veltevrede Street, Cape Town

Upmarket restaurant and bar

47km

+27 21 286 0187

 

Craft Wheat & Hops

16 Andringa Street, Stellenbosch

Craft beer & cocktail bar

Stellenbosch Central

+27 21 882 8069

 

Essentials
(Stellenbosch Central)

Name

Location

Type

Operating Hours

 

Pick n Pay

51 Stellenbosch Square, Strand Road, Stellenbosch

Supermarket

08:00 – 20h00 (Mon - Sat)

09:00 – 17:00 (Sun)

 

Click’s

Eikestad Mall, Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Health & Hygiene Supermarket

08:30 – 18:00 (Mon – Fri)

08:00 – 18:00 (Sat)

09:00 – 14:00 (Sun)

 

Spar

Corner Cluver Avenue & Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch

Supermarket

07h00 - 21h00 (Mon-Fri) 07h00 - 21h00 (Sat). 07h00 - 21h00 (Sun)

 

Checker’s

Eikestad Mall, Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Supermarket

09:00 – 18:00 (Mon-Sat)

09:00 – 14:00 (Sun)

 

Stelkor Pharmacy

34 Piet Retief Street, Stellenbosch

Pharmacy

07:30 – 21:00 (Mon–Fri)

09:00 – 19:00 (Sat–Sun)

 

Fast foods Outlets
(Stellenbosch Central)

Name

Speciality

Location

 

Burger King

Burgers

Bird Street, Drostdy Complex, Stellenbosch

 

KFC

Fried Chicken

Bird Street, Drostdy Complex, Stellenbosch

 

McDonalds

Burgers

Merriman Avenue, Stellenbosch

 

Zebro’s Braaied Chicken

Grilled Chicken

Drosdyhoff Centre, Bird Street, Stellenbosch

 

Nacional Fisheries

Fried Fish

Bird Street, Stellenbosch

 

Roman’s Pizza

Pizza

Christ Church, 26 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch