Stellenbosch is located an easy 30 miles from Cape Town, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. As part of the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch is home to many wineries and attracts many visitors. Whether you come for the wine, hiking trails, restaurants and markets, or museums and galleries, your trip to Stellenbosch is sure to be a memorable part of your South Africa vacation. No matter what your tastes and budget may be, there will be numerous Stellenbosch hotels to choose from, offering comfort, convenience, and an inviting atmosphere.
One hotel in Stellenbosch to consider is the d'Ouwe Werf Hotel (pictured). This hotel was established in 1802 and is South Africa's oldest hotel. There are 32 en-suite guest rooms as well as six self-catering apartments. All of these include satellite TV, air-conditioning, bathroom amenities, high-speed internet access, a telephone, a work desk with lamp, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. During the day, take a tour of one of the 106 local wine cellars, and then take a quick dip in the heated swimming pool before heading to the on-site restaurant for excellent dining. The hotel also offers special greens fees for numerous golf courses nearby.
Another choice for Stellenbosch accommodation is the Stellenbosch Lodge Country Hotel. This four-star hotel features 53 en-suite guestrooms with views of the vineyards and mountains. The Stellenbosch Lodge Country Hotel has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, a TV room/lounge, a reading lounge, a beauty salon, a private garden and patio, secure parking, laundry facilities, and air-conditioning. There is also a 24-hour reception desk, room service, a tourist information desk, and airport shuttle service. If you want to relax after a long day of hiking, sink into the comfortable couches and easy chairs in the reading lounge, take a swim in the heated pool, or enjoy an on-site massage. The Stellenbosch Lodge Country Hotel is a great jumping off point for exploring the Stellenbosch region.
Another of the excellent Stellenbosch hotels is the Asara Wine Estate & Hotel. Opened in 2008, this five-star luxury hotel feature 37 stylish rooms with views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards. Deluxe rooms feature a private balcony or terrace, an en-suite bathroom, a stocked mini bar, satellite television, an electronic safe, a hairdryer, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Several fine dining options are possible here, from the main restaurant and exclusive fine dining section to a less formal bistro and tapas bar, as well as the cocktail and whiskey lounge. You can also pop into the hotel's deli and confectionary shop throughout the day. This choice for Stellenbosch accommodation also is a good fit for those travelers who are planning special events, whether it is a conference, wedding, or honeymoon. The helpful staff is happy to arrange airport transfers, car rentals, taxi service, and massage therapy.
Be sure to research vacation packages at these and other Stellenbosch hotels, which can help you save money on your vacation. Whether you want a historic hotel, four-star lodge, or five-star luxury option, there is suitable Stellenbosch accommodation to fit your needs and enhance your trip. The Winelands are a stunning part of South Africa and well worth including on any vacation to the country.