Stellenbosch Cycle

Stellenbosch Cycle

For an immersive experience, there is no better way to explore the rich history of Stellenbosch than on bicycle, taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant little student town, while enjoying a wine tasting en-route.  

Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa, located about 45 minutes from Cape Town, and surrounded by mountains of nature reserves and world reknowned wineries. Known as “Stellies” by the locals, the oak-lined streets are buzzing with student life, art galleries, café’s and of course, the famous University of Stellenbosch.  

Our starting point of our cycling tour is at Oom Samie Se Winkel (translating to Uncle Sammy’s shop), an institution in Stellenbosch and a must-visit location to all visitors, selling all sorts of quirky things, from antique items, to typical South African snacks and sweets. 

Riding through the secluded lanes, alongside the Eerste River (translating to First River), Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture can be seen en-route along some historical buildings of importance. A quick stop at the Danie Craven statue, one of South Africa’s best-known rugby players and coaches, nicknamed “Doc Craven” and “Mr Rugby”, with his trusty dog called “Bliksem” and we continue towards Lanzerac Wine Estate.  

Passing through beautiful residential areas, we arrive at the 329 year old Lanzerac Wine Estate, not only a winery, but also a 5-star hotel and wellness retreat. Located at the foothills of the Jonkershoek Valley, Lanzerac Wine Estate a historic landmark and rich in Cape heritage. Lanzerac’s Heritage range includes limited release flagship wines, of which the Pionier Pinotage is our absolute favourite.

The Cape Winelands has so much more to offer than the norm, on your next visit consider this bicycle adventure.