The scenic surroundings and mild weather are conducive to both indoor and outdoor activities, making it a popular sporting destination for young and old, the adventurer and the outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor sports lovers are spoilt for choice as mountain bike and running trails meander through fynbos, mountains and vineyards. Mountains, hills, valleys, forests and streams offer unequalled opportunities for both the outdoor and adventure enthusiast. Winter will offer tumbling waterfalls and bubbling streams, while summer will offer hot sunny days and dry heat.
Whether you take a morning walk or afternoon stroll, you’ll find a huge variety of cafés, coffee shops and small restaurants lining the streets in the town centre. There are more than 200 restaurants offering the most basic dishes to over-the-top and 5-star dining experiences, set both in the town and on many of the wine farms. A special aura abounds within restaurants housed in Cape Dutch buildings, while those with ultra-modern interiors reflect the diversity that is dining in Stellenbosch. Fine dining restaurants, laid-back bistros, coffee shops, sidewalk cafés and fast food outlets abound and offer traditional Cape cuisine and South African specialities, to the most exotic international cuisine. Stellenbosch restaurants were once again awarded Top 10 status in the Eat Out Restaurant Awards. Stellenbosch lies ensconced in the Jonkershoek Valley and is surrounded by towering mountains and vineyards, making any dining experience memorable.