Savour Stellenbosch this winter

2014-07-18 15:47

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Cape Town - Stellenbosch’s Come Sit, Stay & Savour winter programme invites locals to swap their winter hibernation for a sensory sojourn in the vibrant City of Oaks.

Whether you are looking for a romantic mid-week escape or a weekend breakaway with the kids - travellers are being invited to immerse themselves in ultimate “bucket list” encounters until the end of September. 

As an initiative run by Stellenbosch 360 and Stellenbosch Wine Routes as part of the Stellenbosch Experience tourism marketing campaign – expect to indulge in the best of Stellenbosch’s warm hospitality.

Think waking up on a historic wine farm like Lanzerac, lunch at a busy sidewalk café, followed by an art experience or a little more adventurous cycle through the vineyards, all perfectly complemented by dinner at an award-winning local restaurant.

The Stellenbosch’s Come Sit, Stay & Savour winter programme has three tiers of value-added packages available, ranging from budget-friendly, to top end stay-and-play experiences that encapsulate the bustling pulse, unique cultural mix and multifaceted offerings of this vibrant town. 

As a these packages are fuelled with value for money leisure activities in and around South Africa’s Food and Wine Capital, guests can opt to extend their stay or add more activities to their ultimate “bucket list” for their own account, all at a reduced rate.

“Stellenbosch is a world-class, one ofa kind destination worth much more than just a day trip or a wine tasting. With these packages visitors can experience the beauty, bounty and best of this wine tourism hotspot, without breaking the bank,"said Annareth Bolton, CEO of the country’s first and foremost wine route. 

"It is also the perfect base from where to explore surrounding regions like Cape Town or the spectacular coast-line, all within an easy 30 – 45 minutes drive. Even though our vines are now having their well-earned sleep after the harvest, our town is alive and buzzing with things to do, see and savour… some of which are completely for mahala.” 

One such free attraction, which lures one to linger longer in the company of Stellenbosch and its interesting locals, is the town’s latest Come Sit outdoor sculpture exhibition – a project of the Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust (SOST).

Blending function and form, it consists of 24 minimalist concrete benches that have been placed in strategic locations around the centre of town and transformed into functional artworks of high aesthetic value, using various mediums and techniques.
From as little as R1 200 per person, one can Come Sit, Stay & Savour Stellenbosch, which includes two nights’ accommodation, dinner, lunch and two activities selected from a “bucket list” of authentic Stellenbosch experiences.

Premium packages are available from R2 800 per person, which include a royal two-night stay at a five-star hotel, dinner at an award-winning restaurant, lunch and two timeout indulgences like a spa treatment or a virtual wine tasting.

To make the most of the Come Sit, Stay & Savour Stellenbosch three-tiered, value-added packages on offer until the end of September visit  or contact  Tel: +27(21) 887-2920.

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