Stellenbosch Visitor's Guide

Where to go? What to do? In this series of carefully researched articles, we give you the inside track to Stellenbosch. Art galleries, museums, cafes, mountain bike routes and races. More will be added soon.

A Day Trip to Cape Town

Posted on Wed July 31, 2019.

When you visit Cape Town, history is never far from your grasp. Culture lingers in the air, and the South Easter blows in the culture that shaped the Rainbow People. Stroll around old downtown and it's impossible not to be affected by the trials and tribulations of the struggle, but make sure to look up at Table Mountain to remember the beauty that came from it all.

It would be impossible to do all of the activities and visit all the sights in Cape Town in 1 day, but here is a list of 10 things we suggest you go do while staying at Mont Angelis. Whether you decide to fit in a few of these in one day, or just one at a time, just make sure you visit the Mother City, voted “The Best City in the World” for a few years in a row!

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Mont Angelis* Guide to Adventures and Activities in and Around Stellenbosch

Posted on Sat June 1, 2019.

You won't believe how many activities are available in and around Stellenbosch.

Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it. The Cape Winelands has many opportunities to make most of those dreams come true. Grab a partner, pack a bag and create memories; stay in luxury accommodation and enjoy adventure moments that will turn you into a true storyteller.

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Mont Angelis* Visitor's Guide to Stellenbosch Golf Courses

Posted on Fri May 31, 2019.

Arnold Palmer, one of Golf’s Greatest Legends said the following: “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented”

If you find yourself in the Cape Winelands looking to play the “greatest game”, here are 6 of the best Golf Courses where you can enjoy not only the game, but also the breath-taking surroundings.
Mont Angelis’ guests are lucky to be surrounded by some of the best golf courses in South Africa. All within 50km from our doorstep!

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Mont Angelis* Art Guide for Stellenbosch

Posted on Tue May 21, 2019.

Stellenbosch has art galleries to satisfy all visitors whether they are art connoisseurs or just those who want to see art by local artists through South African history. Themes cover the South African landscape, indigenous people, social commentary and everyday life. Artists on display include Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Walter Batiss, William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Trevor Makhoba, Louis Makubela, Alexis Preller and many more.
So to all the art lovers out there, here are a few noteworthy stops to remember when planning your next gallery hopping mission.

Dorp Street is a good starting point.

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Mont Angelis* Mountain Bike Guide for Stellenbosch and Surrounds

Posted on Sun May 19, 2019.

Stellenbosch is a mountain bike Mekka. There are lots of single trails, but it is not that easy to find your way around. This guide is meant to give an overview of the most interesting trails. Some are easy to find and well-marked, but if you are new to the area, you'd be better off booking a professional guide or joining one of the many cycling groups. You'll find a list of the major Stellenbosch mountain bike races in the second section of this article.

Most of the time you will be riding on private land. Therefore, you are always expected to follow the rules of the trail. Stick to the trails. Don’t trespass. The trails are being built and maintained by private initiatives who at the same time try to keep the landowners happy. Most will require a permit. If you don't buy one, you'll risk losing karma points or being banned as a rogue rider.

The good news is that you can ride the trails all-year, as long as you adapt to the conditions.

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Mont Angelis* Guide to Cafés in Stellenbosch

Posted on Wed May 15, 2019.

Coffee culture is BIG in Stellenbosch. It seems that besides wine, locals live mostly on coffee.

We introduce a few of our favourites and share with you what to expect and what crowd gathers there.

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