About Stellenbosch

Ryneveld Country Lodge is situated in the historic town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the beautiful and world famous Cape winelands. The Winelands region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer.

The Winelands region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer. A 40-minute drive from Cape Town brings you to this area where splendid mountains form a dramatic backdrop to lush vineyards and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads steeped in history where you can experience the hospitality and beauty of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, and Franschhoek.


Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and developed from a colony of settlers to whom land had been granted on the on the banks of the Eerste River. Since the founding of Stellenbosch in 1679, it has become synonymous with high quality award winning table wines.

The cellars of the Wine Route are situated along the four main roads leading to Stellenbosch and most of them offer tours as well as lunches in their shaded gardens or restaurants together with a bottle of wine of your choice.

Stellenbosch is also home to Stellenbosch University whose graduates boast that most of the country's Prime Ministers and many of its greatest rugby players were educated there.

What to do in Stellenbosch

Things to do while in Stellenbosch

Wine Tour - Book your wine tour with a guide. Get the informative tour while tasting some of the best wine in the world. 

Bites and Sites tour - This is a walking tour that takes you around the center of Stellenbosch. Showing you some of the beautiful architecture and taste some of the traditional South African cuisine. 

Botanical gardens - Visit the well kept secret in Stellenbosch and relax at the coffee shop in the middle of these beautiful gardens. 

All these and much more...