5 Not-to-be-missed Events in Stellenbosch

Posted on Mon September 1, 2014 in Stellenbosch Events.

Penelope’s Guesthouse is situated in Stellenbosch, a city renowned for its wine estates, Dutch-style architecture, history, arts and crafts as well numerous markets. Although the city is known for its tranquil ambience, it hosts a number of events- ranging from wine tastings to sports and arts expos, throughout the year. Penelope’s allows you to enjoy Stellenbosch’s events while staying in the lap of luxury. To whet your appetite, let’s start with five.

For the Foody: SA Cheese Festival

The South Africa Cheese Festival is a celebration the best cheeses and deli products the country has to offer. The festival which has been running since 2002, combines wine tastings, dairy products and gourmet gurus to create to create a pleasant atmosphere throughout the town.

For the wine connoisseur: Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Think thousands of wine enthusiasts and more than 70 delegates from wine estates in one place celebrating their love for vino, and you have Stellenbosch Wine Festival. Hosted in Stellenbosch Wine Route which houses over 140 wine farms, the ten-day festival has offers a historical journey through some of the best wines estate in the world, excellent wine tastings and great food.

For the film lover: Cape Winelands Film Festival

Recognised as one of the best film festival in the world, this festival showcases over 150 feature films documentaries and short films. Fans of the silver screen are treated to a feast art, music and culture through film under the Stellenbosch skies.

For the Poet: Woordfees

Woordfees is celebration of the Afrikaans language through poetry, film and music. With a wide variety of themes, the event invites Afrikaans authors, music and ‘taal minaars’ to share their love for ‘the word’.

For the Adventurous: Die Burger Mountain Bike Challenge

Join more 4000 mountain biking enthusiasts as they ride through the picturesque town of Stellenbosch and surrounding areas. With kiddies entertainment events and exhilarating routes for experienced riders, The Die Burger Mountain Bike Challenge has something for everyone.