A mere 15 minutes from SomerZicht, Stellenbosch is a sought after destination: it offers beautiful heritage buildings and authentic Cape Dutch Architecture, lively streets to explore, a vibrant café culture, plenty of interesting events, superb cuisine and to top it all off, world class vineyards and wine.
With the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges as backdrop, the beautiful Helderberg region offers a wonderful combination of nature, vineyards and beaches.
For those who love the great outdoors, the Helderberg Nature Reserve is a must. Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, with breathtaking views of False Bay, the reserve is home to a spectacular array of plant and bird life. There are various hiking trails and it is also the ideal spot for a relaxed picnic while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
If you feel the urge to swim or surf, the Helderberg region has two fantastic beach areas – Gordon’s Bay and the Strand. There is also a range of adventure activities on offer in the area, including a surf school and paragliding.
Don’t miss out on one of the most spectacular coastal routes in South Africa from Gordon’s Bay via Rooi Els all the way to Hermanus… and as a bonus, enjoy whale viewing from June to December.