Celebrate Dad with a long weekend in Stellenbosch

Posted on Mon June 5, 2017.

Father’s Day gifts are always great, but nothing says you care quite like spending some special quality time with Dad. Come and celebrate him with a long weekend in Stellenbosch and create memories to last a lifetime.

There’s something about winter in Stellenbosch that is so special. The wineries invite you to enjoy a glass of wine next to the crackling fire, the mountain bike trails are ready for adventure and the award-winning restaurants offer delicious and hearty fare. It is the perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day. And Bonne Esperance Guest House is just waiting to welcome you and your family and make your dad feel like a king.

We offer a 25% discount on our winter rate if you book for 3 nights or more for the June long weekend. Book now Please read below for our hand-picked activities to fill your weekend with fun and adventure.

Celebrate your dad this Father’s Day at Bonne Esperance Guest House. He deserves it!

Dining In The Town Centre

Our perfect location offers guests the priveledge to walk to al the incredible restaurants in the city center. Oppiedorp is firm favourite amongst our guests. They offer great value for money and service with a relaxed ambience. The perfect place to take the whole family. Fat Butcher is a mere 3 minute walk. The upmarket restaurant serves the best steak in Stellebosch! Although Fat Butcher is best known for their grill options, they also offer a variety of dishes like a Porcini Risotto and Limoncello Calamari.

Last but not least is Jardine. The celebrated chef of Jordan Restaurant, George Jardine, opened his dream restaurant in Stellenbosch. Billed as a fine-dining venue, the only visible fine-dining touches are the white table cloths – and of course the seasonally inspired, assured food with its characteristic George touches. We recommend that you make a reservation at these restaurants.

Wine Tasting

The Stellenbosch wine route is the oldest in the country and represents numerous wineries. It is divided into a number of sub-routes to make it easier to explore, namely: Stellenbosch Valley, Helderberg, Greater Simonsberg, Stellenbosch Berg and Bottelary Hills. The route is home to 23 Platter's Five Star Wines. The are a variety of ways to travel around. Vine hopper is the most popular option amongst our guests. The hop on, hop off service has 3 routes to choose from and operates from Monday to Saturday. Afrivista is another popular option. The guided tour is more personal and informative option. It includes private cellar tours and cheese tastings. They operate 7 days a week. Uber is also becoming a very popular option amongst the guests as it gives you more freedom of movement and it's the perfect option if you only want to visit a few farms.

Sunday Lunch in the Winelands

The greater Stellenbosch area has a variety of award winning restaurants. A lazy Sunday lunch is the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day. There are a whole host of restaurants surrounding with amazing views that offering incredible Sunday lunches at reasonable prices. Here are a few of our favourites.

Guardian Peak offers a variety of mouthwatering bistro-style dishes on their a la carte menu. They are best known for their prime quality steaks and offers great value for money. Mont Marie is another popular option amongst our guests. Our management team rates this eatery as one of the best in Stellenbosch. If you are looking for food and wine paring look no further than Clos Malverne. Although the a la carte menu is offers a variety of dishes, the food and wine pairing menu remains most popular and great value for money. We recommend that you make a reservation at these restaurants.