Our Top 5: Best Adventure Activities in Stellenbosch

Posted by Daniella on Fri February 9, 2024 in OUR TOP 5, Family Fun in Stellenbosch, and Nature Lover.

Stellenbosch is the place to be for all adventure lovers. Our town might be well-known for its food and wine, but don't underestimate our provision for fun. We want you to experience everything adventurous Stellenbosch has to offer - so here are our top 5 picks for fun and adventurous activities to do during your stay in Stellenbosch!

1. E-bike Adventures

Want to see the beautiful sights and scenery of Stellenbosch, while also enjoying a bit of adventure? E-biking is just for you! Take a half-day guided trip with Adventure Shop, where you and your family or friends can cycle from Stellenbosch to Boschendal Wine estate through a scenic valley in the Winelands. You and your guide will ride along the Stellenbosch Trail-Fund mountain bike trails, all the way through town and then up into the Banhoek Conservancy trails to Boschendal. Throughout your ride, you will be given insights into the various areas you travel through. Once you're done, you can relax - a bus will transport you back to Stellenbosch.

2. Scootours

Embark on an exhilarating family-friendly adventure, where you can glide through scenic trails between the vineyards on some mountain scooters! Unleash your sense of adventure as you ride through the mountain trails and enjoy the nature and picturesque views of Stellenbosch. This fun activity is suitable for both adults and children alike.

3. Jonkershoek Hike & Waterfalls

The Jonkershoek Waterfalls trail is one of the Western Cape's most beloved hiking trails. This hiking trail is situated in the Jonkershoek Mountain Reserve, which forms part of a World Heritage Site. The trails in the reserve offer breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys, as well as serene waterfalls and natural waterholes to cool down in after your hike. This trail is perfect to add to your Stellenbosch adventure bucket-list!

4. Acrobranch Treetop Adventures

Acrobranch is situated in the historic Muldersvlei area at Klein Joostenberg farm and winery. Discover your inner-Tarzan with their tree-top courses, suitable for both old and young alike! With different courses to suit any age group, Acrobranch is the perfect place to enjoy some fun and adventure with friends and family. And once you have made your way through the variety of obstacles, why not go for a “Big Zip” on the giant Zipline that is suspended 12m from the ground and 120m long!

5. Quad Biking

The quad bike trail at Morgenhof Estate is a must for your visit to Stellenbosch. The trail is easy to to moderate and your tour guide will ensure top-tier safety and a truly unforgettable experience quad biking around the beautiful Stellenbosch. The children's quad biking experience consists of 20 laps. This is the perfect activity for a fun-seeking family!