ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT EIKENDAL AND SURROUNDING AREA
Nearby activities for nature lovers
Eikendal Lodge combines the splendour of the Western Cape Winelands, with luxurious accommodation, guaranteed to delight discerning traveller. Situated on a working wine farm, offering spectacular surroundings, guests of Eikendal are spoilt for choice when it comes to local activities and attractions.
Our top 8 choices for those who love the South African countryside:
- Explore the Vineyards
Eikendal is known for its excellent quality wines, which include wonderful red and white varieties. Enjoy a guided cellar tour, and a comprehensive tasting of some of our signature wines in our stylishly appointed tasting room. Guests of Eikendal Lodge are also invited to be part of the fun and adventure that goes into producing a bottle of Eikendal’s finest whilst participating in the picking of the grapes. Enjoy the warm African sun and the cool Winelands breeze while being part of an integral, ancient process.
- Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
This reserve covers a total area of just a little over 145 square kilometres and is settled at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. The reserve is ideal for those that have a keen interest in the local flora, as well as for avid bird-watchers. It is home to a wonderful variety of avian species and will prove most rewarding for those who remember their binoculars.
- Hiking, Walking and Cycling Trails
There are a number of beautiful trails through the nearby mountains and nature reserves, including the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. These range from short, easy strolls to more challenging hikes that require skill and fitness to complete. The views from these trails are absolutely spectacular and promise lifelong memories and stunning photographs. Road cyclists can explore the Cape Winelands comfortably by bike, while mountain bikers will love venturing out in the mountains and vineyards for some exciting and scenic rides.
- Scenic Flights
The hum of the engines and the never-ending natural expanses make scenic flights over the Cape Winelands an absolute must. These formal tours showcase the breath-taking beauty of the area from a brand new perspective.
- Fly Fishing
The rivers surrounding Stellenbosch are brimming with a variety of exciting fish to keep avid fishermen busy for days. Relax on the banks and wait for bass, trout and kurper to nibble, or indulge in a fly fishing lesson, conducted by Flywaters’ professionals. They will assist in bait choice, techniques and plenty of fascinating information about the area.
- Stellenbosch Slow Market
market with over 100 producers, artisans, growers, makers and artisans and food makers. Saturdays from 09h00-14h00 rain or shine. We cover Proudly Produced locally -Foods which are grown, raised, harvested or transformed by the producers themselves. WE are at The Oude Libertas Stellenbosch Every Saturday, everybody welcome, free entry.
- Horse Riding
Enquire at Eikendal Lodge about several options for horse riding in the area. These are picturesque, and allow you to explore the area at a comfortable pace, while enjoying the serenity of interacting with one of these gentle, but powerful animals.
- Adventure Sports
Adrenalin junkies have plenty to look forward to during their stay at Eikendal Lodge. Not only is it tranquil and scenic, but there are also some stomach-lurching, heart-stopping activities just minutes away. These include paragliding, hang gliding, flying, rock climbing, canoeing, river rafting and kayaking.
Further activites recommended by us.