To see and do
Besigheim is centrally situated, close to town and mayor access roads and on the doorstep of many exiting experiences and adventures.
WINE ROUTE AND RESTAURANTS
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is world famous and offers an unique experience in terms of fine wine tasting, cuisine and lovely architecture, landscaped gardens and splendid views.
Stellenbosch offers some of South Africa’s finest dining opportunities. The restaurants on wine estates like Rust en Vrede, Delaire-Graff, Jordan, Hidden Valley, Guardian Peak, Lanzerac and Kleine Zalze rank amongst the best in South Africa.
Top restaurants like Volkskombuis are within walking distance of Besigheim, and in the centre of town one finds a huge variety of formal and informal restaurants.
ART AND CULTURE
As second oldest town in SA Stellenbosch is famous for its cultural heritage and active cultural life. We have a huge variety of museums and art galleries, theatres and a world class conservertoire. Guided historical and architectural tours are popular and most interesting.
EAGLE ENCOUTER STELLENBOSCH
A visit to the Eagle Encounter at the Spier Wine Estate is a fascinating and never-to-be-forgotten experience. Hank and Tracy Chalmers have been running the Eagle Encounter since it started 4 years ago. Having been brought up by a father who himself was a falconer, Hank has over 30 years experience in working with birds of prey. His wife, Tracy, has been devoted to eagles and other raptors for over 13 years. The Eagle Encounter seeks to rehabilitate birds of prey, including eagles, owls, kestrels, kites and goshawks that have been injured, poisoned, shot or hit by cars. Wherever possible the rehabilitated birds are reintroduced back into the wild. While these big birds are being healed, they are using the Eagle Encounter to educate the public concerning these amazing creatures.
STELLENBOSCH, DE ZALZE AND DEVONVALE GOLF ESTATES
With some holes bordering the vineyards, large trees framing the holes and surrounded by mountain slopes under vine, this is a parkland layout that is a delight to play. Stellenbosch Golf Club has already celebrated its centenary, but it was only in 1953 that it grew from a 9-hole course into 18 holes. It has a championship layout that has hosted many prestigious tournaments in the past. Amongst others, the South African Open and South African Masters were hosted at this picturesque 18-hole layout. The 1999 SA Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club proved to be one of the toughest Opens in the last decade. Only 5 minutes' drive from Besigheim.
Besigheim is only 3 km from Stellenbosch Golf Course, a bit further away from De Zalze Golf Estate and also within easy reach of Somerset West, Strand, Erinvale, Devonvale, Kuils River and Boschenmeer Golf courses and estates.
The famous Coetzenburg sports facilities of Stellenbosch University are 3 km away, and we have a variety of hiking and cycling trails in and around Stellenbosch, e g in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.
Stellenbosch has a Centre for Biokinetics and a variety of fitness gymnasiums.
The top quality Die Boord Superspar with a cafeteria and freshly prepared meals and a convenient shopping centre are only 400 meters away from Besigheim.
In the centre of town Stellenbosch offers a variety of interesting shops, with quality art and crafts, souvenirs and boutique clothing.
The Oude Libertas Market, as well as the Blaauwklippen and Route 44 markets offer a pleasant stroll amongst fine fresh produce, food and crafts.