A s you enter Alluvia’s tree-lined driveway, it quickly becomes clear why this boutique winery has some of the best viewpoints in Stellenbosch. Lush greenery, majestic mountains, rolling vineyards carpeting the valley.
The picturesque 11 ha estate may be small in size, but what what it lacks in square footage, it makes up in natural beauty.
Here are our top 5 views that you have to see to believe:
1. Simonsberg Mountain Views
Without a doubt, one of the best viewpoints in Stellenbosch can be experienced from the top of Alluvia’s restaurant deck. It is from here that visitors can take in the sheer expanse of Simonsberg – a lush, jagged mountain range rising up into the sky. The 1399m high mountain looms over the Banhoek Valley and serves as a backdrop for gourmet meals and leisurely wine tastings, not to mention some pretty spectacular photos.
2. Heavenly Helshoogte Views
Helshoogte Pass, which loosely translates to Hells height in Afrikaans, is far more heaven than hell. A winding mountain pass that connects the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, the pass is renowned for having some of the best viewpoints in Stellenbosch, and indeed the world. Located along one of its highest points, Alluvia has privileged views that capture the full beauty of the Cape Winelands in one sweeping glance. For the full experience, make your way to the entrance, step over the road railings and feast your eyes on jaw-dropping vistas.
3. Banhoek Conservatory Views
Of all the scenic views at Alluvia, this may be the most magical one. Take a stroll along the dusty dirt road, pass rows of vineyards and take in views that tumble down the valley and stretch out towards the Banhoek Conservatory. The best time to go is near dusk for incredible sunsets, when the mountains turn shades of orange. Better yet, visit the estate in the winter months and if you’re lucky, the region will transform into a magical winter wonderland overnight.
4. Dreamy Dam Views
When it comes to unique viewpoints in Stellenbosch, Alluvia’s dam steals the show. The stunning combination of tranquil waters, majestic mountains and lush greenery will leave you inspired and enchanted, long before your first wine-tasting. Make your way to the jetty for a picnic feast under the umbrellas. Or simply walk along the banks and admire the vineyards carpeting the valley. With views as far as the eye can see, Alluvia’s dam will be etched in your memory.
5. Panoramic Pool Views
The list would not be complete without Alluvia’s panoramic swimming pool. There is something truly special about soaking up the scenery in a pool, cocktail in hand. Add sweeping views of the mountains, and you may just have the dip of your dreams.
When it comes to breathtaking viewpoints in Stellenbosch, Alluvia Boutique Winery is the destination you’ve been searching for. The wine estate packs a scenic punch in every square metre.
Book your stay and experience the scenic splendour for yourself: www.alluvia.co.za