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by: By Hazendal on: November 15, 2021

5 Unforgettable conference venues in Stellenbosch

One thing’s for sure - conference venues in Stellenbosch and surrounds are pretty amazing. It’s like the town knows it’s super pretty and that every company worth its salt wants to host a corporate event there!

One thing’s for sure - conference venues in Stellenbosch and surrounds are pretty amazing. It’s like the town knows it’s super pretty and that every company worth its salt wants to host a corporate event there!

Well, to be fair, Stellies probably does know it’s gorgeous. How could it not, with all those dramatic mountain ranges, picturesque gables and romantic cobblestones in the mix? It’s just, you know, *chef’s kiss*. 

So, if you’ve been wondering where to host your next conference, Stellenbosch comes highly recommended. Here are five fantastic venues in the vicinity of the unofficial capital of the Winelands to inspire your next corporate get-together: 

1. Hazendal

Hazendal Glasshouse-1

Hazendal is a fresh new face on the Stellenbosch conference circuit and has been making a name for itself in the best way possible. Conveniently situated in a lovely part of the Winelands that is also very accessible from Cape Town, the wine farm ticks all those must-have ‘conference on a wine farm’ boxes. 

There are a variety of venues on the estate that each offers something unique. This includes the Pavilion, Glasshouse, Avant-Garde & Wine Tasting Lounge and Grand Hall. 

In short, whether you need a small, snug venue to accommodate a few delegates for an afternoon or a large, expansive space with AV capabilities for an award show or full-on TED Talk, Hazendal can oblige. 

Hazendal also offers on-site accommodation in the form of the sensitively restored Homestead, a historical manor house that can accommodate five couples. Additionally, corporate teams can look forward to the assistance of a team of seasoned event planners, and exceptional catering that can be tailored to be inclusive of any and all dietary requirements. 

Best of all - there is a truly exceptional 3-par golf course and tech-forward driving range on the grounds. As such, golf activities can be included as team-building add-ons to conferences if preferred. 

2. Mont Fleur

Mont-Fleur-Conference-VenueImage source: Mont Fleur

Mont Fleur is tailor-made for small groups of conference-goers who require absolute privacy and have a penchant for a pretty setting. This intimate venue is located in the verdant midst of the Blaauwklippen Valley, which is renowned for its lovely fynbos and vineyard scenery.

If it's a mountainous retreat your company wants, this destination should be high on your list. The venue offers packages inclusive of accommodation and a conference room that opens up to let the outside in, with plenty of natural light. There is also a handy data projector and WiFi available throughout the venue. 

Want to add on some team-building experiences? Mont Fleur offers hiking, fynbos sundowners, wine tastings on nearby farms and potjie-making competitions as options. 

3. Cultivar Function Venue

napoleon_conference_room_at_cultivarImage source: Cultivar Guest Lodge

Cultivar Function Venue is another Stellenbosch conference venue that really makes the most of the striking environment in which it is situated. Located on the Bonniemile Road off the M12 near Stellenbosch, Cultivar is able to tailor a suitable package for everything from individual meetings to workshop and training occasions, conferences and more. 

The spacious Napoleon Room can seat up to 200 delegates, cinema-style, and opens up onto a balcony that overlooks the mountains. This is a great place to take a breather in between information sessions. The conference room also comes part and parcel with equipment such as a built-in projector, screen and flipcharts. 

Smaller meetings and conferences can be hosted in a less expansive downstairs reception area. Hotel rooms are also on offer for teams that want to stay over. 

4. Stellenbosch Hotel 

stellenboschhotelImage source: Stellenbosch Hotel

Stellenbosch Hotel is located quite literally in the heart of Stellenbosch. So if you prefer to be in the town itself, with access to all its wonderful shops, eateries and green spaces, this is a great conference venue to look at. The area is also steeped in that rare combination of historical wow-ness and modern-day bustle that Stellies is known for. 

The hotel offers full-day and half-day conference rates that can be adapted to the needs  of your group. This includes lunch at the on-site Stellenbosch Kitchen, tea/coffee breaks, mineral water, stationery, Wi-Fi, and conferencing necessities like a data projector and PA system. 

5. Landtscap

LandtscapImage source: Landtscap

Landtscap is a design-oriented space that overlooks an eco-conscious indigenous garden and plenty of striking Winelands scenery beyond. 

The venue is very easily accessible from the Mother City and offers plenty of on-site parking. Inside, the open-plan space is a blank canvas that can be transformed according to your vision and accommodates up to 200 delegates. 

There are a variety of packages on offer, which includes a standard and deluxe option. The latter includes a full two-course lunch and a few other delightful extras that will show your employees and/or delegates how much you appreciate their hard work and insights. 

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Now you know!  If you’re looking to go ahead and book Hazendal for your next conference venue then click here we’d love to see how we can help you. 



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