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Hanlé Hill is a Stellenbosch (born and bred) local who enjoys sharing her integrate network of artists, studios, locations and gardens with curious cultural explorers. She offers customised tours, based on your interests, to places you are unlikely to find without insider knowledge.

about your guide

Your culture concierge is a Stellenbosch boeremeisie* who grew up on a local wine farm and enjoyed annual holidays along the West Coast and in the Karoo. This installed a love for nature and the splendour of its different seasons at a very young age.

Hanlé combines her passion for plants with her unique creative flair, providing a tour experience** with local insights. She’s happy to share her personal scrapbook of treasures with you.

*farm girl.

**CATHSSETA accredited Cultural Tour Guide in the Western Cape.

our tours

Grounded Signature Day Tours includes (amongst others) the Stellenbosch University Botanical Gardens; the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch; a historical wine farm at the foot of Simonsberg mountain with a beautiful garden situated next to a 1814 Cape Dutch homestead; an 11 circuit Chartres style labyrinth; an English style planted garden; one of the most scenic mountain passes in the country; Keith Kirsten’s amphitheatre garden and outdoor sculptures by some of the finest South African artists.

We’ll share a light lunch (with freshly picked produce from the garden) and pass through a charming village (an old mission station, rich in tradition) built on land given to freed slaves.

You might also see one of the country’s largest land art installations; enjoy a peaceful walk through an indigenous sculpture garden created by a South African bronze sculptor of international acclaim and enjoy a glass of wine from Vriesenhof, where Hanlé grew up and her love for nature and all things beautiful began…

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contact us

let us help you find the hidden gems

to discuss your customised tour please contact

hanle@groundedtours.co.za

or on mobile +27 72 386 8470

and follow her on instagram @hanlehill for a visual sneak peek of the endless possibilities.