Stellenbosch is one of the oldest towns in the country. Most visitors come for the wine and there is large number of award-winning estates situated in the district. Stellenbosch is also home to a variety of art galleries shops, museums, restaurants, pubs, taverns and coffee shops.
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Stellenbosch is the second-oldest, most scenic and historically preserved town in South Africa. There is a small-town atmosphere and locals enjoy a leisurely lifestyle. It’s sometimes easy to forget this lazy little gem is no more than half an hour’s drive from the multicultural buzz of Cape Town.
The Stellenbosch Winelands are regarded to be among the best in the world. Holidaymakers can enjoy wine-tasting at one of many unique wine estates. The mild weather is perfect for wine-growing and the region boasts with many international awards. Brandy is also distilled in many cellars throughout the Winelands.
Art-lovers will be spoilt for choice with the variety of art galleries around and if you are a shopaholic, you will find some wonderful boutiques waiting for you. This town is also great for souvenir shopping and you will definitely be fascinated by the old Cape Dutch architecture. Dorp Street boasts with the longest row of historical buildings in South Africa.
Enjoy a stroll through one of the vineyards or hike along a mountain trail and at the end of your day, relax at one of the many health resorts and spas situated in the town. When it comes to nightlife there is plenty on offer from restaurants, to trendy cocktail lounges to bars with live music. There is truly something for everyone and the breath-taking scenery, charming vineyards, green mountains and lovely orchards offer outstanding photo opportunities.
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- Adventure biking
- Animal sanctuaries
- Hot air ballooning
- Bird watching
- Canoe trails
- Cycle trails
- Game reserves
- Hiking & walking trails
- Historical buildings
- Horse trails
- Off-road trails
- Recreational fishing
From November until February, Stellenbosch is crowded with tourists sightseeing and relaxing, however the best time to visit is definitely in summer, when the flowers are blossoming in full force and the summer breeze keeps you cool. The temperatures can reach over 30 degrees C in Stellenbosch during summer time, so make sure you spend at least one day on the beach.
- A vibrant atmosphere
- University town
- Busy nightlife