The heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch is
a place of great beauty and culture that's steeped in South African
tradition. The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably
the country's most famous, and the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin area
includes 106 cellars - most of which are open to the public. Enjoy
a long day's wine tasting, and wine buying and you'll sip more than
our great South African wines - you'll taste our South African way
The heart of the town lies somewhere near the oak-lined Dorp Street.
With its venerable old buildings, this is the University's main thoroughfare,
where modern student life sits comfortably side by side with our history and
The University of Stellenbosch - Maties - has produced many of the
country's great sporting heroes, including more than 155 rugby Springboks,
every outdoor activity you could desire - from world-class sports facilities
(rugby, cricket and soccer are national passions) to popular mountain bike
routes and six truly great golf courses.
Several Hiking trails within the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve tempt the hiker:
they range from an easy 5,3 km scenic walk to the challenging 17.1 km Panorama
Trail and the 18 km Swartboskloof Trail. Visit Granny's Forest
at Helderberg Farm for easy walking - they also offer various other trails and
an overnight hut. The Vineyard Hiking Trail offers hikers 14,3km,
6,6km and 8,8km trails which is best enjoyed in autumn, spring and summer, which
meanders through the vineyards.
An important cultural center, Stellenbosch has many galleries and museums housing
important national and international art collections and the Stellenbosch
Conservatoire is the country's oldest music school.
From international jazz festivals, ocean races and minstrel carnivals to a cutting-edge
fashion week, grueling cycle tours and comedy and food festivals, we play host
to every type of event!
Things Not To Miss
Abseil down Table Mountain or cast a rod with the fisherman of the West
Coast, embark on an elephant safari in the Garden Route & Klein Karoo or sample
the finest Cape wines as you marvel at ancient rock art in the Cape Karoo … just
some of the things not to miss in Cape Town & Western Cape.
A foodies redemption - release your inhibitions, satiate your senses and explore
our sublime, multicultural flavors and entertainments.
135 000, of which 25 000 are students.