Stellenbosch Stellenbosch South Africa is a town in the Western Cape province , situated about 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste River at the foot of the Stellenbosch Mountain.
It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. The town became known as the City of Oaks or Eikestad in Afrikaans and Dutch due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel, to grace the streets and homesteads. Stellenbosch has its municipality (incorporating the neighboring towns of Pniel and Franschhoek), adjoining the metropolitan area of the City of Cape Town. The town is home to Stellenbosch University. Wikipedia.com
Stellenbosch is in the heart of the Cape Winelands offers wine tours, delicious food, markets, botanical gardens, awesome sceneries, and nightlife. Get close to nature by biking tours, horse riding, wine safari in Jordan Wines in an open safari-style Land Rover. As well as hike in the forest at Jonkershoek, home to Leopards, Caracals, Honey Badgers, and Baboons. On the other hand, we recommend a balsamic vinegar at tasting Rozendal Farm and olive oil tasting at Tokara vineyard.
You can get a big variety of quality food, world-class restaurants like the awesome Indochine at Delaire Graff, unique dinner experience at Delheim with a cupcake and wine pairing, Hoghouse BBQ, and Bakery which is located on the Spier Wine Farm. Outstanding vineyard brunch overlooking the vineyard at Tokara vineyard. Lunch at the rare restaurant: The Bus Stop! Located at Stellenbosch Vineyards and many others as Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery, Overture, the Vine Bistro, Jordan Restaurant, the Kraal at Joostenberg, the Restaurant at Clos Malverne, Rebellion Courtyard Cafe
There are plenty of wine farms with different experiences like a cupcake and wine pairing at Delheim, another good one is Avontuur Estate, where they paired wine with fudge (dark chocolate, mint chocolate, cocoa, and caramel fudge, fig and walnut nougat and cranberry and macadamia nougat). Don’t miss Middlevlei Wine Estate for a wine blending session with Pinotage, Shiraz, and Merlot., Lanzerac Wine Estate. Combine wine with art at a luxurious winery the Delaire Graff Estate where they have beautiful works by some of the leading artists.
Great for body and spiritual treatments, Stellenbosch has all you need for relax, body exfoliation using grape seeds in a botanical rich body cleansing cream at Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa, a sought-after wellness retreat and relaxation hideaway at the Lanzerac Spa, first-class treatments True Oasis Boutique Spa. For those who love golf, Stellenbosch is one of the greatest sports in the world, golf clubs like Stellenbosch Golf Club Situated at the foot of the majestic Helderberg mountains, and Zalze Golf Club
Hotels Stellenbosch South Africa
Fresh air and breathtaking views make Stellenbosch a top spot to relax. Many options are available as Spier which is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, Delaire Graff Estate which also offers villas, Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa, Roosenwijn Guesthouse, Evergreen Manor and Spa, Hawksmoor House, De Zalze Lodge offers luxury apartments and is located in De Zalze Golf Course, Lavinia Lifestyle which is nestled on a wine farm
Art Gallaries and Museums
For those who love art and history, Stellenbosch is a great spot. One of the world’s top art collectors, Laurence Graff’s private collections in Delaire Graff Estate, as well as other galleries as Marze Botha Art Gallery, Absolut Art Gallery. Stellenbosch Art Gallery. If you have time visit the Stellenbosch Village Museum and The Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum.
The vibrant streets of the town have many Bars, lounges, and Pubs. Sip sustainably produced, small-lot wines at the buzzing Bartinney Wine & Champagne Bar, De Warenmarkt Bar, Lanzerac Esquire Whiskey & Cigar Bar offers the perfect setting and cuisine for any occasion, the Big Easy and Brampton, Balboa Balcony Bar and others.
Cape Villa Collection ofrece villas exclusivas y alojamiento de vacaciones de lujo, se puede reservar una villa de vacaciones de lujo en Stellenbosch con alojamiento independiente
Stellenbosch is a very lively town, has a lot of small events like every Saturday the Slow Market Stellenbosch which is popular with the fresh goods and gourmet produced in Stellenbosch. As well the Winelands Bridal Fair, the Wine Food Tourism Conference, Cape Holiday Show and more.
Not a place for a luxury shopping, but you can find unique stuff at the Blaauwklippen Family Market which takes place on Sundays at the Blaauwklippen Vineyards, features games, rides, antique and souvenir stands. Shopping at Church Street shops inStellenbosch Eikestad Mall.
Tips, Lifestyle and interesting facts
Stellenbosch is just a 40-minute drive away from the Cape Town city centre.
There is no bus service to travel between Stellenbosch and Cape Town
There are plenty of international students
Use common sense and be aware of personal safety
Stellenbosch is one of the best places in South Africa to take in Cape Dutch architecture
Stellenbosch Stellenbosch South Africa is a town in the Western Cape province , situated about 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Cape Town.
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