Stellenbosch, a town for all tastes and seasons

The town of Stellenbosch is situated about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste River.

Stellenbosch is full of charming scenes and rich in history.

Go for a slow drive down Dorp Street to view the historic Cape Dutch  buildings. 

Visit the Stellenbosch University campus

Stellenbosch  is surrounded by spectacular mountains and some of the world’s most famous vineyards.

Dine at one of the many restaurants in the historic centre of Stellenbosch, or do some shopping in Church street and the surrounding area.


Stellenbosch is also perfect to use as a base for visiting Cape Town, Paarl, Hermanus and Franschhoek. 

Explore the Stellenbosch Wine Estates

We will provide you with a detailed map of the Stellenbosch wine estates.  You can  either explore by car (self drive) or use a registered tour company.

Camino Tours is your way to the wineries - to tour their cellars, taste their vintages, dine at their restaurant or enjoy a picnic basket on their grounds.

Happily no one expects you to be a connoisseur, or even to buy the wines.

If your interest is more aesthetic and cultural than wine driven, we will turn the focus on the more historic estates. Just come, relax and enjoy yourself ...

 

 

 

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Shopping in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch has many lovely shops to browse in.  

Oom Samie se Winkel is an old world shop selling everything from shoelaces to rooibos tea.

We love Milieu in Ryneveld Street, for authentic South African gifts and homeware.  And they wrap it  beautifully too!

Big Blue is another great shop for browsing for gifts.  Funky and fun genuine South African gifts and clothing.

Protea Boekhuis is a wonderful book shop with a huge selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction. A favourite for book lovers.

Eikestad Mall has clothing boutiques, supermarkets and restaurants.

Dorp, Church, Andringa and Ryneveld Streets are the best for browsing.

 

 

Outdoors

The Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve offer walks, hikes and mountain biking for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Jonkershoek Fish Hatchery offers fly fishing in their dams.

Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking and mountain biking destination.

Museums

Visit Bletterman Huis, Grosvenor House, Toy Museum, Schreuder Huis (dating back to 1709), Die Dorp Museum in the centre of town and  the SASOL Art Museum.

The Rupert Museum is highly recommended. 

Besides the above, Stellenbosch has many wonderful art galleries. 

We can supply you with a free Stellenbosch Art Route map.

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Golf

Stellenbosch Golf Course on the R44 is within walking distance.

De Zalze Golf Estate is within a 5 minute drive

Devonvale Golf Estate  is situated approximately 10km from Stellenbosch

Dining

The Hussar Grill-  good selection of steak & seafood

Basic Bistro - quaint atmosphere, affordable meals 

Asta  - for authentic Italian pasta & pizza

Greengate - for buffet breakfast & lunch, coffee & cake

Volkskombuis - authentic South African cuisine in a beautiful setting

Wijnhuis - excellent food and wine

Tokara - cuisine and beautiful views of the Stellenbosch Mountains

Oppiedorp - a local favourite

The Blue Crane & the Butterfly - wonderful home baked cakes & light meals

The Fat Butcher - for steak, steak and more steak

Theatres

Oude Libertas and Spier Amphiteatres, as well as the Stellenbosch Music Conservatorium  offer productions to suit every taste.

» Wonderful summer concerts at Oude Libertas

Markets

The  Stellenbosch Slow Market brings together a variety of fine foods and wines. You will experience an ancient way of shopping in a modern context. (Saturdays at Oude Libertas farm.)

Blaauwklippen Family Market is open every Sunday from 10h00 to 15h00 and offers a range of fresh produce, homemade products,crafts and plants. There is also live music and space to relax under the trees.

Root 44 at Audacia wine farm on the Annadale road is a favourite with the locals, both old and young. Open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Botanical Gardens

Discover a unique variety of plants or enjoy a light meal, tea or coffee in the Botanical Gardens.

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Strawberry Picking

Buy fresh strawberries or pick your own at Mooiberge or Polkadraai Farm Stalls. (August to November)

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque town.

The University faculties include education, science, agro sciences, arts and social sciences, theology, law, engineering, economic, management sciences and more than 40 research institutions.

Sport Facilities

Stellenbosch is the home of Stellenbosch University and as such offers world class sporting facilities.

If you are a mountain biker you can explore the trails on Stellenbosch Mountain or cycle to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.

Stellenbosch University Sports Centre has an excellent gymnasium with both  an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

The Root 44 Market is the venue for the Stellenbosch Park Run every Saturday.

If you just want to go for walk or a run, a walk/run in the vineyards on the edge of Paradyskloof is a  wonderful way  to wind down.