Stellenbosch is situated in the Cape Winelands region of the Western Cape. The town is the second oldest town in South Africa - founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679 and renowned for its Cape Dutch buildings, university, rugby and wines. Stellenbosch lies in a fertile valley surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains. It is an academic and farming community and is one of the best preserved towns in South Africa. A fantastic vibey town where the best thing to do is park up and tour the town on foot. Historical buildings line the street, restaurants galore and quaint shops to delight - the town is a must visit for any holiday.
Apart from all the wonderful wine estates, most of the accommodation establishments cater for all budgets - bed and breakfasts, self-catering, hotels, lodges and backpackers.
Stellenbosch has a leisurely lifestyle in an atmosphere where art, music and theatre takes first place. Only half-an-hour's drive from Cape Town and the many attractions, visitors have the best of both worlds.
Activities on offer in an around Stellenbosch include hiking, bowls, tennis, a gym, horse riding, mountain biking, moonlight meanders and mashie golf. The indoor market in the town centre is where one can buy high-quality speciality meats, baked goods as well as many other delicious delights.
There are food tours available, historical tours and wine tours - visit the local tourism office for more information, or see the events section for information on upcoming events.
In Stellenbosch you are completely spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. From quaint to quirky to fine dining and casual, there is simply something for everyone. The restaurant section provides a list of advertisers for the town. The business directory also has the option of adding your business for Free, as well as a list of the businesses advertised in Stellenbosch.