Considered the capital of the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch hosts roughly 60 wine estates that cultivate world-class wines. Some of the finest restaurants in the Western Cape are located within these estates, of which many offer more than just wine and accommodation.
Other than being a top wine destination, Stellenbosch is also known for its world-famous University where students are known as “Maties”. The town is centred around the University, so you can expect many young aspiring minds to be walking the streets day and night. It is the ideal setting to explore by foot and experience the many side walk cafés, historic buildings and oak-lined streets of this Cape Dutch inspired town. If you’re lucky enough, you may spot a squirrel or have an acorn fall on your head – they say it brings you luck.
Stellenbosch is home to some of Cape Town’s most beautiful scenery with cobbled streets and historic architecture, mountains, winelands, forests and waterfalls to indulge your senses with. A place where picnics, walks and full day hikes are a part of everyday life. There is plenty accommodation in Stellenbosch that ranges from quaint guest houses or B&B's to luxurious boutique hotels and Country Retreats. Home to many museums and galleries, you are bound to have a history lesson of some sort with the town itself being a heritage site; Stellenbosch is the second oldest formal settlement in South Africa.
For those who want no distractions with a home away from home, there is an array of self-catering accommodation throughout this vibrantly tranquil town. Backpackers provide the perfect platform to meet like-minded individuals and enjoy all Stellenbosch has to offer. The Stellenbosch surrounds provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and special events, it is no wonder why so many choose this area for their special day.