Stellenbosch is an ideal base from which to explore the wine region and is only 28kms from Cape Town airport. The safety of a small town combined with the amenities and vibrancy of a cosmopolitan centre, makes Stellenbosch an ideal place to stay.
Stellenbosch is known worldwide for its quality wines and he area has spectacular scenery. Founded is 1679, Stellenbosch is the oldest town in South Africa next to Cape Town. Walking through the streets of Stellenbosch, you will see many historic buildings dating back to the early 1700's. Today’s Stellenbosch pays homage to culture and heritage, as the town has done since its humble Dutch origins. Each new generation used the inspiration of their predecessors to ensure that the aesthetic values of Stellenbosch remained intact. The result is that to this day, the influence of many architectural styles over the last three centuries can be seen in the meticulously restored buildings throughout the town. From the whitewashed Anglican church and museums surrounding the emerald green Braak - Stellenbosch’s historical centre - to the myriad Cape Dutch farmhouses and the 19th century university buildings, the town shows its history in its buildings.
Stellenbosch is the primary location for viticulture and viticulture research. The region has a mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cool wet winters. Stellenbosch lies at the foot of the Cape Fold mountain range, which provides soil favourable to viticulture. Grapes grown in this area are mainly used for wine production, as opposed to table grapes.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Stellenbosch, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Africa