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Lies a small town with a Rich History
Stellenbosch is conveniently situated in the heart of the Boland, surrounded by mountains that boast a vast variety of breath-taking hiking trails. It is also in proximity of bustling, cosmopolitan Cape Town, with iconic Table Mountain guarding over the vast Atlantic Ocean.
Paarl, Franschhoek, Somerset West and Hermanus are but a few unique, interesting towns that can be visited on a one-day excursion. The town is surrounded by numerous world-renowned wine farms, where a leisurely wine tasting, or laid-back lunch will make you experience the exceptional hospitality of the winelands. The cellars are very popular and is home to the very first wine route in South Africa, which was established in April 1971.
Numerous breathtaking hiking trails offer nature lovers the ideal escape into nature. The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is home to a vast variety of typical fynbos flora and fauna.
Stellenbosch is also referred to as ‘Eikestad’, which means ‘City of Oaks,’ due to the large number of oak trees in the area. Authentic examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian architecture line the town’s streets and which have been declared National Monuments.
Stellenbosch is home to the world-renowned Stellenbosch Conservatoire, the oldest music school in the country. A variety of galleries and museums exhibit national and international art collections which are well worth a visit. Other places of interest are The Toy & Miniature Museum, the only one in South Africa, and the town square, also known as ‘Die Braak,’ which is a centrally located village green used for festivals and celebrations.