This beautiful town offers a myriad of different activities and attractions for all ages. Although it is by far the most popular wine region in South Africa, it is also known for its wide selection of culinary options.
Stellenbosch is situated approximately 53 km east of Cape Town via the N1, on the banks of the Eerste River. It is 35 km from Cape Town International Airport via the N2.
Stellenbosch was founded in 1679 by Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape Colony at the time. By 1682, the town had grown so much that it became an independent local authority.
The Dutch settlers were highly skilled in hydraulic engineering and soon they designed and constructed aqueducts to divert the water from the river through to the centre of the town, where a mill was built.
The first vines were planted by the French Huguenots in 1690 and Stellenbosch became the central wine region of the Western Cape.
Although Stellenbosch University was originally established in 1866 as “Stellenbossche Gymnasium”, it was only in 1918 that it was formally renamed Stellenbosch University. Today, the University buildings stand proud in the town, and are largely the reason for the growth of the town itself.
The Stellenbosch Business Directory is your online go-to place for information on businesses and services in the Stellenbosch area. Here, you can find information about Stellenbosch, learn more about the local businesses and about the best that Stellenbosch has to offer. Showcase your business on our platform - talk to the local audience, tell them about your business and get closer to your customers.
The history of Stellenbosch
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Fun stuff to do in Stellenbosch
A variety of estates in the region offer unique wine pairing experiences that include:
For those who enjoy a more active experience, be sure to try the following options:
If you enjoy a lively atmosphere and a smorgasbord of options, be sure to visit the following markets.
Address: Audacia Wines, corner of R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch.
Address: Oude Libertas, Oude Libertas Road, Stellenbosch.
Address: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Strand Road, R44, Stellenbosch.
Address: Vredenburg Road, Stellenbosch.
Stellenbosch boasts no less than three 18-hole golf courses and with all of them surrounded by vineyards and beautiful mountains, they're a “must play”.
Perfect for the family. This is a lot of fun and when picking with a group of friends or family, one can't help but get a little competitive.
Stellenbosch Street Soiree
Every second Wednesday, during the summer months, the lower part of Drostdy Street is closed after 17h00 for the Street Soiree. Different wineries and restaurants align the pavement with "stalls" and the party begins. It is the perfect way to celebrate the middle of the week and to unwind after a long day.
Stellenbosch is an exciting town that offers something new on every corner. It caters for all tastes and welcomes families with open arms.