Stellenbosch Business Directory
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The history of Stellenbosch
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.
Fun stuff to do in Stellenbosch
A wine tasting is the perfect thing to do on a beautiful day in Stellenbosch. Not only will you get to taste some of the best wines in the world, you will experience amazing food and see beautiful landscapes. There are many unique wine pairing experiences available in the region, including Cheese and Wine pairings, Biltong and Wine pairings, Chocolate and Wine pairings, Tapas and Wine Pairings and even Pizza and Wine pairings.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature in Stellenbosch. You can do the following:
Hiking trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, or for those who prefer biking – Mountain Bike trails. There are trails in the nature reserve as well as on some of the wine estates. There are also Full Moon hikes on various dates throughout the year.
There is a large selection of markets in Stellenbosch, where visitors can spoil themselves with delicious foods and drinks, as well as with some beautiful crafts, clothing and loads more. Some of the most popular markets can be found in this area. The markets offer the perfect setting to relax with friends and family, while you experience some of the latest trends in food. Some of the markets include: Root 44 Market, Slow Market, Blaauwklippen Market, and The Woodmill Lifestyle Market.
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 Soirees
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.