A Little Town Called Stellenbosch

Posted on Tue December 18, 2012.

When driving into the beautiful town of Stellenbosch you will be enchanted by the many oak trees lining the streets and the peaceful and happy atmosphere. Even when it gets really busy, it never feels overcrowded and finding a place to hide away from anyone and everyone is quite easy; whether it be the petite café around the corner or a walk through the many verdant parks. Accommodation in Stellenbosch also offers you peace and relaxation – a true escape from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city life.

A couple of days spent in this picturesque town will leave you rejuvenated and ready for the world once again. There are plenty of activities to partake in all over the town of which the most popular is without a doubt the numerous wine farms you can visit. Some of these farms have been there since the town’s existence back in 1657; the farms have all been passed on from father to son since their inception. Today wine tours and dining at the luxurious restaurants found at these farms are one of the most popular activities to do when visiting Cape Town.

The town itself also offers amazing dining experiences; Ryneveld 5, the De Volkskombuis, Café Dijon and Cognito are only a few of the great world class restaurants you can visit. Stellenbosch has many shops for visitors to explore; ranging from antique stores, like Nest and the legendary Oom Samie Se Winkel (Uncle Samie’s Store), to unique jewellery stores. There are many art stores in Stellenbosch that visitors can spend hours entertaining themselves in; this town is known for its arts and crafts.

Stellenbosch has amazing theatrical venues for the visitor; they include the historical H.B. Thom Theatre, Klein Libertas Theatre, Oude Libertas Amphitheatre and many more. Stellenbosch is a town rich in cultural history; some of the greatest artists in South Africa studied at the world famous Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch offers you a variety of excellent theatrical shows and visitors are urged to attend as many of these shows as possible.

Accommodation in Stellenbosch is truly amazing; many guesthouses and self-catering services are available. Whether you’re in the mood for old Stellenbosch luxury or a more modern setting, Stellenbosch has it all. Known for its Cape Dutch architecture, accommodation in Stellenbosch makes you feel truly part of this small town and its rich history. Visits to Stellenbosch are high on the lists of any visitors to Cape Town or South Africa’s and is highly recommended.

Stellenbosch is an enchanting town which will leave you rested and content. A visit to Stellenbosch ensures a quality experience with great South African cuisine and amazing wine! Accommodation in Stellenbosch is of the highest quality and will surely leave you never wanting to say farewell to this small town. There are many other activities to do in Stellenbosch and many attractions to visit. This town is sure to keep you busy for days and it is situated on the perfect spot that you can easily explore the rest of Cape Town.