Summer In Stellenbosch

Posted on Tue December 18, 2012.

Tourists visit South Africa for many reasons, and with thousands of attractions and exciting activities to keep them busy it’s no surprise that they dream of visiting this country. Not only can they be impressed by the astounding beauty of South Africa but they indulge themselves in the long hot summer days and the local culture found in different areas.

The Cape Winelands is the place to be during the summer months and is host to thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. The area is made up of the valleys and towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, and each town has something different to offer. Stellenbosch is the main attraction however as it is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and is conveniently close to the city of Cape Town. Stellenbosch is famous for its beautiful oak tree lined streets, century old architecture and its fabulous cuisine and wines. By staying in a Stellenbosch guest house you’ll be shown how to love the simple things in life luxuriously, whilst being able to indulge in the glorious beauty and charm of the old Dutch town.

Stellenbosch is a great place to visit throughout the year; however summer is without a doubt the best time to stay here as the good weather will enable you to make the most of the endless vineyards and beautiful surrounding mountains. During summer there is never a dull moment; weekends are alive with fresh produce markets and local craft makers while lazy week days are spent meandering along the wine route and semi wine routes. If you’re a fan of outdoor activities you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice here. From running, cycling, horse riding and mountain biking to paragliding, hot-air ballooning and water-skiing you can do it all here.
If outdoor activities aren’t quite up your street, choose to spend your time wondering through the many art galleries and museums in Stellenbosch. If you choose to stay in a Stellenbosch guest house you’ll be able to simply walk out of your accommodation and find an art gallery to stroll through around the next corner. Stellenbosch is also home to some of Cape Town’s most famous and award-winning chefs, and the many sophisticated restaurants where they continue to make big names for themselves. Whether you choose to eat in town or enjoy a meal at one of the local wineries, you can be sure to have a memorable experience and be greeted with a friendly, warm and classy ambience.

The festivals and large-scale events in Stellenbosch are yet another reason to stay in a Stellenbosch guest house. This summer the Van der Stel festival, Strawberry Festival and the Fine Food and Wine Festival will be taking place. Venture just around the corner and you’ll find yourself enjoying the Cook Franschhoek – Summer Edition or amongst the Wellington Brandy Route celebration.
No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a trip to the Cape Winelands or Stellenbosch. The Wine Route is especially vibrant and festive when the sun is hot and the days are long and carefree. Stay in Stellenbosch for several days and be surrounded by beautiful scenery and indulge in the luxurious culture of simplicity and tranquillity.