Why You Need To Plan A Stellenbosch Holiday | Stellenbosch is South Africaâ€™s second-oldest town, and is the perfect location for a holiday!
It is most famous for its wineries and vineyards, plentiful oak trees, historical museums and of course Stellenbosch University itself.
Stellenbosch, located in the Western Cape, is surrounded by the Jorshoenke Mountains, and is the perfect location for people looking for all of the excitement that Cape Town has to offer, coupled with nature!
While there is so much that you could do during a holiday trip to Stellenbosch, here are a couple of things you canâ€™t go without doing!
Things to do
â— Enjoy scenic hikes through the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (you can even hire an off-road scooter to drive through some of the trails!)
â— Take a tuk-tuk ride to some of Stellenboschâ€™s most legendary wine estates! If you are traveling with family, there are even some family-friendly wineries that you can visit!
â— Experience everything that Root 44 Market has to offer! This farmers market in Stellenbosch offers excellent entertainment, homeware and delicious food stalls!
â— Enjoy guided bus tours throughout the city!
Where to go
Stellenbosch really is a city of unspoiled nature! Surrounded by mountains and vineyards, the town has become a hotspot for nature-lovers!
Here are some of Stellenboschâ€™s top spots:
â— Strand beach – this lovely, sandy beach is about 5 km long and is located just outside of Stellenbosch in the town of Strand. The beach is a favorite place for surfers, and features a surfing school which anyone can take a class at. Sunbathing and water sports are also to be enjoyed at this picturesque beach.
â— Rupert Museum – is a premier private museum in Stellenbosch showcasing art from a variety of South African artists. Itâ€™s the perfect destination for art-lovers to learn more about South African art and culture.
â— Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden – South Africaâ€™s oldest university garden, situated within Stellenbosch University itself. Itâ€™s not the largest botanical garden – only about 3 hectares in total size, but comprises numerous plant species from all over the globe as well as an exceptional bonsai collection. There is also a shop located here, in which you can shop for plants and seeds.
Where to stay
Stellenbosch is home to many beautiful accommodation spots in which you can stay, ranging from luxurious manor houses and vineyard cottages to five-star resorts and simple backpackers accommodation. There are also a lot of hotels and guest houses in Stellenbosch, that are sure to meet your budgetary requirements, whatever they might be.
Hopefully by now it is clear that there is a lot more to Stellenbosch than meets the eye – indeed, the town is about a lot more than just wine. Stellenbosch is a South African hub of history and culture, full of idyllic nature reserves and exciting tourist activities sure to be your next favorite travel destination.