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Highlights in Stellenbosch
- Sightseeing tour through Stellenbosch
- Hiking in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
- Wine Safari on the Wine Route
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Holiday homes in Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch has developed into a real insider tip in recent years. This is because the city is at least as exciting as the surrounding landscape. If you want to spend your holidays close to the centre, a holiday flat or an apartment is the right choice. Further out, for example in Wemmershoek or in the Jonkershoek nature reserve, you can take a stylish holiday in a holiday home, a villa or a stately home.
Vacation in Stellenbosch
Location and orientation
The city of Stellenbosch is located in the Western Cape Province, about 50 kilometres east of South Africa's capital. It is, together with Cape Town, the oldest settlement in South Africa founded by Europeans, which is reflected not only in the culture but also in the wonderful architecture of Oldtown. The city is situated in an extremely fertile region with green mountains and even greener valleys - this is why agriculture, especially wine making, but also tourism plays an important role.
At the Stellenbosch Wine Festival in February, wine lovers from all over the world flock to the city to taste the best wines and other delicacies for three days.
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Twice a day, Stellenbosch offers you the opportunity to get to know Stellenbosch as part of a guided tour. In about an hour and a half you will visit the most beautiful streets (Church Street, Dorp Street & Ryneveld Street) and admire houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Of course you will also learn all kinds of exciting, funny and sometimes tragic things about this fascinating city and its turbulent history.2. A visit to the Jonkershoek nature reserve
The nature reserve is located virtually at the gates of Stellenbosch and extends over 9,800 hectares. Whether you want to have a picnic in one of the green valleys or try out a challenging trek through the mountains - there is plenty to see and do in the park. In the nature reserve there are of course also some restaurants and picnic places and in the tourist information you can inform yourself about different hikes or book a tour guide directly.3. The Stellenbosch Wine Route
Stellenbosch is considered the most important wine-growing region in South Africa. The region owes its viticulture to the Huguenots who fled to Stellenbosch at the end of the 17th century. Today there are over 200 wineries on the wine route, some of which have been awarded prizes, where you can feast on the wines and other delicacies. In some of the wineries you can also take a holiday in a holiday apartment in the middle of the vineyards - wonderful!