Stellenbosch- The City of Oaks and un-countable vineyards and breweries which give birth to some of the best international wines in the world, is one of those places you are bound to visit if you have the travel-gene in you. Pleasant weather, beautiful greenery all around and a glass or two of soulful wines, all make Stellenbosch a getaway heaven and an experience in its own right.
Stellenbosch is located 50 kilometers east of Cape Town and is the second oldest town in South Africa! The town was founded in 1679 and is named after its Governor- Simon van der Stel. The town however was transformed when the Dutch implemented furrows which drew waters from the nearby Eerste river through the town. During 1690s the first grapes were grown in the valley giving way to what would be its rich viticulture and wine-making abilities.
The city’s history is marked in its architectural buildings that preserve Victorian designs and Georgian influences that take you back in time. In spite of its world-wide rulers and influences, Stellenbosch still converses in Afrikaans although English is well understood.
Tourism in Stellenbosch has added to South Africa’s charm as a traveler’s dream. The legendary wine-routes and fabulous gourmet food-joints have highlighted the charming city of South Africa on the world map. Each one of you should visit Stellenbosch at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Stellenbosch.
Essential travel information and Stellenbosch tips for your visit
- The Tourist bureau offers help if you want to know about city tours and any other tourist information.
- Do carry warm clothes in winter, as it can get unpredictably cold.
- If you are visiting the town for a long time, do visit the beautiful Western Cape Wine lands which accommodate the Stellenbosch University.
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