Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch, located in South Africa in the Western Cape province, is 50 km (31 miles) east of Cape Town and is one of the oldest European settlements in South Africa. It is known as the city of oaks due to its many oak trees. Stellenbosch is well known for the Cape Winelands wine region and the Cape Dutch farmhouses.
- Bergkelder Wine Centre in Stellenbosch
- Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre
- Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
- Follow a walking tour of Stellenbosch for fascinating glimpses of colonial Dutch architecture
- Take a Full Moon Hike with Dirtopia Trail Centre and watch the sunset over Table Mountain
- Mountain bike the Tokai Forest Route, cycling through lush expanses of green surrounded by pine, gum and eucalyptus trees
Winter temperatures in Stellenbosch average 16ºC (61ºF); summer temperatures range from 22ºC to 34ºC (72ºF to 93ºF). Stellenbosch experiences 15 hours of sunlight during mid-summer.
Getting There & Around
The nearest airport is the Cape Town International Airport; the N2 and R310 roads bring visitors to Stellenbosch from there. Several trains run each day between Stellenbosch and Cape Town.
It is quite easy to get around town on foot, as it is a small town. Bicycles are good for those who want to get around a little faster. Be aware that there are no street signs; the street names are on the edge of the sidewalks, written in Arikaans and yellow paint.
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