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Stellenbosch and its history

Stellenbosch is an attractive town with a really pretty old centre with historical buildings. No wonder, it's the second oldest city of South Africa!

Stellenbosch is located at about 30 min. drive from the Mother City Cape Town.

Stellenbosch finds it origin in 1679 and was named after the then new Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel.

The University of Stellenbosch is a reputed institution.

Stellenbosch and the wines

Together with Paarl and Franschhoek, Stellenbosch is known for its wines. This southwestern corner of Africa has an ideal climate - similar to the climate in southern Europe - to grow grapes. Winters are mild, there's more than enough sunshine and there's enough rainfall . We know that from experience!

The town of Stellenbosch has the largest numbers of vineyards in South Africa. These are really huge, so are the wine estates!

Along the "Stellenbosch Wine Route" one can sample more than 250 wines in about 30 different estates.

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  • In a nutshell:Wine, wine, and more wine !!
  • Last visit to Stellenbosch: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 5, 2004
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 5:26 AM

    Get page and tips, Myriam I would love to visit.

  • Radiomom's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2004 at 10:28 AM

    We really only got to spend one day in Stellenbosch...but we'll be back! You were right about the wines, thats for sure :-)

  • myriam_c's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2004 at 1:41 AM

    Haha! Wij drinken ook nog witte en rode Stellenboschwijn, in Kalmthout! :(

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2004 at 1:39 AM

    Myriam - lovely memories on the shop of Uncle Sam - Heb vrijdag nog een witte Stelleboschwijn geproefd - maar in Gent !!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2004 at 1:42 PM

    Wijn en lekker eten en dan nog overnachten in een luxueuse kamer, wat is het leven toch mooi

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 3:01 PM

    Lijkt me allemaal geweldig mooi!!Mooi natuur ..lekkere eten en een prachtig hotel..

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 2:48 PM

    great infos and lovely pics !

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 7:56 AM

    Zó veel lekkers ! Het water komt me ervan in de mond... I can hardly wait to find out more about this great trip.

  • dedeckerm.'s Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 2:53 AM

    Hey Myriam ! Welkom in ons landje. Moet en fantastische reis geweest zijn. Laat maar weten wanneer je met alles klaar bent !! Prettige moederdag !!

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2004 at 3:10 PM

    WONDERFUL!! The wine, food and hotel look great -- I can't wait for more of your trip!!!


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