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Stellenbosch

The heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch is a place of great beauty and culture that's steeped in South African tradition.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably the country's most famous, and the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin area includes 106 cellars - most of which are open to the public. Enjoy a long day's wine tasting, and wine buying and you'll sip more than our great South African wines - you'll taste our South African way of life.

The heart of the town lies somewhere near the oak-lined Dorp Street. With its venerable old buildings, this is the University's main thoroughfare, where modern student life sits comfortably side by side with our history and architectural heritage.

An important cultural centre, Stellenbosch has many galleries and museums housing important national and international art collections and the Stellenbosch Conservatoire is the country's oldest music school

The University

My old alma mater Maties - this university has produced many of the country's great sporting heroes, including more than 155 rugby Springboks. Its Medical School is world renowed.

Hiking

Several Hiking trails within the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve tempt the hiker: they range from an easy 5,3 km scenic walk to the challenging 17.1 km Panorama Trail and the 18 km Swartboskloof Trail. Visit Granny's Forest at Helderberg Farm for easy walking - they also offer various other trails and an overnight hut. The full-day Vineyard Hiking Trail is best enjoyed in autumn or spring; it's 24 km long that starts on the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, above the Oude Libertas Centre and meanders through the forest plantations, vineyards, olive groves and coastal renosterveld

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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2010 at 2:17 AM

    I can see from your page that there's so much to see and experience in Stellenbosch and around. We just did the little fraction.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2009 at 1:51 AM

    Thanks for your visit to my pages - Enjoy the Netherlands - we are going back to Phuket next month, cant wait to feel warm again.

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    South africa is my favourite country ever! we travelled around the garden route and went to kruger. oh boy i wish i was still there. It is paradise on earth! enjoy!!! xx

  • floriangn's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2008 at 1:08 AM

    I would love to walk with cheetah's

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:02 PM

    Thanks for visiting my page. I loved Stellenbosch. We went to a wonderful concert put on by the university choir.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2007 at 1:58 PM

    Lovely page and the Cheetah Outreach is awesome. The Moyo looks fun and interesting! Happy Trails!!

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2007 at 3:56 AM

    Wow...a wonderful winery tour, scenic hiking trails and cheetas! Sounds like my kind of fun! Love your tips.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2007 at 1:03 PM

    an interesting page ! The Cheetah Outreach sounds interesting, one day I will go there as well !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2007 at 8:40 AM

    Thanks for this step-by-step directions to have a wonderful tour of the Stellenbosch Wine Route. My favorite was the Cheetah Outreach. Great narratives and fine photographs to accompany the interesting information.

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 10:12 AM

    Th Stellenbosch Wine Route is one of the worlds must sees in my opinion -- beautiful place great wine the University has a great Medical school I visited many time for work 's and my wife studied Opera there when we live is SA great town

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