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Stellenbosch

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City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants. Founded in 1679, the small town boasts scenic streets lined with oak trees and historic Cape Dutch buildings, as well as a variety of trendy shops, bars, and restaurants. You won't run out of things to do in Stellenbosch, as its proximity to Cape Town and a large student population provide a vivacious atmosphere and plenty of day-trip opportunities. Wine sampling, museums, and bustling dining and nightlife scenes all await you on your Stellenbosch vacation. Stellenbosch is in Western Cape. Our South Africa itinerary planner allows you to plan your trip to Stellenbosch and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Side trips from Stellenbosch

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Where to stay in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch provides travelers with an array of options for overnight stays, from budget-friendly backpacker lodges and hostels, to 5-star hotels. Accommodations concentrate chiefly in the town center, but a number of lodgings can be found scattered in the surrounding countryside. You'll be able to choose from an assortment of establishments, from chalets and cottages, to historic mansions and boutique venues, but remember to book your preferred option ahead of time.
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