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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. Use our world travel planner: Stellenbosch and all its delights await.
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Popular things to do in Stellenbosch

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
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Duration: 8 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Spier Wine Farm
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterford Estate
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Science Museum
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Stellenbosch

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Historic Site
Boschendal Wine Estate Groot Drakenstein
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Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Drive
Franschhoek Pass Franschhoek
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum Franschhoek
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Gansbaai
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Wineries in Stellenbosch

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Winery / Vineyard
Delaire Graff Estate
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Warwick Wine Estate
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Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Tokara Wine Estate
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Jordan Wine Estate
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Stellenbosch

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Rupert Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
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Winery / Vineyard
Marianne Wine Estate
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Stellenbosch

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Farmers Market
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Annandale Wine Estate
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Slow Market Stellenbosch
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Overgaauw Wine Estate
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Breweries & Distilleries in Stellenbosch

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Brewery
Remhoogte Wine Estate
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Van Ryn's Distillery
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Duration: 1 hour
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Brewery
Stellenbrau
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Distillery
Autograph Gin
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Day Trip
African King Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Park
Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Stony Point Penguin Colony Betty's Bay
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
The Stellenbosch Village Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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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