Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Stellenbosch University has produced many great sporting heroes, including more than 155 rugby internationals.
The historic town of Stellenbosch in South Africa, also known as Eikestad (City of Oaks), is located about 50 km northeast of Cape Town. This beautiful part of the Western Cape province is the second oldest European settlement after Cape Town itself.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is world famous and includes 106 cellars, most of which are visited by millions of thirsty travellers each year. You can enjoy a full day's wine tasting activities, wine buying and indulge in getting to know the great South African way of life.
Stellenbosch's attractions are in abundance as are its great panoramic views and the town’s culture is heavily steeped in Anglo-Dutch tradition. Volk's Kombuis, a quaint local restaurant serves up delectably authentic Afrikaner kos (food) and is a definite must-see. You could also try the African-inspired Moyo restaurant at the Spier vineyard.
Stellenbosch has a range of galleries and museums, which house some important national and international art collections. Remember to pay a visit to the Stellenbosch Conservatoire, the country's oldest music school for an unusual 'melodic' treat. The town is also home to the University of Stellenbosch. The Technopark is a modern corporate and research complex situated on the southern side of the town near the Stellenbosch Golf Course.
For nature lovers, there are several hiking trails within the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Stellenbosch offers almost every outdoor activity you could desire. The popular Cheetah Outreach Project is a hit with family groups visiting the Spier wine farm, as it will entertain and educate the kids for the day.
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Tel: +27 (0) 21 883 3584