Less than 45 minutes from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town. Surrounded by majestic mountains, vineyards and orchards it is arguably one of the most picturesque places in the province.
Home to the oldest wine route in the country and known for producing some of the finest wines in the world, Stellenbosch has numerous award-winning estates on its doorstep, where you can explore the cellars, enjoy guided tastings and learn about the rich wine-making heritage of the area. History buffs will also delight in the monuments and Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture – Stellenbosch’s streets are lined with oak-trees and charming original buildings.
A thriving food and social scene will keep the culinary-minded occupied – a profusion of bistros, cafes, bars and restaurants all within the town’s pedestrian-friendly centre offers great scope. Outside of the central hub, activities are designed to experience the natural beauty of the area and range from hiking and walking trails, horse riding and trout fishing, to helicopter flips and strawberry picking.