Situated only 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, Stellenbosch is a bustling town nestled at the foothills of the Jonkershoek and Simonsberg Mountains, source of the Eerste River, which winds its way through the town.
Stellenbosch or the “Eikestad” (Town of Oaks) is known as the capital of the Cape Winelands region, an area that enjoys a Mediterranean climate and a wine heritage that can be traced to 19th-century France and beyond. It is also home to Stellenbosch University, a leading research institution that enhances the dynamic character of the town.
Surrounded by mountains reaching more than 1,500 m, Stellenbosch is easily explored on foot and offers a variety of charming shops, galleries, and restaurants. It is also an excellent base from which to explore the Cape region. The Western Cape area is one of the country’s most important horticultural regions, with 52,300 ha of fruit trees under cultivation, but it is also one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in Africa with an unique flora and fauna. The Cape Peninsula is also an attractive destination, boasting beautiful beaches, nature reserves, and the vibrant city of Cape Town, all easily accessible from Stellenbosch