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Spier Wine farm, Stellenbosch The colorful African town of Stellenbosch is a popular destination that many know as a large winery center. This town is located in an incredibly beautiful place, on the bank of the Eersterivier . Stellenbosch is surrounded by mountains on nearly all sides. This region has always been famous for its fertile soils that are ideal for growing grape and vegetables.
An acquaintance with the miraculous nature of Stellenbosch will be an unforgettable experience that will surely amaze the whole family. Guests of the city are recommended to visit Farm Le … Open
The picturesque town was founded in 1679 by Simon van der Stel. Together with Cape Town, Stellenbosch is one of the two “European” settlements in South Africa. Besides terrific wine, this town has one more symbol - Universiteit Stellenbosch , the opening of which took place in 1863. Numerous tourists come to Stellenbosch to see fantastic nature landmarks and ancient wineries that are famous far beyond the borders of the country.
Stellenbosch has truly earned its title of the “wine capital” of the Republic of South Africa. The territory of the town and its suburbs is home to more than 4,000 small wineries. As a rule, these companies were founded many years ago and are still family owned. For many local people, winemaking is the main occupation for generations and the main source of income. It’s safe to say that each of the local wineries offers exclusive drinks. Locals care about winemaking traditions of their families and keep recipes in secret. Copyright
The choice of hotels in Stellenbosch will please even experienced travelers. Many hotels are open in buildings that date back to the colonial period. Middedorp Manor remains one of the most … Open
Beautiful Stellenbosch will not disappoint fans of exciting excursions. They are welcome to walk on picturesque ancient streets, visit interesting nature reserves and admire the main architectural landmark of the city – the university building. Locals are used to a great number of tourists, many of which come to Stellenbosch for a short visit because Cape Town is their main destination.
Excursions to the most famous wineries remain the most popular pastime for tourists in this town. Needless to say, these wineries are always glad to greet new guests and offer sampling sessions for tourists. During such sessions, visitors can try the most popular sorts of the drink and buy the best South African wine at very affordable prices. Fans of nature will enjoy a walk in the large plantations and admire the beauty of this place. It’s really hard to believe that such a magnificent place with lush flora is actually located in the southern part of the hottest and most deserted continent of the planet.
Stellenbosch does not have many large shopping centers. So if you want to spend a few days choosing clothes, electronics, perfume, or jewelry, you should choose the time and go to Cape Town, … Open
Stellenbosch has many gorgeous villas with white stone facades that have remained since the colonial period. Nowadays, these villas are occupied by famous hotels, restaurants, museums, and shops. Bletterman House is an interesting museum that can be safely called a typical example of the Dutch architecture. This house still has the atmosphere of the past, so visitors will find out a lot of interesting information about the colonial period and lifestyle of people during those years. Among the exhibits of the museum, it is important to mention antique furniture and various household items, artworks and personal items of former owners of the house.
P1050658 Many old mansions in the historic district have been transformed into interesting souvenir and antiquity shops. Some of these shops are no less exciting to attend than museums as they offer numerous artworks, beautiful woven baskets and bags, and unusual house decorations. Fans of thrilling experiences are usually in love with excursions to the local crocodile farm, Le Bonheur. At the farm, visitors can see one of the most dangerous reptiles in the world very close. Le Bonheur has been breeding crocodiles for several decades already. Naturally, there is a shop that sells items made of crocodile skin at very attractive prices.
If you want to relax with your child, you should visit several places in Stellenbosch. It will be equally interesting for both parents and children there. Does your child dream of feeding a … Open
Tourists craving for more peaceful entertainment will enjoy a visit to the Butterfly World pavilion. This pavilion has become home to rare insects from all over the world. The venue regularly organizes educational excursions for its visitors and special events for children. There is also an interesting souvenir shop and a charming café that is perfect to relax at once the excursion is over. A flight in a hot air balloon is one more way to admire the marvelous beauty of Stellenbosch and its neighborhoods. The majority of local tourist centers offer this unusual entertainment for tourists.
The island (wine tasting centre) and Jonkershoek Mountains, Stark-Condé Wines Stellenbosch is incredibly popular with fans of wellness tourism. Pay attention to the Hydro Wellness Center that is open in the mountain region. This center offers various hydrotherapy programs and dozens of massage types, fitness programs, and aromatherapy treatments. Absolutely all rejuvenating practices are based on natural treatments that activate the immune system, such as climate therapy. Experienced specialists in different areas of medicine work in this center.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Stellenbosch
♥   Castle 'Castle of Good Hope' , 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Stellenbosch
♥   National Park 'Table Mountain National Park' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'West Coast National Park' , 107.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Agulhas National Park' , 128.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Stellenbosch from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

BOS 400 Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
The seahorse was 100 meters long. After the shipwreck it was shipped from Kongo to Cape Town. The tow was made by Russian ship "Tiger" but it wasn’t powerful enough to manage with the huge weight of the ark and strength of the current. Today the ship that was made in 1987 is a popular tourist place. During the shipwreck on the board there were 14 people. All of them were safe and sound, they were evacuated with helicopters. … Read further

Robben Island Prison

From the series “Famous prisons of the world”
The first work on the conversion of the island into a museum began in 1997. Its entire territory has been declared a historical monument of national significance. Robbeneiland joined the list of UNESCO world heritage site in 1999. Guests of Cape Town can reach the island by a special ferry. It runs all year round. The ferry stops its operation only in adverse weather conditions. In addition to the historical prison buildings, the island is also famous for its natural beauty. The water areas around the island are popular places for diving. There are many sunken ships here. … Read further

Sightseeing in South Africa: things to see

The Republic of South Africa offers a variety of entertaining activities to its guests, so there’s no wonder why every year more and more travelers come to visit this wonderful country. Gauteng region is considered the historical center of the country as the colonization of South Africa started from it. Travelers are continuously interested in visiting such cities as Pretoria and Johannesburg, which are already not separated cities anymore and have been united into one big metropolis. … Open
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