Easily explore the historic city center of Stellenbosch than on foot. Within a 20-minute walking radius, you can look forward to nature, art, history and delicious wine and food all in the compact and easily accessible historical center of Stellenbosch.
Start your visit to Stellenbosch with a Stellenbosch on Foot walking tour
Explore the “village of the oaks” with its shady oak avenues bordered by the water furrows of the Mill Stream. Experience the charm and harmony of the Cape Dutch Architecture and listen to tales about the colourful inhabitants of three centuries.
Tel: 084 479 7262
Respite in the serene Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is located in the historical center of Stellenbosch and is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and admission fee is R10. You can also enjoy a quick bite at their restaurant, The Katjiepiering Restaurant which is open daily from 8:00 to 17:00.
Tel.: 021 808 3054
Time to enjoy lunch…
De Werf Restaurant at Oude Werf Hotel
Recharge and relax any time from noon to sundown in their beautiful courtyard or be cozy indoors with café style lunch-time favourites like salads, generously-filled sandwiches, scrumptious Cape snoek-cakes, classic fish and chips, sirloin, or beef burgers.
Tel.: 021 887 4608
Step back in time with a visit to the Village Museum
The Stellenbosch Village Museum currently comprises four houses of historical interest and their gardens. Each of these beautiful homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch. The houses, their interiors and their gardens have been wonderfully restored, furnished, planted and decorated to illustrate the particular style and taste of the time.
Tel.: 021 887 2937
Free Time in Stellenbosch
Church Street in Stellenbosch is renowned for its abundance of quaint art galleries, charming restaurants, and bustling coffee shops. The area, known as the local restaurant district, has an abundance of venues within a 4-block radius which makes it popular for tourists to walk around and find a place that suits their needs. Interestingly, the ancient oak trees that line Church Street have been declared national monuments and are well worth a photo or two!
Stellenbosch also happens to be a shopper’s paradise. Ranging from cute boutiques to antique stores and shopping malls, shopping in Stellenbosch is a treat. Whether one wants to buy a souvenir or quench their shopping thirst in general, the artistic town has much to offer.
Situated on the edge of the bustling town center, in Market Street, is Ithemba Curios
This curio shop in the central business district is famous for some art shopping in Stellenbosch. It is a store that sells products made by the NGOs meant for the local tribe of South Africa. This store was opened a few years ago in order to promote their work and to help the community. Apart from paintings, one can find a few handmade products such as ceramic cutlery and vases, bead jewellery and wooden toys. The products bought from this store are probably the best souvenirs one can take back home from Stellenbosch.
Choose your stay:
De Hoek Manor, situated in Stellenbosch’s historic center, close to the Moederkerk. De Hoek offers elegant, country-style décor and features a large garden with terraces and courtyards.
Oude Werf Hotel, a historic mansion, previously an old churchyard, is located in the heart of Stellenbosch. Beautifully renovated rooms, a tranquil garden courtyard.
Stellenbosch Hotel offers rooms with free WiFi and an on-site restaurant serving local specialties and South African wines. Stellenbosch University is 750 metres away.
Coopmanhuijs, built in 1713 and located in historic Stellenbosch, this hotel offers cosy rooms with classic décor. It also features a spa, a heated pool and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
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