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Great tips for budget travel in Stellenbosch

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Get bang for your buck with these great tips for budget travel in Stellenbosch, whether you’re a history buff, love street art or want to get up close to nature.

We’ve compiled a list of things for you to do and see under R50 that will make you feel like a million bucks without having to dig deep in your pockets.

Sasol Art Gallery

Housed in a National Monument, the Sasol Art Gallery features Stellenbosch University’s permanent collection of paintings, graphic works, and sculptures.

Cost: Entrance Free
Address: 52 Ryneveld Street
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Budget travel in Stellenbosch oom Samie se winkel

Oom Samie se Winkel

The oldest shop in town, Oom Samie se Winkel (Uncle Sammy’s Shop) looks much like it would have when it opened its doors at the turn of the 20th century. Today a national monument, this Victorian-era institution stocks rare antiques and old-timer favourites such as boiled sweets and sticky toffee.

Cost: Entrance Free
Address: 84 Dorp Street
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Visit Jan Marais Park for a leisure walk

Revel in the tranquillity of fynbos and renosterveld landscapes featured in this 23-hectare park, established in 1919. A soulful retreat for nature lovers, Jan Marais Park is great for families whose little ones need to let off some steam as well as art lovers who can admire the artworks surrounding the natural pond.

Cost: Entrance Free
Address: Marais Street
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Visit the Botanical Gardens

Located in the historic centre of Stellenbosch, this is South Africa’s oldest university botanical garden. Compact, but home to an incredible diversity of indigenous and exotic plant species, this is one garden you don’t need green fingers to enjoy and admire.

Cost: R15
Address: Neethling St and Van Riebeeck St, Stellenbosch Central
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Visit the Toy & Miniature Museum

Channel your inner child and head to the Toy Museum in Stellenbosch, featuring a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, antique dolls, dinky cars, cuddle toys and more.

Cost: R10
Address: Market Street
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Head over to the Village Museum

The Stellenbosch Village Museum 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 restored, decorated and planted to illustrate the particular style and taste of the time.

Cost: R40
Address: 18 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch Central
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Vredenheim Animal Farm

Kids will delight in a visit to the Vredenheim Animal Farm, featuring a bike track, jungle gym and sandpit. They can also meet a variety of adorable farm animals and get the opportunity to feed some of them. A great budget travel in Stellenbosch option for families.

Cost: R45
Address: Vredenheim Farm, Baden Powell Drive
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Visit the Glass Museum at Glenelly Estate

Featuring one of the largest privately-owned collections in the world, from 1st and 2nd century to modern classics, the Glenelly Glass Museum pays tribute to May de Lencquesaing’s spectacular glass collection. See coveted pieces by Salvador Dali and Lino Tagliapietra, as well as embark on a journey tracing the 2000-year history of glassmaking.

Cost: Entrance Free
Address: Ida’s Valley, Lelie St
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Cavalli Estate Art and Stable

Beauty and art come together on Cavalli Estate, home to the Cavalli Equestrian facility and the Gallery at Cavalli. Embark on a stable tour to view the state-of-the-art stables, indoor training arena and outdoor arena, set on over 100 hectares of land. Switch outside for inside and see the Cavalli Private Collection of South African Masters, as well as the remarkable collection of rugby and sporting memorabilia at the Gallery at Cavalli.

Cost: Free
Address: R44 Highway (Strand Road)
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Visit the Moederkerk

This 18th-century architectural gem looms large at the end of Church Street, surrounded by beautiful gardens and featuring exquisitely stained glass windows. Admire its impressive exterior and 19th-century Neo-Gothic Tower, and visit its interior to see the original pipes of the organ, among the many great features of this historic building.

Cost: Free
Address: Drostdy Road
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