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Lace up your boots for a memorable walking tour of Stellenbosch

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Welcome to Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination.

Keen to explore the charm, history, food and character of Stellenbosch? Then slip on your sneakers, lace up your boots and join a local guide on one of many walking tours in and around the town.

It’s a great way to take in the sights and sounds of Stellenbosch, get a little exercise and reduce your carbon footprint. More than that, it will give you an authentic taste of Stellenbosch life, including hidden gems, incredible local talent and warm hospitality.

Perfect for locals and visitors alike, here are just a few walking tours that will leave you brimming with positivity and beaming with pride:

Kayamandi Township Tour and Xhosa Lunch

For a truly memorable and immersive tourism experience, head to the bustling community of Kayamandi. Bites & Sites Cultural Food Tours takes you on a three-hour journey through Kayamandi, strolling past local hangouts, colourful stalls and spaza shops as you meet community artists before heading to a traditional Xhosa lunch.

You’ll learn more about your guide’s lived experience in Kayamandi and the region’s rich history before tucking into a delicious meal. The tour, loved by young and old, includes a small handmade gift and a few recipes to try at home – wonderful mementos of an unforgettable day out.

Bookings and Enquiries:
Tel: +27 72 989 3438

Xhosa Food Tour

Kayamandi on Foot

Still in Kayamandi, this fabulously fun circular stroll starts and ends at the Ikhaya Trust Centre in Kayamandi, where you will meet your local resident guide and receive a historic briefing on the area before setting off on your township adventure.

Stops include the legendary Amazink restaurant, a Kayamandi ‘hair saloon’, local craft and clothing shops, shebeens, Insta-worthy murals and much, much more. A dose of local flavour doesn’t get much better than this!

Bookings and Enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)64 777 9915

Stellenbosch Art Tour

A must for art lovers, this ‘Art on Foot’ tour winds its way through the historic streets and charming squares of Stellenbosch. Not only will you have a chance to admire the town’s heritage buildings, beautiful sculptures and Cape Dutch Architecture – but you’ll explore its galleries and meet its artists.

Home to the Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust, the town is a vibrant creative centre, thrumming with energy, innovation and inspiration! Step inside some of the town’s most celebrated studios and leave with a completely new outlook on the history, people and culture of Stellenbosch! Look out for the stunning Masked Masterpieces outdoor exhibition on display until early 2021.

Bookings and Enquiries:
Tel: +27 84 479 7262

Art Tours

Foodies on Foot

Even better, combine your love for food and art on a foodie adventure of note. Tantalise your taste buds by savouring the handiwork of local artisans while enjoying artworks in town.

This walking tour, which includes a visit to the University Botanical Gardens (the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa), will have you sampling artisanal gin, handcrafted beers and local coffee before tucking into generous platters of locally-sourced cheeses, breads, cured meats and other goodies.

Walk off your lunch as you explore fabulous outdoor art installations, sculptures and more!

Bookings and Enquiries:
Tel: +27 72 989 3438

Historical Tour of Stellenbosch

Watch the past come alive as your seriously passionate, seriously knowledgeable guide uncovers the secret history of South Africa’s second oldest town on a Historical Tour of Stellenbosch.

Explore this beautiful “village of the oaks”, camera in hand, as you listen to colourful tales – spanning three centuries – of the town’s inhabitants. Walk across the old village green, visit Stellenbosch University’s theological seminary, known as the Engeltjiefabriek (Angel Factory), perhaps even chase a few ghosts in the age-old burial grounds of the ”Moederkerk”.

Interestingly, Stellenbosch was nearly completely destroyed by fire in 1710. But who started the fire, and why? Take a stroll down the oldest residential street in South Africa as you learn more, revelling in facts, fables, legend, and history!

Bookings and Enquiries:
Tel: +27 84 479 7262

Walking Tours

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