Why visit Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is a university town, celebrating intellectual excellence and creative expression through theatre, art and classical music. It is a town of culture, where open air amphitheatres offer performances on summer evenings with a back drop of spectacular scenery.
Stellenbosch is an artistic town, home to some of the finest works by South African artists, housed in galleries and exhibited on the streets. It hosts the Rupert Museum which showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. Officially opened in February 2005, the Rupert Museum now houses over 350 works, and can be regarded as the premier collection of contemporary South African art from the period 1940 to 1970.
It is a town to discover on foot, by day or by night; a town that invites exploration at different times, cultural/historical tours by day, wine, cuisine and live music by night.
Stellenbosch is a town of world class food and wine; offering some of the finest wines in the world, complimented by the best food in the country. Top 10 restaurants are complimented by a diverse and eclectic collection of restaurants to accommodate all palates. Presently Stellenbosch boasts 4 out of the top 10 EAT OUT restaurants in the South Africa: Jordan, Overture, Rust en Vrede and Terroir.
The side-walk café culture adds a cosmopolitan flavour to this beautiful town.
Stellenbosch is unique, both as a destination and a base from which to explore. It is central to the Winelands, close to Cape Town and other surrounding areas. A mere 40 minutes’ drive will get you to Cape Town International Airport, and within an hour and a half from leaving Stellenbosch you can be Whale watching in Hermanus.
Stellenbosch is a town of leisure, sport, culture and academia, exploring the diversity that is South Africa, offering a range of experiences that encapsulate the best of what makes our country great.