Places to Visit in Stellenbosch


These farms were constructed in 1902 and were most likely designed by one of the famous architects, Sir Herbert Baker. They are located on Aan-de Wagen Road in the city.

Many of the oak trees in this city were declared to be historical monuments on many different streets. These streets include Church, Pastorie, Drostdy, Crozier, Ryneveld, Bird, Van Riebeeck and Andringa.

This cottage, which is constructed of thatch, has dormer windows and side gables made of concavo convex glasses. It is located on Alexander Street.

This farm has a pond that is full of crocodiles and every 45 minutes they give a tour of the area. This farm is home to more than 1,000 crocodiles and you can touch the baby reptiles. You can even watch them eat.

One of the best ways to explore the city is to do it on the back of a horse. If you have luck on your side you will be able to view many different animals, including giraffes, elands, springbok and even zebras.

This is an old church and is one of the oldest in the city. It was originally constructed in 1823 and in 1840 a northern wing had been added to the structure. It is famous for the pulpit that is inside the building as well.

This church is across from the Drostdy Hotel and is considered to be a historical monument in the city. This church is small and quaint with roofs constructed of thatch.

This is one of the best known buildings in the city and it has been converted into a museum. The museum features different artefacts about the history of the military in the city.

This museum opened on March 23, 1962 and it is located smack dab in the middle of the city. The museum hosts 4 different houses from different periods that show how the people lived during specific times as well as the distinct types of architecture used over the years.

This small garden can be viewed within 1 hour and houses different plants from all over the world. This is one of the oldest gardens attached to the university in the city and the foundation was laid down in 1925.

This safari only lasts around 40 minutes at the most, but it will give you an extremely detailed tour of the Big 5 Vineyard. There are amazing views during the tour and you will leave fully enlightened about the different types of grapes raised here and the wines that are produced.

This art gallery has been around for around 24 years and is home to many paintings that were created by masters of South African origin. They also specialize in framing, as well as having postcards, cards and prints of different paintings available for sale.

This is a fully functioning farm and they grow many different types of produce, including vegetables, grapes and strawberries. Here you can enjoy many different activities, including hiking, laser games, picnics, paint balls and many other outdoor activities.

This centre is a good place that gives the visitors the ability to view the many different species of birds and other wildlife. There are also a jumping castle and jungle gyms that are available for the kids to enjoy.

This is a store and the name translates into “Uncle Samie's Store” and it should be one of the top places to stop. You can find anything at this store, including straw yard brooms that are made by hand, arts and crafts, clothing and even fruits and vegetables.

This golf club can be found on the banks of the Blaauwklippen River and near the mountain range called Stellenbosch. There are many different facilities here, including a restaurant and terrace, bar and lounge, golf shop and driving range.

This hostel for men was founded in 1961 and there are a variety of activities that can be found here. There is a huge courtyard that can be used for parties and other functions and even a home for the manager of the hostel.

This tour company was founded a mere 10 years ago and they serve the Kegelberg Biosphere and Elgin Valley reserves. They take you on tours using ATV, which are 4 wheelers, so that you can experience the hardest, and most beautiful, places to get to.

This sports centre can be found on the R44 and has many different horse-oriented activities available. You can tour some of the vineyards that are situated nearby on horseback and there are only a few that allow horses inside their vineyards, so make sure to take advantage of that.

This tram gives a tour that allows you to get on and off and experience the valley of Franschhoek in a different way. At every stop, there is always something to do, even if it is just a wine tasting, and what better way to relax than by drinking some wine?

These clinics are abound in South Africa and they have a huge range of treatments, including medical and other treatments. Here you can get treatments such as laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation and much more.

One of the best ways to experience the city is to take a bike ride and it is also great exercise. There are a huge variety of bikes that can be rented as well as a huge variety of different places to explore like Jonkershock, Delvera and many more.

This restaurant is the place for family friendly meals and bistro treats. Here you can get anything from pizza to pastries, burgers, steaks and even the most delicious of deserts.

This restaurant was first opened in 1977 and serves amazing food and a huge selection of fine wines. You can get a variety of dishes here, including Oxtail, Meraai's chicken pie and Bobotie.

There is a huge variety of traditional foods that should be tried in the city, including droëwors and biltong. Also, make sure to try the many different varieties of wine that are produced in this area.

This is a musical experience that is combined with dining. There are shows every Friday and the food is typical African fare and the music is a combination and they often honour many different singing legends such as Johnny Clegg, Miriam Makeba and even Mango Grove.

If you are looking for a place to go have a few drinks and dance while listening to music, then this is the place to go. They serve food, drinks and are open from 11pm until really late.

This is a popular with the working class as well as with the students. The music that is played here is typically provided by a DJ and is one of the hottest spots in the city.

This market is held at the Audacia Wines Farm and is held every weekend from 9am until 3:30pm. Not only will you find numerous stalls that are offering preserves, confectioneries and homemade goods for sale, but you will also find good food and drinks.

When you are looking for the department stores there is only 1 place you need to go and that is to Stellenbosch Square. There are many different stores here and you will be able to find anything and everything that you need or want inside them.

This market is held at Oude Libertas and happens every weekend on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. You will be able to find many different local ingredients here, including free range chickens, porcini mushrooms that are locally grown, sour dough bread, cheeses that were hand crafted and other delicious food items.

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