Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Stellenbosch

Colonial Estate in the Helderberg MtnsThe eastern Cape Town suburb of Stellenbosch is a charming and picturesque town with some fine colonial architecture set in a spectacular valley. This is the heart of South Africa's wine producing land thanks to its excellent climate and nutrient rich soils. Within this beautiful environment are a variety of hotels and holiday accommodations, ranging from five-star hotels in the famous Winelands, to more modest guesthouses and cheap hotels, all benefiting from glorious surroundings and an abundance of delicious wine! Seated in a shallow valley, the town enjoys views of the mountains and tree-clad hills that surround it. Known as a centre of technology, it is also a fervent supporter of rugby, and nearly every resident supports a team, the local Maties Rugby Club being a favourite.

Top Stellenbosch Attractions

Stellenbosch Vineyard with mountains in backgroundFrom hiking in the outstanding natural landscapes to visiting the many art galleries within the Stellenbosch Winelands region, there is a variety of attractions to keep holidaymakers satisfied, but none more so than a visit to one of the local vineyards.

The Warwick Wine Estate is a historic winery offering a fabulous Gourmet Picnic Lunch experience, or try the beautiful Tokara estate for free wine tastings and contemporary restaurant.

A walk along Dorp Street will allow you to experience the city's rich history, and you can finish the day at one of the many museums or galleries around town. Stellenbosch's rich soils produce more than grapes, so stop by one of the many gardens, nurseries or flower and herb vendors whilst on holiday.

Arts and Entertainment

This is a cultured and artistic region of South Africa, with a thriving jazz scene and some fabulous galleries and museums. Take a trip to the Rupert Museum with its classic vintage cars, or try the Village Museum with its beautiful examples of Cape Dutch houses, the architectural style that is prominent in this historic colonial region. 

Accommodation, driving and car rental

Stellenbosch accommodation offers a great variety of hotels. Within Stellenbosch town there are some beautiful Dutch colonial properties converted into lovely guesthouses, while the surrounding Stellenbosch Winelands have some charming manor houses and hotels that combine wine tours with exceptional levels of comfort. Cheap hotels in Stellenbosch Winelands can be cosy bed and breakfasts or friendly guesthouses set within some of the pretty farms or estates in the region. 

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

 

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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