Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and is known for its natural beauty and oak-lined avenues, Cape Dutch architecture, history and culture and, of course, its wine routes.
Stellies – as it’s affectionately known – is a university town, so despite its heritage it retains a youthful vibe. Surrounded by wine farms, the town is abuzz with hotels, wine shops, cafés, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and museums. It’s quite small, so park your car and wander around on foot.
The Stellenbosch Wine Routes – the largest and oldest in the country – encompass more than 200 wine and grape producers in the region, which are divided into five sub-routes: Greater Simonsberg, Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch Valley, Stellenbosch Berg and Helderberg, each with unique wines, climates and charm.
Please note that GWO 2023 is held in Stellenbosch, which is approximately 50km from Cape Town City Centre. Please ensure that you secure your accommodation close to Stellenbosch.
For more information on what to do in Stellenbosch, visit the official Stellenbosch Tourism website.