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.
For more information on what to do in Stellenbosch, visit the official Stellenbosch Tourism website.
June is an enjoyable month in Stellenbosch, with an average temperature varying between 16.2°C (61.2°F) and 8.7°C (47.7°F). Sunrise is between 07:41 and 07:50 and sunset between 17:43 and 17:50 in June. We recommend to pack a rain coat and/or umbrella as June is the first month of winter in the region.
About South Africa
Consistently voted as one of the top destinations around the world, South Africa is home to three tourism juggernauts: Cape Town, the country’s Mother City melting pot and wine capital nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain; the Garden Route, a road-trip stretch of forested coastline; and the Kruger National Park, the gem in South Africa’s wildlife crown.
In between these popular destinations is a patchwork of lesser-known treasures. Explore the unspoiled Whale Coast, experience the wild Eastern Cape and discover the quirky heart of the country in the semi-desert flatlands of the Karoo. Head to KwaZulu Natal for a melting pot of cultures, striking mountain landscapes and endless sandy beaches. Drive up the spectacular West Coast for fresh seafood, excellent surf breaks and quaint seaside villages.
For more information on travel experiences in South Africa, visit www.southafrica.net