Stellenbosch General Information
Stellenbosch, the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town, is undeniably the most picturesque and historically-preserved town in Southern Africa. Stellenbosch villas and self catering vacation rentals often illustrate the elegant Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture that has made this area famous and so well loved. Ideally situated in a magnificent mountain valley outside of Cape Town, Stellenbosch boasts a mild Mediterranean climate and is the ideal destination from which to explore the Cape Winelands, Cape Town itself and the Cape Peninsula.
The Stellenhosch Wine Route, the oldest in the Cape, is an absolute must for all holiday visitors to Cape Town - whether you're an apprentice or wine connoisseur. Visit any of the world famous wine estates, order a picnic basket, taste the wines and then take a few bottles home to your private Cape Town villa for a memorable evening. For the adventurous types, explore these famous Cape Town Winelands on horseback, or book a wine tour and let someone else do the driving, whilst you sample the internationally acclaimed wines Stellenbosch has to offer.
An academic University town, Stellenbosch has a bustling sidewalk café scene in the true French tradition, excellent gourmet restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife for all ages. If you don't feel like cooking at your vacation rental accommodation, eating out in Stellenbosch is an experience not to be missed, with restaurants offering everything from traditional South African fare to continental and exotic fusion cuisine.
There are several excellent golf courses in the area, including the Stellenbosch Golf Club and Devonvale. If you're into fly-fishing, the Idas Valley Dams are the spot for you. Nestled in a forest at the foot of the majestic Simonsberg, these two trout still-waters contain some of the largest rainbow, brown and elusive golden trout in Cape Town, and in fact South Africa.
Book a luxury vacation villa in Stellenbosch or self-catering accommodation here, and you'll never run out of things to see and do - from scenic drives, wine tours and tasting, to hiking, horse riding and climbing. With its warm country climate, exquisite scenic surroundings, endless tourist attractions and close proximity to Cape Town, Stellenbosch is the perfect holiday destination.
Cape Villa Collection offers the above luxury vacation rentals accommodation in Stellenbosch.