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Unique Things to Do in Stollenbosch in South Africa (+Useful Info)

Stellenbosch in South Africa offers an abundance of experiences for any type of traveler, from tons of wine-related activities to museums, biking, and tours. This town is famous for its wineries and for being so close to Cape Town which is one of the top travel destinations in the country, people usually visit the town on day trips, to do wine tours, but there are a lot more unique things to do in Stellenbosch and here I’m going to list the best ones.

Stollenbosch in South Africa

Where it’s located?

Stellenbosch is a town in the Western Cape of South Africa. It is situated about 50 km east of Cape Town on the banks of the Eerste River, a 1-hour drive or a bit more. Stellenbosch is a major wine-producing town and also one of the oldest towns in South Africa. You’ll find tons of historical buildings, museums, galleries, bars, and restaurants while you’re checking south african casino sites.

How to get there?

Since you’ll probably be in Cape Town, like most tourists, you’ll have a wide variety of options to get to Stellenbosch from Cape Town. The quickest way to get to the town is with your own car (rental or private), and it should only take about 50 minutes to get there.

Other options for getting to Stellenbosch are by bus or train. Though, I wouldn’t recommend any of those options. Bus trips usually take 1+ hour, while trains can take a lot more, up to 2 hours! If you’re opting to go this route, make sure to book your train or bus ticket beforehand and make sure to do it during the day.

Unique Things To Do in Stellenbosh

Town tour

There are many ways to do a town tour, you can choose, to do it on bikes or walking, I highly recommend you to go with a guide, it’s the best way to get the most out of the town and learn a lot about its past, facts and present while immersing a lot in its culture.

A guided tour will take you to all the important places to visit in the town and give you information about it. In this case, you’ll visit Dorp Street, where you will be taken to the past and check much well-kept historical building that was built in a Cape Dutch style. You’ll be able to check the Oom Samie a general store that’s frozen in time, also, the tour will take you to churches, a museum, and many more.

Go wine tasting 

You can’t say you visited the town if you didn‘t go to a wine tasting tours+. This’s probably one of the unique things to do in Stellenbosch. Being one of the oldest towns in South Africa, given the opportunity to have the first grapes planted in town, in the 17th century, and since then winemaking has been part of the town.

Actually, it’s so massive that you have a TON of different ways to enjoy a wine tour. From doing a general tour hop on hop off on a tuktuk visiting some wineries to doing different individual tours. For example, Delheim offers a unique wine tasting experience, you can drink while eating cupcakes, Spier offers a segway ride tour through the farm.

Myriad wine bars

In this town, you’ll never run out of bars and options to drink wine and taste the local drinks and foods. I would recommend you try some bars around the town until you find your favorite, head to a bar nearby at five pm, and you’ll a lot of people. Locals usually head to a bar after a day of work to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends before heading home.

Visit the Village Museum

If you did a town tour, you probably spot the well-kept Cape Dutch buildings. The Village Museum in Stellenbosh is a museum that showcases the history of the village, one of the best ways to immerse in how life used to be over there. The museum was established a long time ago, and it has been collecting artifacts and information about the town since then.

The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts from historic buildings such as the Old Dutch Reformed Church. It also has a large collection of photographs, drawings, and paintings done by local artists.

Visit the art galleries

Who doesn’t like galleries? One of the best ways to fully understand a culture is through its art and in Stollenbosch one of the best things to do is pay a visit to one of the many art galleries you can find in town, also if you fall in love with one of the paint why not buying one? And the biggest draw is most of them are within a walking distance.

You’ll not only find paintings, but sculptures, jewelry, and ceramic too. Some remarkable places to visit are Spier (which is located on one of the wine farms), the Stellenbosch Modern And Contemporary, and Dorpstraat Gallery.


As you can see, Stollenbosh in South Africa has many unique things to do, making it a worth visit if you are in the country. Getting yourself immersed in the culture of the place will give you an amazing and rewarding experience, all of this while using and tasting the long wine history of the town. Also, you sure will find more things to do while there.

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