Cheapest car hire in Stellenbosch
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*daily rates in Stellenbosch based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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Useful things to know about Stellenbosch
- Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest city, founded in 1679 and is known as the ‘Oak City’ for the hundreds of oak treess that line its streets
- Stellenbosch is in the middle of the Cape Winelands and is recognised across the world as one of the finest new world wine regions
- The town began as a Dutch colony and developed rapidly but was almost totally destroyed by fire thirty years later
Stellenbosch Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Stellenbosch?
The city was founded nearly 350 years ago and named after the governor of Cape Colony making it the second oldest settlement in South Africa. The early settlers were Dutch and there is plenty of Dutch architecture from the early days despite the town having to be rebuilt after a devastating fire in the early 18th century. Immigration of Huguenots brought about the introduction of grapes to the valley which soon became an important industry once the ideal environment was recognised. Today the town remains famed for its history and wine and is a popular tourist destination.
How do I get to Stellenbosch?
There is a small airfield at Stellenbosch but it is only for light aircraft so unless you’re going to charter a private plane you’ll need to fly to Cape Town
, only just over half an hour away and drive from there. The proximity of Cape Town Airport
means that international travellers will find it easy to get to Stellenbosch from Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Africa. Public transport is available at the airport but most people choose to hire a car at Cape Town Airport unless they’re on package tours.
What Should I do When in Stellenbosch?
The main reason people come to Stellenbosch is to visit the vineyards and a number of them operate guided tours and tastings whilst some have their own top quality restaurants serving delicious food accompanied by the estate’s wine. There are also a number of historic buildings you should see in Stellenbosch with the Stellenbosch Museum being your first stop.
Latest Update from Stellenbosch:
- A wonderful experience, both socially and visually, is the annual Del Vera Hi Tec Full Moon Hike which this year takes place on the 29th October. The six mile walk along a marked trail is breathtaking in the moonlight and on the way you'll get views of Table Mountain and see some of the Koppie's nocturnal wildlife.