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One of the Wine Cellars in Stellenbosch South Africa


Stellenbosch South Africa
Discover & Find the Old City Secrets

Stellenbosch South Africa is the second oldest town in the country with oak-lined streets, water furrows and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Every effort is made to preserve the town’s 19th century atmosphere of calm and elegance. Stellenbosch is the centre of the county’s best known wine-producing area. You'll have the opportunity to sample wine or do a cellar tour at any of the 41 cellars (estates, cellars and co-operative wineries) available.


STELLENBOSCH SOUTH AFRICA TOUR DETAILS
Distance: 145 km / 90 miles
Duration: Full day
Best time: All year
Excluded: Lunch, drinks
Price: R1250.00 pp for 2 persons per day, R850.00 pp for 3 persons per day, R700.00 pp 4+ persons per day.
Included: Entrance / tasting fees, certified driver/guide, a/c vehicle and gasoline Note: All your tours can be customized


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Stellenbosch area1. STELLENBOSCH CITY TOUR ON FOOT

Wear comfortable shoes and prepare yourself for a leisurely walk around the museums and galleries. Traditional Cape fare is served in many restaurants housed in historical buildings. This is the only way you can truly appreciate the cultural heritage of Stellenbosch South Africa.


2. GROSVENOR HOUSE
Grosvenor House was the first and presently the only double-storey house in Stellenbosch and built by C.L. Neethling. One characteristic of this house is the flat plastered roof. Some neo-classical elements can be observed in the grooved pilasters and temple-shaped doorframe.


3. DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH
The history of the church dates back to before 1710 when the first pioneer church burnt down. Afterwards two thatched roof churches were built and today we have the lofty neo-gothic church with its tall spine. The final construction work to the church was the completion of the steeple in 1866.


4. THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
The premises of the Theological Seminary are the most historical in Stellenbosch South Africa. It was on this former island, on the banks of the Eerste River, where Simon van der Stel proclaimed “Stellenbosch”. The island disappeared when the Eerste River came down in flood during the 1770s. The present imposing appearance of the seminary dates back from 1905 and is that of a house in the 1860s.


5. COLONY HOUSE
Colony houses were built as lodgings for College of Law officials. This house contains remnants of the oldest dwelling that stood on this site in 1694. The first resident minister lived here for 4 years before committing suicide in 1704. The house is subsequently enlarged into a gabled house with ornamental plastered benches at the end of the stoep.


6. OOM SAMIE SE WINKEL
The name relates to a previous owner of the shop, Samie Volsteedt, who lived in the house next door. The store was a typical rural shop before chain stores made their appearance. Today, art- and wine-lovers should not miss this store. It's a highlight on this Stellenbosch South Africa tour.




wine tasting in Stellenbosch7. WINE TASTING IN STELLENBOSCH AREA
The Stellenbosch Wine Route, founded in April 1971, was the first of its kind in South Africa. you have the opportunity to sample the regions famous wines while enjoying superb scenery. With Stellenbosch as central point, 41 cellars (estates, cellars and co-operative cellars) are easy to access and enjoy.



Jonkershoek Mountains8. HELLS HOOGTE PASS
Hells Hoogte Pass or literally Hell’s Heights meaning “Steep Heights”. Hell’s Hoogte Pass connects Stellenbosch with the Franschhoek Valley and was built in 1854 and is a scenic drive through the Jonkershoek Mountains and Simonsberg. En-route on the Hells’s Hoogte Pass one experience how the Jonkershoek Mountain changes its shape dramatically from a different point of view.


Spier wine estate9. SPIER
The estate has recently been renovated and upgraded into a showpiece for the Cape winelands. Spier offers much to the visitor. One can relax and spend the whole day at Spier. A cheetah breeding project, Eagle encounters and horses for equestrian and pony rides for children forms part of the property. Picnic baskets for sale are to be enjoyed under the lovely trees around a huge pond. Other attractions are wine tasting, a wine shop, an open air amphitheatre that offers live jazz, classical and light music in summer and much more.


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