Set against the backdrop of exquisite mountain landscapes and with rolling vineyards and farmlands all around, Stellenbosch is one of the most picturesque destinations in the country. It is the premier wine
growing region of the country and one of Western Cape's main attractions for its stunning collection of historic white-washed Cape Dutch architecture, top class wine farms and as the home of Stellenbosch University, one of the continent's premier universities which attracts students from all over the world.
Stellenbosch is the second oldest settlement South Africa and is fondly known as the 'Eikestad' or city of oaks for the stunning old Oak trees that line the streets. Established on the banks of the Eerste River in
1679 by Simon van der Stel, the then Governor of the Cape, Stellenbosch is well-known for its hundreds of wine estates and excellent restaurants, but is also full of interesting museums and art galleries, hotels, Airbnbs, guest houses and B&Bs, as well as a variety of bars and clubs.
It is a famous university town for the past 100 years with a cosmopolitan culture with an interesting mix of locals, students and tourists from all over the globe. There are many historic buildings and attractions in and around the town. Dorp Street is a national monument and along with Church Street is lined with many historic buildings, hotels, shops, boutiques, art and craft stores and a host of street cafés and diners.
Stellenbosch offers excellent infrastructure with a busy commercial and business centre which serves the surrounding farms as well as a vibrant local population including the students.
As a centre of educational excellence and in addition to the university, Stellenbosch also offers excellent schools such as Paul Roos and private schools including a Curro, Waldorf and more.
The town and surrounds form part of the many wine routes and there are over 100 wine farms to choose from, most with cellars and tasting facilities. Many of the farms date back to the late 1600s and were some of the first established in the Cape. Popular brand names include Blaauwklippen, Spier, Lanzerac, Delaire Graff, Tokara, Delheim, JC Le Roux, Neethlingshof, Beyerskloof, Meerlust en Overgaauw.
Stellenboch is also the home of Bergkelder, the home of Fleur du Cap cut deep into the slopes of the Papegaaiberg and Distell, the home of popular brands such as Klipdrift, Amarula, Hunter's, Savanna and
Stellenbosch property is highly sought after and regarded as an excellent investment. Property options are diverse, ranging from lifestyle and wine farms to vineyard estates and property in the town, ranging from apartments and townhouses to beautiful houses and historic properties.
Seeff Stellenbosch offers a team of estate agents with unique local area insight to assist with all your property needs, from sales to rentals.