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A Town for all Seasons Stellenbosch is the second-oldest and arguably the most scenically attractive and historically preserved town in South Africa. History is reflected in the neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern-Victorian architecture that bear witness to a proud and dignified heritage. The town’s academic history has its roots in the early nineteenth century when the Stellenbosch Gymnasium, the forerunner of today’s renowned Stellenbosch University, was established. Stellenbosch is a centre for ‘clean’ industry and is a sought-after location for business, ranging from entrepreneurs to major international companies, many of which have their head office in the town. There is a village atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle surrounded by nature, yet Stellenbosch is no more than half an hour’s drive from cosmopolitan Cape Town. Endless stretches of pristine white beach are within 15 minutes’ drive.
The mild weather and unique terroir is ideal for cultivating grapes and the region has produced world-class wines that have amassed countless international awards over the years. The first Wine Route, established in 1971, comprised 17 cellars - today the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes boasts more than 152 members. Brandy, one of South Africa’s finest products, is distilled in various cellars throughout the winelands. The tranquil, friendly town offers a plethora of activities and events for young
and old, the adventurer, nature-lover, music and art-lover, and history buff. Unsurpassed scenery with views over vineyards, mountains and orchards provide excellent photographic opportunities.
In summer, jagged lines of oak trees etched against white walls transform the streets into cool, shady tunnels. Stroll along the streets and secluded lanes and soak up the atmosphere. Mingle with the locals at an open-air coffee shop or bistro, or titillate your taste buds with fine local fare or international cuisine at one of over 80 restaurants and eateries. Hike through vineyards and along mountain trails that have been the source of inspiration to poets and artists for centuries, or relax at one of the many health resorts and spas located in the town, amid rolling vineyards, or set snugly against a beautiful mountain backdrop.
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Contents A Town for all Seasons Contents Welcome to Stellenbosch General Info & Travel Tips Plan Your Trip Calendar of Events Trips & Tours Village Shopping The Arts Route 360 Arts & Crafts Business Conferences, Events & Weddings Health & Wellness Attractions & Activities Go Wild! Golfing in the Winelands Sport & Adventure Wining & Dining Picnics & Markets Jan Marais Nature Reserve Accommodation Innovation and Learning Stellenbosch Wine Routes Stellenbosch Wine Routes Quick Index
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Stellenbosch 360 36 Market Street, Stellenbosch 7600 P.O. Box 368, Stellenbosch 7599 Tel: 021 883 3584 | Fax: 021 882 9550 Email: email@example.com Web: www.stellenbosch.travel MyStellenbosch | @MyStellenbosch OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 08h00 - 17h00 (May - August: 09h00 - 17h00), Saturday 09h00 - 14h00, Sunday & Public Holidays 09h00 - 13h00 The office is closed on 25 December, 26 December and Good Friday. Above opening hours are for both Stellenbosch Tourism and Wine Routes. Produced & Published by: MindWorks - Cathy Retief-Neil Tel: +27 (0)21 853 7321 Email: cathy @mind-works.co.za Design & Layout: Rupert Pluck - iLike Design | Research and Content: MindWorks Printing: Paarl Media | Photographic contributions: Jürgen Bolz, Neil Burns, Jacques Ensink, Linda Fourie, Oliver Heistein, Marlize Stander, Erhardt Thiel, Adéle Toua, Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, Tokara. Cover illustration: Fanakalo – a small design studio in South Africa that specialises in design, illustration and packaging, and usually ‘braais’ on Fridays – www.fanakalo.co.za Art Route Map Illustration: Lisa Steyn – www.lisa-steyn-illustration.blogspot.com Acknowledgements: Stellenbosch Wine Routes, Stellenbosch 360, Stellenbosch Municipality, Stellenbosch University, and The Advertisers. © Copyright: Stellenbosch360. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any part or form, without written consent from Stellenbosch360. Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in the Stellenbosch and its Wine Routes guide is accurate, the publisher cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or completeness of available information. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred as a result of the use of, or reliance on, such information.
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Welcome to Stellenbosch
I invite you to experience the old-world charm of the more sedate and pastoral lifestyle of yesteryear, while rubbing shoulders with a bustling community, student life with the creative energy of a modern, developing town. A rich variety of experiences spoils the visitor for choice; all within easy reach and in a pleasant semi-rural setting. Stellenbosch is a place in transition where the visitor has the opportunity to experience a variety of African cultures and religions, as well as engaging in the very process of ongoing change. Stellenbosch is steeped in history, but it also boasts a world-class university and internationally recognised research and innovation facilities, designed to keep the town at the forefront of finding solutions for 21st century challenges. Stellenbosch is like the vintage wines that it is justly famous for; its many nuances will linger with you and make the desire to return, irresistible. Alderman Conrad Sidego Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is synonymous with beautiful natural surroundings, historical buildings, and wine. Its people have the dynamism of youth with thousands of students, but also the wisdom of a long established community of academics, entrepreneurs and wine people. This mix is inspirational and, in many respects, unique. Stellenbosch360 derives its name from its aim to cover these unique features, as well as the many other faces of Stellenbosch. We strive to cover the full circle, uniting our townâ€™s diverse people
and its friends and visitors from all over the globe, in their love of our special place. S t e l l e n b o s c h â€™s i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y renowned university and other educational and research institutions give the town a vibrant and innovative atmosphere that is an important feature of its cultural and social life. We invite you to share our town with us. Enjoy its charm, taste its wine and above all, get to know us, its people. Stellenbosch 360 â€“ where the past, present and future form a perfect circle. Professor Andreas Van Wyk Chairman of Stellenbosch 360
Stellenbosch is a town of many facets - hence the name Stellenbosch 360 - a perfect circle that continues to grow and to embrace all that this historic town has to offer. Its many achievements and accolades range from being the Food & Wine Capital of South Africa to the Sports Capital, The Arts Capital and the Conference and Wedding Capital. The little town of yore has long since shrugged off its sleepy image, and today thousands of visitors flock to Stellenbosch, not only for holidays, but for weekend breaks, business events, conferences, weddings and festivals. Choose to surround yourself with history, or propel into the 21st century in one of our fine dining restaurants and ultra-modern, bespoke businesses. Our Route 360 culture tourism activities provide an opportunity to connect with and interact with locals -arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend! Stellenbosch is abuzz with an energy unique to university towns. The diversity of visitors from around the globe and the many performing and visual artists living and working here, add to the vibe. Welcome to this simultaneously pulsating and restful town.
Annemarie Ferns CEO Stellenbosch 3600
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General Info & Travel Tips
STELLENBOSCH is situated in the winelands region of the Western Cape Province, 40km from Cape Town.
Languages English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.
Access to Stellenbosch From Cape Town, on the N1 via the R304, R44 or R300 and M12, or the N2 via the R44 or R310.
HOSPITAL (PUBLIC): Stellenbosch Hospital – 021 887 0310 Medicross Stelkor: 021 887 0305 Campus Health Service: 021 808 3496 / 3494
Dial South Africa from Abroad Dial the international access code followed by the area code and the subscriber’s number, +27 21 883 3584. Cellphones (mobiles) are +27 followed by the service provider code and number e.g. +27 84 222 1234. Mobile phones can be hired at airport outlets. Blue public phone booths operate on coins only, green booths use the local Telkom card sold at Post Offices and selected stores.
Dial Inside South Africa Climate Summery months are from September to April. Daytime summer temperatures range from 25ºC to 34ºC and in winter, between 12ºC and 18ºC.
Emergency Numbers Police: 10111; Ambulance: 10177. Cellphone (Mobile) Emergency: MTN: 083 112; Vodacom: 082 147 and Cell C: 084 148.
Dial the area code (for e.g. 021 for Stellenbosch) and the subscriber number (883 3584), therefore 021 883 3584.
Dialing Codes for Major Cities Cape Town - 021 Durban - 031 East London - 043 Johannesburg - 011 Port Elizabeth - 041 Pretoria - 012
Health and Medical Services Hospitals provide emergency and casualty wards, and out-patient treatment. AMBULANCE SERVICE: Stellenbosch Hospital – 021 808 6100; Mediclinic – 021 861 2000; Stellenbosch Ambulance Service – 10177; ER24 – 084 124; Netcare911 – 082 911; Metro 021 937 0500. HOSPITAL (PRIVATE): Mediclinic (Private hospital) – 021 809 6500
Currency and Foreign Exchange Rand (R); 100 cents = R1. Notes are in R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10 denominations. Coins are R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c and 10c.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at commercial banks, American Express, Bidvest Bank Bureau de Change, Diners Club International and Bureaux de Change. Credit cards are accepted by most hotels, shops and restaurants. Travellers’ cheques are redeemable at banks and most major outlets, but have cash on hand for markets and informal traders.
stores open at 07h00 until late, seven days a week. Most larger petrol stations have 24-hour convenience stores.
Electricity 220/230 volts, 50 Hz. Currently, Load Shedding (power cuts) is being implemented nationally. For daily schedules, download a smartphone App on your devices respective App store.
Standard Time South Africa is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 1 hour ahead of Central European Winter Time, and 7 hours ahead of the USA’s Eastern Standard Winter Time.
Banking Hours Generally 09h00 to 15h30 or 08h30 to 16h00, Monday to Friday, and Saturday 08h30 to 11h00.
Post Office Weekdays 08h30 to 16h30 and 08h00 to 12h00 on Saturdays. Mail may be addressed ‘Poste Restante’ to any Post Office. Phonograms: 1028 or send from any Post Office; Telephone Enquiries: 1023.
Purchases are subject to Value Added Tax at 14%, which is redeemable upon departure on presentation of a Tax Invoice. VAT claims are on items exceeding R250 and on items leaving the country. VAT on hotel bills and items you have consumed in SA is not refundable. Visit www.taxrefunds.co.za for more information and to download the applicable forms.
Tipping (Gratuity) Telephone, Internet and Courier Services Services are readily available at post offices, internet cafés and selected retail outlets.
Trading Hours Weekdays 08h30 to 17h00 and 08h00 to 13h00 on weekends (may vary). Most chain stores, shopping malls and tourist shops are open Monday to Friday until 20h00 and later. Cafés and convenience
Airpor t/hotel por ters: R10-R15; Restaurants: 10% if gratuity is not included in the bill; Taxis: 10%. Car guards in public parking areas - R2-R5 recommended.
Safety South Africa’s reputation worldwide is that of a friendly, warm and hospitable people, however, as elsewhere in the world, the tourist should take certain precautions. Ask the locals about areas to avoid. Keep to well-lit areas after dark, lock your car and store your valuables in a hotel safe or your place of abode.
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Plan Your Trip By Road An excellent network links all major points within the Stellenbosch region and Cape Town and surrounds. Both the N1 and N2 National Roads link to Stellenbosch. Speed limit is 120km/h on open freeways, 80km/h on urban freeways and 60km/h in built-up areas.
Drive on the left side of the road. Road signage is in accordance with international codes. Foreign tourists require an international driver’s licence, or one from their country of origin that has been certified by their Consulate. It is against the law to make use of your cellular phone (mobile) while driving, and use of seat (safety) belts is compulsory. *Legal blood/alcohol limit: 0.05mg per 100ml (approx. one tot).
By Coach Elwierda: 021 418 4673 Greyhound: 083 915 9000 Intercape Mainliner: 0861 287 287 Translux: 0861 589 282
By Train Blue Train: 012 334 8459 Metrorail: 080 065 6463 Rovos Rail: 021 421 4020 Shongololo Express: 086 177 7014 Shosholoza Meyl: 086 000 8888
By Air FlySafair: 0871 351 351 Kulula.com: 0861 585 852 Mango: 086 100 1234 SA Airlink: 0861 359 722 SA Express: 0861 606 606 South African Airways: 0861 359 722
Metered Taxis & Hire Cars Budget Car Rental: 0861 016 622 Car Hire 4 U: 082 818 0030 Europcar Rental: 0860 011 344 First Car Rental: 0861 011 323 Hertz Rent a Car: 0861 600 136 Tempest Sixt Car Hire: 0861 836 7378 Thrifty Car & Van Rental: 0861 002 111 5*Car Rental: 082 783 2592 Metered minibus taxis can be hailed at taxi ranks, however they are generally crowded and operate along set routes, so you may prefer a private taxi.
Trips & Tours Take a guided walking tour or set off on your own after collecting a ‘Stellenbosch on Foot’ brochure from the Stellenbosch 360 office at 36 Market Street. For that special experience, enjoy a horsedrawn carriage ride through the vineyards. Self-drive is recommended for venturing farther afield. There are several guided tours of the town, winelands and outlying regions.
Calendar of Events January 23-24 - DelVera Full Moon Hike – 021 884 4752. 30 - Vensters – 082 787 9513 23-24 - Grape Stomping at Delheim – 021 888 4600 13 & 27 - Stellenbosch Street Soirees – www.wineroute.co.za Dream Launch & Trap Karre – 082 787 9513 Stellenbosch Wine Festival – 021 886 4310
Every Sunday – Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue – 021 888 4600
August 6 - Die Burger Mountain Bike Challenge – 021 884 4752 6 - The Amazing Wine Race – 084 511 1806 (Bjorn) Every Sunday - Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue – 021 888 4600 Bottelary Hills Wine Makers Lunch – 021 886 8275 Pick ’n Pay Women’s Walk
February 10 & 24 - Stellenbosch Street Soirees – www.wineroute.co.za 13 - DelVera Sunset Valentine’s Hike 14 - Valentine’s Day in the Winelands 21 - DelVera Full Moon Hike Bottelary Hills Wine Makers Lunch – 021 886 8275
24 - National Braai Day, Die Laan – 082 950 3847 24 - Heritage Day, Delheim – 021 888 4607 24 - Stellenbosch National Heritage Festival – firstname.lastname@example.org DelVera Full Moon Hike – 021 884 4752 Nederburg Auction – 021 809 7740
March 2-12 - Cape Classical Music Festival – 076 146 7737 (Gabie) 4-13 - Stellenbosch University Woordfees. – 021 886 5036 6 - Cape Town Cycle Tour – 087 820 7223 16 & 30 - Stellenbosch Street Soirees – www.wineroute.co.za 23 - DelVera Full Moon Hike
April 22 - DelVera Full Moon Hike – 021 884 4752 30-2 May - SA Cheese Festival, Sandringham Farm – 021 975 4440
May 8 - Delheim Mother’s Day – 021 888 4600 Bottelary Hills Wine Makers Lunch – 021 886 8275
June 4 - Stellenbosch Winter Fest, Lutheran Church – 021 887 5030 (Monica) 9 - Taste of Helderberg Jun & Jul - Wild Mushroom Forage, Delheim – 021 888 4600 Team Mountain Bike Relay, DelVera – 021 884 4752
July 2-11 - Chamber Music Festival – 021 808 2343 Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch – 021 886 8275
October 1 - Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, Spier – 021 852 0408 DelVera Full Moon Hike – 021 884 4752 Asparagus Festival, Dornier Estate – 021 880 0557
November 14-15 - Delheim MTB Weekend - MTB & Trail Run, Delheim – 021 888 4600 28 - Christmas Bazaar, Lutheran Church – 021 887 5030 (Monica) 29 - Die Burger Cycle Tour – 021 681 4333 Delvera Full Moon Hike – 021 884 4752 Dirtopia Trail Running & MTB, Delheim – 021 884 4752 Bottelary Hills Wine Makers Lunch – 021 886 8275
December Festival of White Lights, Spier – 021 809 1100 (Jeanette) Delvera Full Moon Hike – 021 884 4752 Christmas - Festival of Street Lights – 021 808 8497 Sunset New Years Hike, DelVera – 021 884 4752
Contact Stellenbosch 360 on 021 883 3584 or visit www.stellenbosch.travel
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Trips & Tours There are various ways to explore the town and surrounds or to venture farther afield into neighbouring towns, cities and coastal areas. For more ideas on day excursions and tours and for suggested itineraries for longer tours in and around Stellenbosch and beyond, pop in to the tourism office in Market Street, or log on to the website www.stellenbosch.travel
Walking is still the best way to explore and to soak up the beauty of the town. Take a guided walking tour or set off on your own. For a unique experience, pick up a map and information on Route 360 at the Stellenbosch 360 office and embark on a voyage of discovery about the many cultures that make up this historic town, by meeting the locals and sharing in their daily lives. Self-drive is recommended for venturing farther afield (most car rental agencies have a depot in town), or travel via shuttle. There are several tours of the town, winelands and excursions to outlying regions.
Tourist Guides & Tour Operators Adventure Shop – 021 882 8112 / email@example.com Bettina Shuttle – 021 887 0702 / firstname.lastname@example.org CapeAgri Tours – 082 570 7520 / email@example.com Hildegard Kidd (Individual Tours) – 082 779 2063 / firstname.lastname@example.org Jody Vaughan – 082 076 2958 / email@example.com Ras Safari Guide – 072 429 3011 / firstname.lastname@example.org Stellenbosch on Foot – 078 371 1363 (Inge) / 027 593 6026 (June) Tuk Tuk Stellies – 076 011 3016 / email@example.com
Base yourself in Stellenbosch and explore the Winelands, Boland, Overberg, Cape Town and Cape Peninsula 1 DAY Itinerary Meet with a local guide at the Stellenbosch 360 office, or purchase an Afrikaans, English, German or French map of ‘Stellenbosch on Foot’ and set off at your own pace. Visit the Village Museum; Toy Museum; Botanical Garden; Stellenbosch Art Gallery; ‘Oom Samie se Winkel’ and Dorp Street that is lined with magnificent oaks and fine examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture. Stroll along Church and Andringa streets with their maze of boutiques, and curio and gift shops, interlinked with sidewalk cafés, bistros and restaurants. Meals are a treat, with a plethora of eateries to choose from. Enjoy a fresh, organic salad and home-bakes, or opt for some traditional Cape fare – accompanied by some fine local wine, of course. Another suggestion for a day’s outing in the fresh winelands air, is a vineyard walk or a leisurely hike through the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.
3 DAY Itinerary DAY 1 – Stellenbosch Town Stellenbosch’s cultural heritage is unsurpassed (See pg 15 - The Arts) and is depicted in local art galleries, antique shops and the Village Museum. The best way to discover the town’s treasures, is to stroll along the shady lanes, camera in hand. The Stellenbosch University campus is strewn throughout the town and boasts fine architecture, rolling lawns and beautiful gardens. (See 1 DAY Itinerary).
DAY 2 – Stellenbosch and the Winelands Explore the winelands and titillate your taste buds with some of the finest awardwinning wines. Daily wine-tasting, cellar tours and sales are available at most cellars. Many have restaurant and picnic facilities as well as accommodation, gift shops, art galleries, amphitheatres, wildlife experiences and carriage rides, to name a few attractions and activities. There are cycle routes, walks and hiking trails and horse-trails aplenty.
The myriad wine farms are an epicurean delight and well worth a day’s outing – or several days! Not only can you titillate your taste buds with award-winning wines, but there is entertainment and attractions galore – for the whole family (see pg 97-99).
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Trips & Tours Good food and wine go hand-in-hand and, with over 80 restaurants to choose from, some of which feature under South Africa’s Top 10 Restaurants, you will be spoiled for choice.
Our friendly Kayamandi Township is well worth a visit. Join a Cultural Tour and meet the locals in their Spaza Shops and African Restaurants. Visit crafters and community centres. Book an overnight Homestay, where you will have the opportunity to live with a local African family and be part of all the household rituals and food preparation.
safaris and 4x4 trails, horse-riding, golf, mountain biking and hiking. Most sports clubs offer activities such as badminton, boating, bowls, cycling, swimming, squash and tennis. There is also an equine sports centre. Stellenbosch is the ideal base from which to explore the Winelands and is a scenically splendid 20 - 30 minutes’ drive from the pristine beaches of the Strand and Gordons Bay.
DAY 3 – Outdoor and Adventure Discover the diversity of the region by participating in an adventure sport, relax while fishing, or get up close and personal with nature’s creatures. For the energetic, some of the more strenuous activities include abseiling, mountaineering, canoeing, flying, paintball,
ZEE’S CAPE TOURS Tours and Transfers are our business. We provide a quality, safe and pleasurable learning experience. Explore The Peninsula, Garden Route, Winelands and Country. Enjoy Hiking and Adventure tours that will exceed your greatest expectations. Explore, Dream and Travel
Tel: 021 987 6206 | Cell: 071 892 8459 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.zeescapetours .co.za
Wildlife There are also wildlife experiences to be had: Eagle Encounters at Spier, Cheetah Outreach on the R44 near Somerset West, Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary, Vredenheim Game & Big Cats Park, Saxenburg Safari Wine Tasting, Monkey Town on the N2 towards Sir Lowry’s Pass, Butterfly World at Klapmuts and Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm at Simondium. (See pages 34-37)
021 8864651 email@example.com www.winetour.co.za 12 Market Street, Stellenbosch
MYRIAD AFRICA TRAVEL Experience the Winelands with travel writer and Lonely Planet guidebook author James Bainbridge. Our cultural tours of Cape Town and the Western Cape discover the ﬁnest wine estates, sights and mountain passes. We also organise travel in other parts of the country, including Kruger National Park. From Table Mountain to the rustic farmlands, travel in comfort with a knowledgeable guide. Tel: 023 614 1070 | Cell: 083 624 3628 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.myriadafrica.com
SEGWAY SPIER VINEYARD TOURS - ON SEGWAYS! WINNER of Most Unusual Attraction on a WineRoute. Fun for the whole family (10yrs+). Magniﬁcent views of Stellenbosch mountains and even Table Mountain. This unique one-of-a-kind experience offers a fun and memorable way to explore the vineyards at Spier. 1-2 hour & Sunset Tours (from R275 p/p) Tel: 021 809 1157 | Cell: 074 142 2307 Email: email@example.com Web: www.segwaytours.co.za Spier Wine Farm / -33.97310, 18.78220
VINE HOPPER WINE TOUR The Vine Hopper is the only way to experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route by hopping on anywhere and hopping off any time on our route! We have 2 routes with each of the routes visiting 6 very different wine estates in the Stellenbosch region. You decide where to go and how long you want to stay! Tel: 021 882 8112 | Cell: 084 492 4992 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.vinehopper.co.za -33.93964, 18.85458
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Village Shopping Both a university town and prime tourist destination, Stellenbosch is a shopper’s paradise, where you can enjoy a daily ‘shopping holiday’. Stroll along the oak-lined streets and lanes of the town, with its mountain backdrop, and browse through shops ranging from small local produce stores to large, modern malls. Stellenbosch has seven main shopping centres, namely Die Boord Shopping Centre, Eikestad Mall, Simonswyk Centre, Stellenbosch Square, Stelmark Square and Stone Village.
There are fashion boutiques, gift shops, bric-a-brac, clockmakers, wine merchants, art galleries, antique stores, diamond dealers, and speciality shops, where one can browse for that special something.
Take the time to stop off for a glass of chilled local wine or aromatic cup of coffee and mingle with the local folk at a sunny sidewalk café, bistro or pub.
Historic Dorp Street is a national monument and boasts shops, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and bistros, and general stores; the most renowned being Oom Samie se Winkel that dates back to 1904 and is a Stellenbosch institution. Don’t miss the local slow food market, fresh produce market or farm stalls dotted along the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
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The Arts Music and art are deeply imbedded in Stellenbosch society. South Africaâ€™s oldest music school, the Stellenbosch Conservatoire, has its home in this important cultural centre, and there is a collection of galleries and museums housing national and international art collections worth viewing.
The Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust (SOST) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2011. Through sponsorships and donations SOST is able to bring art which would normally only be enjoyed in exclusive galleries or sculpture parks to the streets of Stellenbosch for all to enjoy. These annual outdoor exhibitions
are now in their sixth year. Placing art in the open has the power to energize our public spaces and transform the spaces where we live, work, and play into more welcoming and thought-provoking environments. Exposure to the arts helps expand our thinking and encourages dialogue and creativity. www.sost.co.za
Association include talks at monthly meetings by artists and experts on the many facets of art. The association also offers art exhibitions where members can participate, workshops, art appreciation excursions and school holiday programmes for children. The office of the Association, situated next to University Museum, is open three mornings during the week, where members of the public are welcome to join. Tel: 021 8083668 or follow us on Stellenbosch Arts Association Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sun.ac.za/kunsartstel
The University Museum is a leading museum of the 21st century. The museum is located in the old Bloemhof school for girls. Built in 1907 , this charming building is a declared provincial heritage site. The museum houses and exhibits the rich artistic and cultural heritage collection of Stellenbosch University.
The museum is open to members of the public and is well worth a visit. In the spirit of making visual arts and heritage accessible to all, entrance is free. However donations are welcome. Open: 09h00-16h30, Monday to Saturday. 52 Ryneveld Street. Tel: 021 808 3695 Stellenbosch Ar ts Association promotes all forms of visual art and aims to create an active visual arts culture amongst members of all communities of our town. We support the development of artistic talents and skills, as well as the appreciation of art, and believe that the lives of people are enriched by experiencing art. The activities of the
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