Photo Diary: Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

Photo Diary: Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

by Francine Simon February 22, 2018

A Photo Blog of Stellenbosch in the beautiful Cape Winelands

For this week's blog, I decided to put together photographs of the second oldest European settlement in South Africa, Stellenbosch. This town is situated just 45 minutes out of Cape Town and is the one of the major hearts of South Africa's Winelands. It's a fantastic place to visit in the warmer months, however, winter can also be quite beautiful, though cooler. The town itself is filled with amazing Cape Dutch architecture. 

Church in Stellenbosch

 

Church in Stellenbosch

 

Church Street in Stellenbosch

There are numerous churches of varying demominations; some of which date back to the 1800s. 

Sculpture in Stellenbosch

 

Art in Stellenbosch

 

Sculpture in Stellenbosch

 

Art in Stellenbosch

Artwork is everywhere in Stellenbosch. From paintings to sculptures and other quaint artworks in the form of, for instance, bicycle racks. There are art galleries everywhere too so take a break from the beautiful architecture and check out some intriguing South African art.

Cafe in Stellenbosch

 

Alleyway in Stellenbosch

 

Street view in Stellenbosch

The streets are great for a walking tour, as is the very town itself. Stellenbosch university is embedded in the town so you can walk between the old university buildings that are equally beautiful and historical. 

Cafe in Stellenbosch

 

Cafe in Stellenbosch

 

Cafe in Stellenbosch

Stopping by any coffee shop or café is a treat in Stellenbosch. My personal favourites are Meraki, De Warenmakt and Bird Cage. But really, you can't go wrong with any coffee place in this town. Don't get me started with the restaurants. That's a whole other blog post! My very, very favourite is Genki; a Japanese-style sushi and tapas spot with amazing Plum Sake. 

Old Building in Stellenbosch

It really is worth it to take a walk through central Stellenbosch. If you are on one of our tours or activities ad have the time to spare, I encourage you to walk around and take loads of pictures!

Town Hall in Stellenbosch

And of course, stop off for a sneaky ice cream in the warmer months!

Ice Cream in Stellenbosch

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