is renowned worldwide for its quality wines and the spectacularly beautiful surroundings. The town boasts a mild Mediterranean climate, is situated in a magnificent mountain valley and is one of the prettiest towns in South Africa. Stellenbosch is centrally located and is only 28 km from Cape Town
International Airport making it the ideal base from which to explore the Western Cape
of South Africa
. A wide variety of quality accommodation options are on offer in and around Stellenbosch including condo rentals, seaside villa rentals, ocean view holiday homes, and vineyard villa rentals
Stellenbosch is situated at the head of the Eerste River Valley. The meaning of the valley comes from the word Eerste which means first as it was one of the first valleys in South Africa to be settled by the Dutch. The area is rich in history and the influence of many architectural styles from the last three centuries is seen in the meticulously restored buildings throughout the town. Selecting accommodation in Stellenbosch means accessibility to all of this from your vacation rental.
Stellenbosch is home to one of the most prestigious old wine regions in the world and this is the premier attraction to the area. With over 180 wineries in the area the possibilities are endless. Drive the Stellenbosch Wine Route
, explore the myriad of wineries available to you in the region, or sit back and relax at your very own vacation rental located right on a vineyard estate. Warm South African hospitality combined with outstanding winemaking and top notch accommodations will certainly add up to the vacation of a lifetime.
Although wine is the major draw to Stellenbosch, there are many other activities to keep you busy in the awe inspiring Eerste River Valley. The town contains finely preserved examples of the Cape-Dutch style of domestic architecture and a guided architectural tour will provide some historical context of the area for your visit. It is well worth spending an hour or two walking the historic trail that winds through the town and a journey through the colorful townships is a great way to spend an afternoon. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
has a variety of vacation rentals in Stellenbosch, the perfect base to explore this magnificent area: privately-owned villas, condo rentals, and vacation home rentals.
Golfers can choose from 3 top class golf courses within Stellenbosch itself and another 8 within 25 minutes drive. The Stellenbosch Golf Club, Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate, and the De Zalze Wineland and Golf Estate are located within the town itself and can be easily reached from your Stellenbosch vacation rental. Hiking, mountain biking, game viewing and hunting, fishing, helicopter tours and hot-air ballooning
are just some of the adventure activities Stellenbosch offers. Because of the endless delights available in and around Stellenbosch, many first class villas, condo rental, vacation home rental, and other forms of lodging and accommodations are available to you.