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About Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is situated in the Western Cape in South Africa. Famous for its wines, Stellenbosh is a stunning backpacking tour destination.

Stellenbosch Budget Travel

Below is a list of Stellenbosch's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Cape Winelands Wine Tour

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Airports

Stellenbosch airports include the following:
•Cape Town International Airport

Birdlife

Stellenbosch birds are fairly prolific, with a wide range of endemic and migratory species to be found. Habitats vary from winelands to fynbos areas, with a large number of species to be found across gardens and wine farms.

Conservation

There are a number of Stellenbosch conservation projects in place to preserve and protect the region's precious ecosystems, birdlife and wildlife. Some of these projects include nature reserves Cheetah Outreach, which is one of the country's top cheetah rehabilitation programmes.

Malaria

Stellebosch is a malaria free zone, so you will not have to worry about malaria medication, unless you are planning to travel to a malaria zone in South Africa or to a known malaria zone country in Africa. If you are travelling to a malaria zone after your visit to Stellenbosch, talk to a local doctor about malaria medication you will need to take.

Money

Stellenbosch money and banking information includes:
•Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9h00, 15h00, and Saturdays from 8h30-11h30
•ATMs can be found across the entire city, especially within malls or shopping areas
•Online banking can be done at any internet cafe
•Foreign exchange facilities are widely available at malls, airport, hotels and banks
•Credit and debit cards are widely accepted at almost all shops, hotels and restaurants

Plants

Stellenbosch plants are extremely rich and diverse, with an entire floral kingdom to be found across the Cape. This floral kingdom is Fynbos, which comprises thousands of species found across mountains and woodlands surrounding the town. Vineyards lined by roses are also a common sight, with beautiful gardens throughout the town.

Safety Tips


•Stellenbosch is generally safe to visit however certain precautions are advised
•Keep valuables out of sight and secure in a moneybag under your shirt
•Do not walk around with cameras in full sight, especially in very crowded areas
•Do not leave valuables in your car in plain sight, smash and grabs can be common

Travel Books

Stellenbosch recommended travel books include:
•Time Out Cape Town: Winelands and the Garden Route by Time Out
•The Rough Guide to Cape Town and the Garden Route by Tony Pinchuck and Barbara McCrea
•Insight City Guide Cape Town by Dorothy Stannard
•Cape Town Travel Pack by Globetrotter
•Scenic Cape Town by Mark Skinner

Wildlife

Stellenbosch wildlife offers some great game viewing opportunities; however most large wildlife can only be found within the reserves. One of the most popular wildlife destinations is the Cheetah Outreach Programme at Spier wine farm, this venue offers close up views of cheetah as well as other species such as cervil.

 

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