Daytime activities and daytrips
The heart of the town lies in the oak-lined and historic Dorp (Afrikaans for "town") Street. With its venerable old buildings, this is the University of Stellenbosch´s main thoroughfare, a place where modern student life sits comfortably side by side with the town's history and architectural heritage.
Hiking trails range from an easy 5,3 km scenic walk to the challenging 17,1 km Panorama Trail and the 18 km Swartboskloof Trail.
Visit Granny´s Forest at Helderberg Farm for an easy walking experience. They also offer various other trails and an overnight hut. The full-day Vineyard Hiking Trail is best enjoyed during the milder Autumn or Spring months – it is a 24 km long hike that starts on the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, above the Oude Libertas Centre, and meanders through the forest plantations, vineyards, olive groves and coastal renosterveld.
A significant cultural centre, Stellenbosch has many galleries and museums housing important national and international art and culture collections. The Stellenbosch Conservatoire is the country's oldest music school.
The University of Stellenbosch – known as "Maties" - has produced many of the country's great sporting heroes, including more than 155 rugby Springboks. Stellenbosch offers almost every outdoor activity you could imagine.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably the country's most famous, and the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin area includes 106 cellars, most of which are open to the public. Enjoy a leisurely day's wine tasting and wine buying and you´ll sip more than great South African wines –
you'll also taste our enviable South African way of life.
With its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it’s little wonder that Hermanus has grown in size and popularity during the past decade.
The Hermanus Whale Festival, the only Enviro-Arts festival in South Africa, is held annually to celebrate the return of the Southern Right whales to the waters of Walker Bay, the magnificent Hermanus environment and the arrival of Spring.
The African Penguin colonises offshore islands and nests on the mainland at only three places in South Africa. The site at Stony Point, Betty's Bay is one of only three land-based colonies and for this reason it is treasured.
The African penguin at Boulders Beach Simonstown was originally spotted there in 1983. Since then a colony developed as many penguins migrated from nearby islands and it now acts as an popular attraction.
Golf coarses in the surrounding area:
Cape Town offers visitors a world class theatrical experience with a choice of venues offering mainstream or more off-beat entertainment.
The list below is by no means a complete one but provides a cross section of what the visitor could expect to find.
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. It is set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. We invite you to discover the experience... live, work, shop and play at the V&A Waterfront.
From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price many of its people paid for freedom.
Situated on the southwestern tip of Africa, Cape Town and the Western Cape are recognised as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Offering a range of attractions, breathtaking sights and endless activities, it is a year-round holiday destination with friendly people, a mild climate and rich cultural heritage.
The Franschhoek Valley - first settled by French Huguenot refugees in 1688 - mixes magical ingredients to create unforgettable experiences. Franschhoek is the gourmet capital of South Africa. Franschhoek restaurants will treat you to cuisine that is delectably indulgent, ranging from gourmet to rustic with something to please every palate.
Buying a prime property is not only one of the most important financial decisions you may ever have to make, but it also requires a good deal of time and energy. Selling your most valuable asset should not be any less demanding. Entrusting this process to PROCON will ensure that your home is sold professionally and at the right price.