For an Adventure and a Stellar Time Go on a Private Tour of Stellenbosch
For adventures in Nature reserves and so much more, you will have stellar times when you go on a private tour of Stellenbosch.
This aptly named town is surrounded by the spectacular Stellenbosch Mountains on the impressive Jonkershoek River Valley and happens to be the second oldest town found in South Africa.
The historical town of Stellenbosch has the stately Cape Dutch, architecture of Victorian and Georgian style and fabulous streets that are lined with oak.
It is very easy to learn the history of this town through a guided tour to the many different museums that are located here.
The large choice of excellent hotels, mouth-watering delicious cuisine in fine restaurant and lively entertainment at night in the many bar and night clubs, makes Stellenbosch a fantastic place to pick as a destination to travel to for fun and adventure.
Top 10 Things to Do in Stellenbosch
Adventures and Sights on a Safari Tour of the Stellenbosch Nature Reserves or Wine Tasting Tour in Cape Winelands
One of the highlight activities to do in Stellenbosch is to go on a safari tour of a Nature Reserve. There are a few that we should mention like the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or the Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve. There is also the Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness that is a must to see by a safari tour too.
For those who are not interested in wildlife safari, there is Cape Winelands and anyone can make their own ‘safari’ tour there. Stellenbosch is quite famous for its wine and you can spend a wonderful few hours touring the vineyards and tasting some bud tingling tasty wine.
Travel Tips for Stellenbosch
Anytime is a good time to visit Stellenbosch as the weather is good all year round. The warmest months tend to be January, February, March and December, so you need to be aware of that when going on safari tours. Ideally the best time for safari tours or any other sightseeing tours April, September, October and November because the weather is warmer and dryer than the other months of May to August.
The most expensive thing for most people going anywhere in South Africa is the flight tickets to get there. Once you are there, it is very reasonably priced. A three-course meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant will cost around US$35; an imported beer will cost US$2 which is excellent. A fast food meal in McDonald's is cheaper here than in the US at US$4 a combo meal. Taxis start from less than US$2 for the first 1km.
Sadly, there is nowhere in the world that is crime free, so when you are anywhere in South Africa be careful of your belongings. Only carry enough money to do you for the day and keep it somewhere safe on your person and be aware of your surroundings. Never walk alone at night in unpopulated dark areas. Tipping in restaurants and bars is between 10-15 percent but never feel obliged to leave a tip if the service was a disaster.
The summer months in Stellenbosch are January, February, March and December when temperatures are averaging around 25-27 degrees Celsius. January is both the hottest and driest month of the year. The coldest month is August but, even at that, the temperatures only go as low as 17 degrees Celsius. The wettest month is June and it is a month that really should be avoided if you do not like rain.