Stellenbosch tours & holiday packages

Where world-class wine, history and students meet

As the oldest wine valley in South Africa, Stellenbosch is a hub for wine culture, beautiful Victorian buildings and outdoor activities in the Western Cape

With more than 200 different wine and grape producers, the Stellenbosch Wine Valley is known globally for its excellent vintages. Its various wineries offer not only tastings, cellar tours, and well-priced wine sales, but also excellent restaurants, picnic facilities and a sampling of cheeses or chocolate to accompany the array of reds, whites and sparkling wines. At the heart of the valley, the town of Stellenbosch is appealing, with streets that are lined with Victorian buildings and large old oak trees. One of the country's best universities is located here and anyone can take a stroll around the campus.

Popular Stellenbosch safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 5,705

£ 4,519

R 95,685


per person

19 days

South African Bush and Beach Journey (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Bush and Beach Journey (10 days)

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 2,965

£ 2,349

R 49,730


per person

10 days

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days)

Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell

$ 3,044

£ 2,411

R 51,050


per person

9 days

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African Holiday Adventure (10 days)

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 3,597

£ 2,849

R 60,330


per person

10 days

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Adel Groenewald says

Stellenbosch is one of my favourite South African towns. A sunny day is easily filled with hiking or picnicking and there are so many different wine farms and tastings to choose from. I love ambling aimlessly around the town's vibrant streets or relaxing at a street café.

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Stellenbosch also offers adventure and cultural activities in and around the town, such as mountain biking and hiking in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or cycling on Nooitgedacht Wine Estate. Thanks to the university, the town itself radiates energy and youthfulness. The streets are easy to navigate on foot, although there are also many organised walking tours and bicycles are available for rent at the tourism bureau.

Art galleries include the Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery and the Stellenbosch Art Gallery. The Endler Hall showcases not only the university’s award-winning choir and symphony orchestra but also numerous visiting classical musicians. The Toy Museum and Village Museum invite a look into the town’s past.

Just beyond Stellenbosch’s centre are fresh produce markets and the Polkadraai Strawberry Farm, where visitors can pick their own berries to take home.

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Stellenbosch's location on Google Maps

Frequently Asked Questions about Stellenbosch

Do I need any vaccinations when entering Botswana?

If you’re travelling to Botswana, you will need vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid fever, polio as well as medications for travellers diarrhea. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended when you're travelling to the northern part of… go there.

When is the best time to see the Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration?

January to March is the best time to witness the Makgadikgadi zebra migration as well as the wildebeest. go there.

What currency do I use when visiting Botswana?

The currency used in Botswana is Pula (P), which is made up of 100 Thebe. Botswana Banks accepts US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro and South African Rands in cash. Credit and debit cards, including International Visa and MasterCard are… go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Stellenbosch safaris

Discover Africa delivered the dream trip! It was a pleasure dealing with Matthys at Discover Africa from start to finish. He made everything as simple and easy as possible. Our trip was tremendous and we would fully recommend anyone planning…

Craig Wood

Thank you for the way you organised the trip for us. It was a pleasure dealing with Discover Africa and Matthys in particular. From start to finish, everything was simple and easy. Our trip has been tremendous and we would fully recommend…

Craig and Sue Wood

Working with Megan from Discover Africa to set up our safari was a breeze. She managed to get us to all of the locations we wanted to get to and the camps we wanted to visit. She was incredibly responsive and helped us with any questions or…

Jon Nafziger

from United States of America

Thank you for arranging such a lovely safari tour of Botswana. We had a great trip and the logistics went very smoothly. I will be recommending you and Botswana to my friends. Thank you again.

Leanne Geale

from Botswana

After shopping around for a couple of months, Discover Africa was the one who had the most diverse options for the price. Megan Warrington always responded quickly and was professional and patient with my endless questions. Discover Africa…


from United States of America

My trip last August to Botswana was arranged by Discover Africa and I couldn't have chosen better. Everything was well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything. The safari tour was far beyond expectations; the accommodation was…


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