Historical Heritage and attractions in Stellenbosch
Dorp Street has the longest row of historic buildings in the country. Among these is No. 116, Voorgelegen, which contains some of its original Batavian tiles in the parlour. Also in Dorp Street , the old Lutheran Church, built in 1851 by Carl Otto Hager, is used by the university as an art gallery.
Die Braak, the village green once used for military parades and festivals.
Moederkerk / church This fascinating church was built in the Neo-Gothic Architectural Style. This is one of the only landmarks of its sort in the region.
It's rich history and the sheer beauty of the place attracts many visitors. The church is a true icon of Stellenbosch, as it formed the foundation of the development of Stellenbosch
Oom Samies se Winkel This small traditional shop sells everything from chewing tobacco, musical spittoons, biltong, sweets, spices and leather goods. Well worth a look around. The shop is open every day from 08h00 to 17h30.
Toy and Miniature Museum Collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, antique dolls and other toys! A model railway, the only one of its kind in Africa. A fantasy land of unique treasures. The Museum has a small shop where the Doll's House furniture and accessories are offered for sale. Monday - Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00. Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00. From May to August the Museum is closed on Sundays
Stellenbosch Village Museum is a collection of historic houses dating from a number of eras, they have been meticulously restored and furnished in period style, the gardens planted with the flowers, shrubs and trees that would have graced the original homes. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 09h30 to 17h00 and Sundays 14h00 17h00.
VOC Kriuthuis , Built in 1777, this old powder magazine is the only one to have survived from the days when the Cape was a posession of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Nederlandsche geOcktroyeerde OostIndiesche Compagnie, or V.O.C.) The unique little building contains a superb collection of 17th century signalling cannon as well as many other items from the military history of the town Mon-Fri: 09:30-13:00 & 13.30-17:00
Wijnland Auto Museum A museum with a difference in the Gateway to the Winelands. Visit the biggest collection of South African Classic Cars under one roof en route to the Winelands.
Stellenbosch University Museum . The University Museum (incorporating the Sasol Art Museum and University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery) is housed in the old Bloemhof School . The University has rich holdings of sculpture, paintings, ceramics and graphics by South African and foreign artists as well as prehistoric artefacts, South Western and Central African domestic and ritual objects, weaponry and costumes. Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00 Sat: 09:00-13:00
Oude Meester Brandy Museum Gives an insight into the history and development of brandy in the Cape area.