Other Places of Interest in Stellenbosch
Botanical Gardens These gardens are known for there ferns, orchids and bonsais. The garden is open weekdays from 09h00 till 16h30. Saturdays 09h00 till 11h00.
The Jan Marias Nature Reserve. This reserve was opened in 1919 on 25 hectares of land. In 1962 the land was declared a wild flower sanctuary conserving the varying types of flowers. The reserve is open from 07h30 till sunset every day.
Sasol Art Gallery houses the following permanents collections: 19th- and 20th-century artworks; prehistoric artifacts from the Klasies River Cave and reproductions of San Rock art from Cedarberg; beautifully crafted household and ritual objects, clothing and weaponry from Southern, Western and Central Africa and a documented history of the University.
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
Die Bergkelder The Bergkelder hugs the steep slopes of the historic Papegaaiberg mountain. One of the most advanced and the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, this 'cellar in the mountain' was built in 1968.
Hellshoogte Pass literally Hell's Heights meaning " Steep Heights ". Hell's Hoogte Pass connects Stellenbosch with the Franschhoek Valley. It was built in 1854 and is a scenic drive through the Jonkershoek Mountains and Simonsberg.
Stellenbosch Farmers Winery The extensive cellars are among the largest in the world, and are situated in Stellenbosch, a 320-year old town in the heart of the Cape Winelands
Stellenryck Wine Museum The making of wine through the ages is illustrated by way of numerous implements. The primary role the wine press played in this process is symbolised by the imposing late 18th century German press in front of the museum
Van Rijn Brandy Centre The cellar was built in 1904, by a Hollander, named Boon. In the construction of the buildings, he used large rounded rocks from the Eerste River.
Wiesenhof Game park This game park is best driven through in the morning or late afternoon, spot the Kalahari Cheetah, zebras and buck.
Vergelegen winery is unlike any previously designed in South Africa. The octagonal design of the winery reflects that of the octagonal walled garden laid out by Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1700.