City Facts - Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is predominantly a university town located in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Its location just an hour away from Cape Town makes it a prime destination for commuters and those on business at the Stellenbosch University. The area is backed by the impressive Stellenbosch and Great Drakenstein Mountains. Serviced apartments in Stellenbosch make for a great base whilst staying on business in this town; they offer more space than other accommodation in Stellenbosch, perfect for relocation or corporate stays.
Stellenbosch was founded in 1679 after an expedition led Simon van der Stel to the banks of the River Eerste where the town is now established. By 1682 the town was officially an independent local authority and the urban area grew rapidly. Despite a large fire destroying most of the town in 1710, the town rebuilt to become a British Military base in the Second Boer War.
Nowadays the town is a thriving community of business, students, and tourism. Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s leading universities and has a history that dates back to the mid-1800s. It is a public research university, and its students became the first to design and manufacture SUNSAT, Africa’s first microsatellite. Stellenbosch’s economy mainly revolves around the university and the students that study there. However, the surrounding areas are still dominated by the vineyards and the harvest they produce.
Stellenbosch is surrounded by countryside, nature reserves, and mountains, making it a great place to grow vines. There are a great many vineyards around the area open for tours and wine tasting. The area is also a lovely place for tranquil walks and hikes in the South African reserves. Stellenbosch is also home to numerous wildlife conservation parks which offer a great day out for families. Stellenbosch serviced apartments are close to these attractions and make for a great base to explore this beautiful town.
Regular trains by Metrorail run from Stellenbosch to Cape Town and buses provide services to other surrounding areas. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, which is located 30 kilometres west of Stellenbosch and a 40-minute drive away.
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