'Oak trees, historic buildings, students, green spaces, cafés and lots of great wine are among the first impressions of this buzzing university town, but there’s much more to life in Stellenbosch than its undeniable picture-postcard charm ' - Private Property.
Stellenbosch is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, fondly known as the City of Oaks. The town is a favoured place in which to live for wine enthusiasts, academic students and farming families alike.
Stellenbosch is surrounded by the Cape Winelands mountain range of the Jonkershoek River Valley, making it one of the most scenic and attractive locations in the Cape.
The historically preserved town of Stellenbosch, situated 50 km to the east of Cape Town and is renowned for its many places of interest, wine farms, street cafes, restaurants, historic buildings, and is also the setting for the well-established Stellenbosch University.
A major portion of the Stellenbosch area is utilised for wine and fresh produce farming, including the towns of Klapmuts, Koelenhof, Pniel and Raithby.
Stellenbosch is the capital of the Cape Winelands, and is one of the most well-known wine-producing regions in the world, boasting over 140 wine farms.
Residents enjoy living in Stellenbosch as it is within close proximity to major Western Cape highways, Cape Town International Airport and other cities within the Province.. Property in Stellenbosch ranges from student housing to the more elite security estates.
Some of the popular areas in which to buy include:
- De Wijnlanden
- De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate
- Die Boord
- Stellenbosch Central
- Welgevonden Estate
The oldest suburb in Stellenbosch is Mostersdrift. It is located within the historical centre of the town within a protected valley on the banks of the Eerste River. Property for sale here is often for the elite; however, the suburb is very beautiful due to the oak tree-lined streets.
For students, the Welgevonden Residential Estate provides a wide range of cost-effective accommodation and is located just outside of the university.
· Article by Property 24
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