Stellenbosch travel guide

Stellenbosch Tourism | Stellenbosch Guide

You're Going to Love Stellenbosch

With a population of 94.263, Stellenbosch is a must-see destination in Western Cape, South Africa. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Stellenbosch has to offer.

When to visit Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch in July
Estimated hotel price
£80
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stellenbosch in July
Estimated hotel price
£80
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Stellenbosch in February, when the average temperature is 21 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 167 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Stellenbosch, with an average rainfall of 22 mm.

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How to Get to Stellenbosch

Plane

Although Stellenbosch doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cape Town Airport (CPT), which is located 25 km from Stellenbosch. The shortest flight to Stellenbosch from the United Kingdom departs from Manchester and takes around 14h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Stellenbosch is to pick up a car hire from Cape Town, which is about 39 km from Stellenbosch. You’ll find branches of Woodford and 1First Car Rental, among others, in Cape Town.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stellenbosch, including APM, Williams Coach Tours and Intercity Xpress. From George, the bus ride to Stellenbosch takes 652 km and will cost you around £11. From Plettenberg Bay, the ticket costs about £23 for a journey of 789 km.

Plane

Although Stellenbosch doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Cape Town Airport (CPT), which is located 25 km from Stellenbosch. The shortest flight to Stellenbosch from the United Kingdom departs from Manchester and takes around 14h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Stellenbosch is to pick up a car hire from Cape Town, which is about 39 km from Stellenbosch. You’ll find branches of Woodford and 1First Car Rental, among others, in Cape Town.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stellenbosch, including APM, Williams Coach Tours and Intercity Xpress. From George, the bus ride to Stellenbosch takes 652 km and will cost you around £11. From Plettenberg Bay, the ticket costs about £23 for a journey of 789 km.

Airports near Stellenbosch

Airlines serving Stellenbosch

Lufthansa
Good (4,554 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (909 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,571 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,538 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,901 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Finnair
Good (879 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,382 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (387 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (474 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,632 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (191 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (176 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (939 reviews)
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Where to stay in Stellenbosch

From 5-star hotels such as the Asara Wine Estate & Hotel to great affordable options like the Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £62 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £156 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Stellenbosch

Most booked hotels in Stellenbosch

Clouds Estate
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£116+
Winelands Villa Guesthouse and Cottages
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£43+
The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£51+
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£146+
The Stellenbosch Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£42+
De Zalze Lodge
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£92+

Hiring a car in Stellenbosch

Hiring a car in Stellenbosch costs £41 per day, on average, or £124 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 45% more expensive than at Cape Town Intl.

Expect to pay £1.05 per litre in Stellenbosch (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £12.56 and £16.74. The most frequently booked car type in Stellenbosch is Compact (Toyota Urban Cruiser or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Stellenbosch costs £41 per day, on average, or £124 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 45% more expensive than at Cape Town Intl.

Expect to pay £1.05 per litre in Stellenbosch (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £12.56 and £16.74. The most frequently booked car type in Stellenbosch is Compact (Toyota Urban Cruiser or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.