Stellenbosch is renowned for its spectacular natural surroundings, historical buildings and of course excellent wine. Its people from diverse backgrounds ranges from the dynamism and youthful joy of students to the experience and knowledge of an established community of academics, entrepreneurs, corporate business, home makers and farmers. This creates and exciting and vibrant environment.
Visitors from all over the world come to Stellenbosch to explore the food and wine, arts and culture, wildlife and outdoors, sports and nature and many more wonderful experiences.
This is a town where you get to dine with locals, walk along an art route, experience African food and wine or hop on a township tour. Stellenbosch boast an energetic calendar of events, proudly hosting the annual US Woordfees, major sports events and an array of music shows and theatre performances.
We promise you one thing, with so much on offer, you will not be bored! For more information on Stellenbosch’s best attractions, click here.
Stellenbosch and its winelands
With over 200 wine producers in the valley, this is truly the pulsating heart of the country’s wine industry, where both connoisseurs and novice wine-drinkers can equally enjoy the fruits of our vines.
Many of our cellars offer wine-tastings, tours and cellar door sales (many will ship wine right to your door), and some have restaurant and picnic facilities, accommodation, gift shops, art galleries, amphitheatres and even wildlife experiences.
Stop for wine-tasting, take a walk through the vineyards, go on a wine safari, blend your own wine and make a personalised label for your Cape Blend, or learn about the art of wine-making from the perspective of a local farmer.
For more information, visit www.stellenbosch.travel
If you’re travelling from outside of South Africa, you may be required to have a visa to travel into the country. You can find out more information through the South African Home Affairs page here: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa
Please note that it is the responsibility of the visitor to investigate visa requirements and to acquire the correct visa.
Weather in South Africa
The height of summer (January and February) has passed, but there are plenty of warm and sun-filled days to enjoy. The average temperature is 21 degrees, but the weather has been known to reach as high as 25-30 degrees in the month of March.
As South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, experiences some of its highest summer temperature from January to April each year, with very little rain. Daybreak is typically around 05h00 and sunset at 20h00. So, some long, hot summer days with temperatures and sun danger factors peaking at midday. Extra precaution during this time period is imperative. Sunblock and hats must be worn in order to protect yourself from the harsh, African sun!
The dry South African heat, particularly in March, means extra care should be taken to stay hydrated whilst supporting your heroes out on the course. There will be food vendors and a Chill Zone where you can stock up on water and drinks throughout the day.
Transport in South Africa
- Uber – Uber is available in South Africa and an easy option for those who plan on enjoying the satellite bar service
- Sport Taxi – Sport Taxi services are readily available throughout Cape Town at reasonable prices. Follow this link to book online: http://www.sport24hrs.co.za
- Rental car – there are numerous rental car services in the region if you would like a bit more independence and freedom to move around when and where you want whilst visiting the Cape.
The safety of everyone enjoying the UCI World Cup is of great importance, and the organisers have gone to great lengths to ensure that well trained and professional support services will be on call at Coetzenberg. This includes both medical and security personnel.
Should you need any of these services on the day of the event simply call the Venue Operations Centre on 010 205 3019 and support will be dispatched to your location.