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  3. Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Product ID: 253267
Explore the quaint and historic beauty of Stellenbosch. Wander down the roads of a town founded in the 17th century. Learn of the devastating fires that nearly wiped the town out in the 18th century.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Amble the shaded avenues of history Stellenbosch with an expert local guide
  • Admire the historic buildings along the village green
  • Take in the charm of a town riddled with history
Full description
Explore the “village of the oaks" with its shady oak avenues bordered by the water furrows of the Mill Stream. Admire the charm and harmony of the Cape Dutch Architecture and listen to tales about the colorful inhabitants across the four centuries of the town’s existence. Discover where Simon van der Stel, the town’s colonial founder, set up camp on the Eerste River, and where the river got its name.

Perhaps you'll meet an angel at the "Angel Factory," or a ghost in the graveyard of the ”Moederkerk.” Amble The Braak, or village green, with its historical buildings surrounding it on 3 sides, and Dorp Street, the oldest residential street in South Africa. Learn about the famous graduates of Stellenbosch University, who include prime ministers and sportsmen alike. Over the course of the 1.5-hour tour, gain local insights into one of South Africa’s most historic towns.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to or from starting location
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

47 Church St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7599. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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February 14, 2020

February 5, 2020

It was well organised but more a tour of the boring churches of Stellenbosch. The facts told were repetitive, same thing said over and over. Would be better with more history and interesting topics, we talked a bit about apartheid but stopped just when it got interesting. Need more culture and stories and black history.

January 31, 2020

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Stellenbosch on Foot

Product ID: 253267