Guided tour

Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider:Stellenbosch on Foot
Guided tour

Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Activity provider:Stellenbosch on Foot

From US$ 9.52 per person

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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.
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • 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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 67 reviews

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I had the pleasure to join Juliana on her guided tour through Stellenbosch. The tour was just perfect and Juliana a wonderful guide and hostess. I enjoyed the walk very much (although it was pouring) and could learn from Juliana's huge knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend to explore Stellenbosch with a guided walking tour. A huge thank you and hope to be back some times.

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March 28, 2023

I live in Hermanus 50 minutes drive to Stellingboush. So I passed through it often without taking time out to know about the university town. We took a waking tour and we were totally taken aback about the town and its history. The guide was excellent and we have been back to visit And we have friends/visitors take a walking tour and they really appreciate the second city of the Western Cape

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February 20, 2023

It was amazing to learn more about Stellenbosch, the history the founder and the stories behind all the beautiful buildings and places In the town. The host was super lovely and I would recommend it to everyone who has some time in Stellenbosch to do this tour.

February 13, 2023

Product ID: 253267