Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined streets and Cape Dutch, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, has retained its charming Old World ambience, reflecting its long history as the second oldest town in South Africa.
The bustling university town is the primary centre of wine, brandy and gin production in the country and, together with Paarl and Franschhoek, is an integral part of the world famous Cape Winelands.
Surrounded by tall mountain peaks and with the Eerste River tinkling through the ‘City of Oaks’,Stellenbosch is an idyllic rural retreat which is only 55 km from the city of Cape Town on the main coastal highway, the N2.
Established in 1679, Stellenbosch features close on 20 schools including Paul Roos Gymnasium, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Rhenish & Rietenbosch Primary Schools and Stellenbosch High School; a hospital and medi-clinic and outstanding sports facilities.
Dominated by the University of Stellenbosch, which is spread across the town, Stellenbosch properties are constantly in demand with students and those seeking a tranquil rural lifestyle, and also provides some of the most outstanding investment opportunities in South Africa.
Stellenbosch Real Estate
Prime Stellenbosch properties come at a price, with lovely established family homes set in large, manicured gardens with swimming pools in upmarket areas selling at anything between R3.5m and R6m.
Golf estate mansions command some of the highest prices in the area, with premier Stellenbosch properties fetching million rand prices in double figures.
Modern townhouses, flats and apartments, which are particularity popular with students, are smart purchases for buy-to-let investors, while beautifully maintained wine farms and pristine, undeveloped plots of land are highly sought after by top-end buyers who are looking for lucrative commercial opportunities.
Bargains can, however, be found in some of the less trendy areas, with plots of land and modest family homes going for well under the million rand mark.
Stellenbosch offers an endless variety of attractions including historic homes, national monuments, museums and spectacular wine estates.
A number of nature reserves – Jonkershoek, Limietberg, Hottentots Holland & Assegaaibosch - are popular outdoor retreats, while Stellenbosch, Devonvale and De Zalze golf courses are all within a stone’s throw of the scenic Winelands town.
Where to Buy in Stellenbosch
Prime Stellenbosch property can be found in Brandwacht, De Zalze, Die Boord, Central, Onder Papegaaiberg, Paradyskloof, Dalsig, Devonvallei, Rozendal, Simonswyk, Uniepark, Cloetesville, Bo Dalsig, Bonniemile, De Wijnlanden Estate, Dennesig, Devon Park, Kylemore, L’ Hermitage, La Colline, La Pastorale, Mostertsdrift, Plankenbrug, Vlottenburg, Weltevrede, Universiteits-Oord, Idasvallei and Jamestown.
Find out more about purchasing Stellenbosch property by contacting the Jawitz Stellenbosch branch today!