Stellenbosch is the perfect hub from where to explore Cape Town, the coast and other wine regions. The Cape Town International Airport is a twenty minute drive from Stellenbosch, Cape Town central city is a 40 minute drive away and popular city beaches are a mere 30 minutes’ drive from the region.
South African Airways offers full service flights to Cape Town International Airport from a number of destinations, as well as cross country flights from destinations like Johannesburg and Durban. To search flight options and make bookings visit SAA’s website.
Other major operators like Emirates, British Airways and Lufthansa also offer connecting flights from most major cities to Cape Town International Airport.
Internal flights from Johannesburg and Durban, offered by domestic airlines, take around two hours and can be booked with Kulula.com, Mango, South African Airways, FlySafair and Skywise.
A world-class road network links all major points within the greater Stellenbosch region, as well as Cape Town and surrounds. Both National Roads (the N1 and N2) link to Stellenbosch.
There are many options for international visitors looking to rent a self-drive vehicle, but drivers require an international driver’s permit or a drivers licence from their country of origin that has been certified by their Consulate.
We recommend First Car Rental for car rentals, chauffeur drives or group transport bookings.
Traveling shorter distances? Arrive by coach: Elweirda, Greyhound, Intercape, Translux.
Alternatively, travel by train: Metrorail, Shosholoza Meyl, Blue Train or Rovos Rail.
Getting Around in Stellenbosch
There are many options for hiring a rental car or chauffeur drive service in destination, as well as booking metered taxis as needed. Thrifty has a depo in Stellenbosch, so contact them to rent a car or chauffeur drive.
Uber.com offers their services in Stellenbosch, which can be booked via their website or app.
Tuk Tuk Stellies offers an unusual and affordable way of getting around and can be booked for ad hoc transport needs or a full wine tour.
Consider renting a bicycle from Adventureshop and traverse the winelands at your own pace.
Book your trip to Stellenbosch
The team of experienced consultants at Sure Stellenbosch Travel, an owner run local travel agency affiliated with Sure Travel, can assist with all of your travel requirements from flights, car hire and accommodation to visas and foreign exchange.
Established in 1962, Sure Stellenbosch Travel has 35 years experience in the industry and, with the advantage of buying power, is able to negotiate excellent rates with various tour operators, airlines, hotels, car hire companies and other related groups, passing these savings onto their clients. The are passionate about travel, and this is evident in the service they deliver to clients.
Visit the Sure Stellenbosch Travel website for more information or to book your trip to Stellenbosch.
For more on where to stay and what to do in Stellenbosch, visit the official destination marketing and tourism information website managed by Stellenbosch 360.
For more information on the five sub-routes of the Stellenbosch Winelands, what to do and where to stay in the winelands, visit the Stellenbosch Wine Routes website.
For information on visa requirements, visit the South African Tourism website.
When driving around Cape Town and Stellenbosch be sure to follow the rules of the road. The speed limit is 120km/ hour on open freeways and 60km/ hour in residential areas. Drive on the left side of the road, do not use your cellular phone while driving, and do not drink and drive.
The currency used in South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR).
South Africa has eleven official languages, but English and Afrikaans are the most widely spoken.
Summer (November - March) in Stellenbosch is hot, with average temperatures between 25-34 degrees celsius. Winter (June - August) is cooler, with temperatures ranging between 15-20 degrees. We recommend a visit to Stellenbosch during our off-peak season (April - October). It is cooler, so you can enjoy the many wonderful wine tourism experiences on offer, it is not so busy and great value for money travel deals are available.
Our off-peak campaign goes live on 1 May with fantastic value for money winter packages, special deals and experiences available for the whole family. Book your package, flight or car rental through Stellenbosch Travel and come reflect, relax and recharge in Stellenbosch.