Friday, 16 May 2014

Visiting, Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands of South Africa.

Mountains around Stellenbosch
I recently had the privilege to visit the town of Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. This town is in, what is called the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by beautiful wine estates and many mountains, reminding one of the Alps, in Switzerland. Stellenbosch, was founded by the Dutch in 1679 (just a couple of years after the Dutch founded New York!). I will report at a later stage about the things to do in the town, but today I am going to show you some of the beautiful scenery found in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. I had the opportunity to go and walk in the reserve and I am not exaggerating when I say that the scenery was breathtaking and the plant life resembling a garden of Eden.
If you are interested in visiting the town and you are in need of accommodation, then you can either look for hotels in Stellenbosch, or stay in Cape Town which is only about 35 kilometers from Stellenbosch.

Some scenenary from the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.