The Western Cape Winelands basically forms a triangle : Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Together they offer many vineyards with a vast variety of interesting options for the visitors driving in all directions.
Stellenbosch is the oldest of the three towns and adds something special for the connoisseur. Perhaps this lies in the historical character of the town, but there is also a cultured feeling which revolves around the university. With 30 000 students and the academics on the campus located in the heart of the town, there is surely a special touch to normal life on the streets, in the restaurants and in the many places offering accommodation. And the nice thing about Stellenbosch is that all this is compact and could be visited by day and night on foot. With the small booklet called “Historical Stellenbosch on foot” in your hand, you could be your own guide to 75 places worthwhile seeing !
In the centre but located in a quiet side street midway between the botanical garden and the river lies Caledon Villa guest house. This magnificent villa was built in 1910 and is registered as a National Monument. It has been operating as a guest house for 25 years and offers 15 rooms each with its own name, design and character. There is a smooth blend between culture and modern facilities. The spacious pool area is surrounded by a variety of special indigenous garden elements which the visitor could share with the birds and the squirrels. You could hardly believe you are so close to the town centre itself!
Guests are looked after in many ways and languages. This includes a variety of collections, special pieces of art, museums and exhibitions. All these are there for interested people who wish to understand a bit more of the history and culture of our town.
Perhaps you should come and experience all this as soon as possible !
Johan and Ode Krige plus our experienced member of staff.