Stellenbosch, South Africa

  • Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa's Western Cape province. Founded in 1679, it is the second oldest town in South Africa. The town is situated on the banks of the Eerste River ('First River') and has some fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture. It is also known as 'Eikestad' ('Oak City') because of its oak tree lined streets. Wines from the Stellenbosch region are known internationally and rank among the best in the world. Stellenbosch is also home to one of the country's oldest established universities with over 25000 students. There is a bustling night life during the university term-time, with many night clubs catering for young people. Stellenbosch is a diverse city, although many Afrikaans speaking people still reside in the area and Afrikaans as a language is still often used in day to day life. Due to the University, many Euopean and American exchange students roam the streets.

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