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Sport & Adventure



A prime destination for international sport enthusiasts, Stellenbosch is a sporting mecca with a proud history of achievements.

The Stellenbosch Academy of Sport is a professional sports training and preparation environment that offers world-class outdoor and indoor training facilities, including on-site premium accommodation. A two-level gym has cutting-edge cardiovascular, strength, power and other equipment and is serviced by experienced strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and other specialists.

Stellenbosch University boasts a Sport Science Department – a first of its kind in South Africa - boasts modern facilities, including laboratories, an outdoor and indoor pool, squash courts and a modern gymnasium. Research focuses include biokinetics, sport performance enhancement, movement literacy, health and fitness industry, sport history and sport for persons with disabilities​.

For the golf enthusiast there are three championship 18-hole golf courses in Stellenbosch, including Devonvale. Six more golf courses are within 30 minutes drive of the town.

Nature-lovers are spoilt for choice as horse trails and cycle trails meander through fynbos, mountains and vineyards. Where else but in a unique town like Stellenbosch, can you combine sport with epicurean delights, by embarking on a wine-tasting tour – on horseback!

For the sports fanatic, many bars, restaurants and wine farms screen major sports matches. A great way to get into the South African spirit is with a beer, a bowl of biltong and a rugby match on screen at a local bar.

Outdoors & Adventure

Located in the scenic heart of the Cape Winelands, the Town of Oaks presents a kaleidoscope of outdoor adventures amid spectacular scenery.

Mountains, hills, valleys, forests and streams offer unequalled opportunities for both the outdoor and adventure enthusiast.

Try your hand at mountaineering, hang-gliding, abseiling, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, aviation, paintball, 4x4 trails, horse-riding and hiking, or join an adventure camp.

Hiking through the Jonker’s Hoek Nature Reserve is both beautiful and exciting with different experiences round-round, depending on the season. Winter will offer tumbling waterfalls and bubbling streams, while summer will offer hot sunny days and dry heat.

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Friends of Stellenbosch


T: +27 (0)21 883 3584
F: +27 (0)21 882 9550

Information Office:
36 Market Steet
Stellenbosch, 7600