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.
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.