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Founded in 1679, Stellenbosch is a picturesque South African town, located just to the east of Cape Town. This is actually the second oldest town in South Africa and while many things have changed over the years this town has managed to maintain much of its old world charm.
While some people simply visit Stellenbosch on a daytrip from cape Town, this is increasingly becoming a popular place to stay when exploring this part of South Africa. Though it may be small, Stellenbosch boasts a good range of excellent hotels and there are plenty of other services for visitors such as shops and companies offering car hire in Stellenbosch.
Also known as Oak City because of the many oak tree lined streets, Stellenbosch boasts one of South Africa's oldest universities, and more than 25,000 students attend this institiution. This naturally means that Steelenbosch also has a thriving nightlife scene and there are plenty of bars and clubs to be found here.
With so many interesting attracting just a short drive away, many visitors opt for cheap car hire in Stellenbosch. One of the most popular places to visit is the Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve, while the Theewaterskloof Dam is a pretty place for hiking and picnicking.
Of course, one of the most popular daytrip destinations for visitors who have taken out car rental in Stellenbosch is Cape Town, which is just 50kms away. Motorists simply follow Baden Powell Drive and then follow the Settlers Way west to reach the coast.