Stellenbosch Guide

Where to go? What to do? In this series of carefully researched articles, we give you the inside track to Stellenbosch. Art, Cafes, Mountain Bike Routes. More will be added.

Mont Angelis* Art Guide for Stellenbosch

Posted on Tue May 21, 2019.

Stellenbosch has art galleries to satisfy all visitors whether they are art connoisseurs or just those who want to see art by local artists through South African history. Themes cover the South African landscape, indigenous people, social commentary and everyday life. Artists on display include Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Walter Batiss, William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Trevor Makhoba, Louis Makubela, Alexis Preller and many more.
So to all the art lovers out there, here are a few noteworthy stops to remember when planning your next gallery hopping mission.

Dorp Street is a good starting point.

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Mont Angelis* Mountain Bike Guide for Stellenbosch and Surrounds

Posted on Sun May 19, 2019.

Stellenbosch is a mountain bike Mekka. There are lots of single trails, but it is not that easy to find your way around. This guide is meant to give an overview of the most interesting trails. Some are easy to find and well-marked, but if you are new to the area, you better book a professional guide or join one of the many cycling groups. Find a list of major Stellenbosch mountain bike races in the second part.

Most of the time you will be riding on private land. Therefore, you are always expected to follow the rules of the trail. Stick to the trails. Don’t trespass. The trails are being built and maintained by private initiatives who who at the same time try to keep the landowners happy. Most will require a permit. Buy it or risk losing karma points or being banned as rogue rider.

You can ride the trails all-year, as long as you adapt to the conditions.

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Mont Angelis* Guide to Coffee Shops in Stellenbosch

Posted on Wed May 15, 2019.

Coffee culture is BIG in Stellenbosch. It seems that besides wine, locals live mostly on coffee.

We introduce a few of our favourites and share with you what to expect and what crowd gathers there.

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