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The social life in Cape Town and especially at Stellenbosch University is second to none, with so many 'sporty' people living together, the social side of life is well catered for.
Cape Cricket students can be assured of a vibrant social scene befitting a large university town. To find out more about Stellenbosch visit: www.stellenbosch.travel
Life in The Cape
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Cape Cricket students will have more than enough time to relax and take trips, perhaps to one of the stunning beaches near Cape Town.
You will of course also have a chance to visit Newlands Test Ground and Boland Park in Paarl to watch provincial and international matches also.
The renown city of Cape Town is just half an hour from Stellenbosch and offers so much to see and do. The city is a mix of the old Cape Dutch architecture and ultra modern cityscape, crisp white beaches, excellent art galleries, hip bars, world-rated restaurants, design-savvy shops as well as visitor attractions like Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed, and of course the iconic Table Mountain.
A cable car to the summit affords spectacular views of the Cape Peninsular and Robben Island. Much of the port area has been redeveloped into The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a symbol of the new, vibrant South Africa with a huge variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Of course there are the Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums to visit too.
South Africans really embrace the outdoor lifestyle which means the more active Cape Cricket student won't have far to go to satisfy a need for adventure. Nature-lovers are spoilt for choice with many nearby walking and biking trails meandering through fynbos, mountains and vineyards.
There are a plethora of outdoor activities to be found locally, including abseiling, mountaineering, shark diving, power kiting, fishing, canoeing, flying, paintball, safaris and 4x4 trails, horse-riding, mountain biking and hiking to name a few.
For the golf enthusiast there are three championship 18 hole golf courses in Stellenbosch and there are six more golf courses are within 30 minutes drive of the town.
Most courses local to Stellenbosch are of a challenging standard so it is advisable to play only if you have an official handicap. Club hire is available at most courses.
Whilst you are in the Cape you may wish to make plans to travel further afield around Southern Africa, and beyond.
Our local staff will be able to advise on the safe and cheapest ways to travel around and they will be only too happy to suggest some of the best sights to see in Southern Africa and how best to get there.
You might decide to travel East to Port Elizabeth down the Garden Route visiting Wilderness, Knysna, Mossel Bay & George. If you wish to see the legendary 'Big 5' on a Safari then you will need to head north to Johannesburg from Cape Town Airport where you might book onto a Safari trip through the Kruger Park in northern South Africa or travel to game reserves in Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia.