The second oldest town in South Africa, renowned for its 1700 - 1800's architecture. Its is home to Stellenbosch University, an internationally recognised institution that fosters a local culture of entrepreneurialism and social awareness.
Representing the smallest of six floral kingdom’s, it has the highest concentration of plant species of the world. A full 3% of the world's plants are found here on less than 0.05% of the Earth's land surface.
The Stellenbosch Innovation District is a partnership with government, Stellenbosch University, entrepreneurial companies, it aims to innovate at town-level to solve its own challenges and build a model for promoting, developing and implementing innovation in South Africa that is both sustainable and smart.
One of the most scenic winelands in the world, there are over 150 wine farms to explore. Enjoy award–winning restaurants, wine, cheese or chocolate tasting on estates dotted with Cape Dutch architecture, or endless kilometres of cycling, walking and hiking routes within the Stellenbosch and Jonkershoek mountain ranges.
A unique African setting within a booming tourism region, internationally renowned winefarms, buzzing winebars, vibrant foodie scene, a historic university town and diverse townships. The Institute is a place where creative work and learning can be inspired by the joys and challenges of sustainability in practice.