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Although the town was devastated more than once by catastrophic fires, a great number of historical buildings have remained and are well restored. Today, Stellenbosch is one of the best preserved towns from the founding days of the Cape Colony. In the impressive Dorp Museum in the old town centre one can visit Cape Dutch houses from different eras. One will also get familiarised with the change in the colonialists' lifestyle over the centuries. The mechanical shower in the latest house from Victorian days is unforgettable.

Universiteit van StellenboschNowadays, Stellenbosch has some 50,000 inhabitants and is the centre of the wealthy wine-growing area of the Cape. The town is home to one of the most famous universities of South Africa, which includes an oincological (wine-growing) department. So far the medium was exclusively Afrikaans, but now they are phasing English in.

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Top left: The "Arsenal" on Bloem Straat from 1777. Below: Historic wine estate Lanzerac. Top right: Rhenish Church. Below: Universiteit van Stellenbosch.

Lanzerac Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

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