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Stellenbosch (play /ˈstɛlənbɒs/)[1][2] is a town in the Western Capeprovince of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste Rivier. It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. The town became known as the City of Oaks or Eikestad in Afrikaansand Dutch due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel, to grace the streets and homesteads.[3]

Stellenbosch has its own municipality (incorporating the neighbouring towns of Pniel and Franschhoek), adjoining the greater/metro area of the city of Cape Town. The town is home toStellenbosch UniversityTechnopark is a modern science park situated on the southern side of the town near the Stellenbosch Golf Course.

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Quick Tip by . April 13, 2011
This is where you'd want to head if you're in search of great wines in South Africa. The white wines here are equally as good as the reds. Wine tasting tours are available from Cape Town.
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