My stay in Stellenbosch was at the Eendracht Hotel on tree-lined Dorp Street. The Eendracht was originally a home that has been converted into an elegant hotel establishment with superb accommodation and service. Indeed, my entire stay in South Africa was marked by excellent, friendly and attentive service. It’s a long air trip there from Canada (Toronto to Capetown via a three hour layover Amsterdam was 23 hours) but well worth the experience you are going to have.
As well, there were other interesting comparisons such as the fact that while we have forest fires, the Western Cape region also has fires during their summer (I was visiting in winter which is cool and wet and more like autumn for someone from Canada). As well, we tend to have to bear proof our garbage containers and camp sites in provincial parks while in South Africa the concern is with baboons who are also on the prowl for things to eat.
South Africa was an impressive place. It was a great trip. I can’t wait to go again.