Stellenbosch is located just 55 km to the east of Cape Town.
Stellenbosch is in a hilly region of the Cape Winelands and is
sheltered in a valley at an average elevation of 136m, flanked
on the west by Papegaaiberg. The soils are dark alluvial to clay
soils and combined with the well-drained, hilly terrain and
Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and warm to hot,
with some February and March days rising to over 40 °C .
Winters are cool, rainy and sometimes quite windy, with
daytime temperatures averaging 16 °C. Snow is usually seen a
couple of times in winter on the surrounding mountains.
Spring and autumn are shoulder seasons and daytime
temperatures hover in the 20°C’s.