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Welcome to Stellenbosch University

To do in Cape Town


Explore the Western


South Africa

6th – 8th September 2017

September in the

Western Cape


Whale watching in Hermanus

Annually, between roughly June and November, Southern Right whales migrate from the North to the coastal waters of South Africa to calve and nurse their young. The months of September and October are of the best months for whale watching and Hermanus is recognised as one of the best whale watching locations in the world!

West-Coast flower route

Between Langebaan (120km from Cape Town) and the Richtersveld (720km from Cape Town)



The West Coast wild flowers begin flowering in July; first in the North, then southwards
around August/September. The West Coast National Park, Yzerfontein and Darling are
the best places to view these beautiful flowers in September.

Recommended reserve for hiking and vieweing the flowers: The Postberg Flower Reserve
(situated in the West-Coast National Park, but only open in Spring)

Postberg Reserve bookings open in June.

Contact numbers: +27 (0)22 707-9902 or +27 (0)22 707-9903.


​Events in September

Fourth-annual Street Food Festival: 2 – 3 September

Franshoek Uncorked Festival: 24 -25 September

Montpellier, Tulbagh - Bach, Bubbles and Brunch: 9 September

Annual Darling Flower Show: 14 – 17 September (TBC)

Table Mountain Challenge: 3 September

A 43km or 22km trail-running challenge on Cape Town’s beautiful Table Mountain!

Year-round recommendations

Parks, gardens and reserves

Cape Town

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens: botanical gardens/picnics/restaurants
8am – 6pm / R55

Table Mountain ( & Cableway): hiking/view
Open daily

Rhodes Memorial: hiking/restaurant
9am-5pm – Free

Silvermine Nature Reserve: hiking/climbing/swimming/picnics

Sea Point Promenade: swimming/running/picnics/outdoor gym
Open daily – free

Green Point Park: indigenous garden/picnics/guided tours/playparks
7am -7pm – free

Lion’s Head and Signal Hill: hiking/view
Open daily – free

Cape Point Nature Reserve



Some of our beaches


Clifton, Cape Town
Boulders Beach, Simons Town
Muizenberg Beach, Muizenberg
Camps Bay
, Cape Town 
Bloubergstrand, Blouberg
Noordhoek Beach, Noordhoek 
Boulders Beach, Simonstown 
Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay
Diaz Beach, Cape Point nature reserve

Parks and reserves in the greater Western Cape

Agulhas National Park
210km from Cape Town

Bontebok National Park
240km from Cape Town

Garden Route National Park
615km from Cape Town

West Coast National Park
100km from Cape Town


For a list of Cape Town related activities, click on the link below:

Activities include: hot air ballooning, abseiling, shark cage diving, whale watching, kayaking, kite surfing, surfing, paragliding, boat trips, guided city running tours, penguin viewing and hiking to name a few!

Further attractions in Cape Town and the Western Cape

Wildlife sanctuaries

SANCOB (SA Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds)

Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary and Chimp Haven


Eagle Encounters

Cheetah Outreach

Things to do in Stellenbosch

​Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbrau Brewery Tour

Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum

Stellenbosch Village Museum

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Coetzenburg Trail (running/hiking)

Stellenbosch Wine Route
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is one of the Western Cape’s top attractions!

Safety in South Africa

When exploring any new destination, please be mindful of the fact that opportunistic crime is an unfortunate reality.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy one of South Arica’s many hikes, it is best to do so with a guide. Be sure to take enough water with you as well as warm clothing – the higher you go, the more unreliable the weather becomes!