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Stellenbosch

A rich rugby heritage
  • Stellenbosch is widely regarded as the home of South African rugby, with a rich tradition over the past 150 years. Home of the University of Stellenbosch (Maties), the biggest rugby club in the world and the club that has produced the most Springboks, such as Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger, Frans Malherbe, Francois Louw, Willie le Roux and Schalk Brits.

    It is also home of the famous Boys’ School, Paul Roos Gymnasium, named after the first Springbok captain of 1906; and alma mater of the most Springboks of any school in South Africa.

  • Stellenbosch is the most famous student town in South Africa and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and the famous winelands. A town that is world renowned for sporting activities and student life, only 40 minutes away from Cape Town.

    Known as the mother city, Cape Town is also the first choice tourist destination for visitors to South Africa and the home of Table Mountain, one of the new seven world wonders of nature. It is also home to Robben Island, the prison where the father of the new South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 27 years.

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