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International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops


Stellenbosch, home to the Stellenbosch University, is ideally situated in a magnificent mountain valley and boasts a mild Mediterranean climate. It is the ideal destination from which to explore the Winelands, Cape Town, the Peninsula and the many tourist attractions that the area has to offer.

Stellenbosch is without doubt one of the prettiest little towns in the whole of South Africa. The area is full of charming scenes and rich in history. The towns, villages and farmlands contain finely preserved examples of one of the most serene forms of domestic architecture found anywhere in the world – the Cape-Dutch style.

Today’s Stellenbosch still pays homage to culture and heritage, as the town has done since its humble Dutch origins. Each new generation of architects, buildings and town planners used the inspiration of their predecessors to ensure that the aesthetic values of Stellenbosch remained intact. The result is that to this day, the influence of many architectural styles over the last three centuries are to be seen in the meticulously restored buildings throughout the town.

Another major characteristic for Stellenbosch being such a popular destination is its vibrancy. Stellenbosch is a bustling student town filled with busy people pursuing endless professions, as well as students studying at the Stellenbosch University.

This visual effect of Stellenbosch is enhanced by the fact that the town is surrounded by spectacular mountains and some of the world’s most famous vineyards adding to the town and region’s attractiveness to the local and international tourist.

In 1971 the first wine route in South Africa was established in Stellenbosch – Stellenbosch Wine Route which has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa and are also connected to the global Great Wine Capitals Network.

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