Stellenbosch Shopping Facilities

If you are interested in buying a property in Stellenbosch, you will find no shortage of exciting shopping prospects in the area.

Stellenbosch has a European ambience with trendy clothing boutiques, art galleries, book shops, jewellers and antique shops line the streets in the centre of town. The best way to visit them is to do so on foot, which is also a great way to take in the beautiful Cape-Dutch architecture and relaxed vibe of the town.

Shops In Stellenbosch Town Centre

  • Africa Silks,
  • Art On 5 Studio Gallery,
  • Brompton House Antiques,
  • Dorpstraat Gallery,
  • Gypsy Clothing & Accessories,
  • Local Works Arts & Crafts,
  • Nest Vintage Shop,
  • Oom Samie Se Winkel old fashioned trading post,
  • Pour La Vie clothing boutique,
  • Quagga Rare Books & Art,
  • Scarecrow Organics,
  • Stellenbosch Antiques,
  • The Fine Art Gallery
  • Verbatim Bookstore

Larger Retailers

Larger retailers and grocery shops are available at a number of malls in and around Stellenbosch. Eikestad Mall in the centre of town offers a variety of retailers and a movie theatre. Somerset Mall, 18km from Stellenbosch is in Somerset West and is the region’s largest shopping centre. Stellenbosch Square, just outside of Stellenbosch on the R44, has 40 shops and restaurants and free secure parking.

Food and Craft Markets

Food and craft markets, farmers markets and flea markets abound in Stellenbosch. They not only offer organic produce from the area and local arts and crafts, but also make for a fun outing for the whole family.

The Langenhoven Student Centre, better known as the Neelsie, is on Smuts Street. It offers a variety of smaller retailers and a large food court with a number of take-away outlets.

Blaauwklippen Family Market, open on Sundays from 10h00 to 15h00, has fresh produce, homemade products, crafts, plants, live music, food stalls and Blaauwklippen wines.

Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market, at the Oude Libertas Wine Estate, is open on  Saturdays from 9h00 to 14h00. It has “slow food” stalls, wine tasting, arts, crafts and entertainment.

Woodmill Lifestyle Market, at The Woodmill on Vredenburg Road in Stellenbosch, is open on Fridays from 17h30 to 22h00. It has food stalls, designer clothing, ceramics, artists, jewelers, a micro brewery and live music.

Farm Stalls

Along the main routes to and from Stellenbosch you will also find delightful farm stalls offering local preserves, baked goods and even berry picking. The Friendly Farmer Farm Stall is in town. Outside town are the Mooiberge Farm Stall just outside town are the Mooiberg Farm stall, Mountain Breeze Farm Stall and Polkadraai Farm Stall.

Shopping For Wine

Stellenbosch is probably best known as the centre of the South African wine industry. Over 200 wine and grape farms surround the town, and needless to say, shopping for wine in Stellenbosch is a pleasure! There are a number of excellent wine merchants in town and most farms also offer tasting and sales.

The Next Steps

Many prospective buyers have never before been introduced to a property buyers consultant, let alone used one. Buyers agents are common in many other countries, though, because they are buyer focused and help source and secure your ideal property (usually with large discounts). And in 99% of cases they are free of charge.

SAHomeBuyers is a property buyers consultant. Of course, we help search and secure that ideal Stellenbosch property, but we also put great emphasis on all the other considerations – both good and bad. Our only goal is to serve your interests and help you make the best informed decision.

Learn more about SAHomeBuyers and arrange to talk to one of our property consultants by e-mailing us here or telephoning + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.