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Address: Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Worth a quick stroll

If you're in Stellenbosch, it's worth a quick stroll down Dorp street. The Cape Dutch architecture and ancient oaks that line he road are fascinating. It easy to feel like you've... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Chris F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

If you're in Stellenbosch, it's worth a quick stroll down Dorp street. The Cape Dutch architecture and ancient oaks that line he road are fascinating. It easy to feel like you've been taken back in time walking through the quieter parts of town. There aren't many of theses quiet spaces, however. Much of Dorp Street has been developed, with modern... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were lucky enough to be staying on Dorp Street for a couple of days and loved being in the historic heart of this charming town. The end of the street close to the church has some large mansions but, equally, there are some family homes which are heritage buildings. There are dozens of coffee shops, cafes, bars and restaurants... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Just a lovely long walk and drive down Dorp. Lots of history, galleries, shops, restaurants and more. We spent a hour or so.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We walked down Dorp St having seen it listed on Trip Advisor - it does have a few nice shops and cafes (Verbatim Book Shop great) but the parallel Church Street is much more buzzing and more concentrated with interesting shops and galleries.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

When I was kid, every Saturday morning was an event. The family would get into my dads car and we would head off to the main street of our town to walk about as well as get "provisions" for the week. Dorp street is a similar experience for me, a few decades later. It's fun and you don't have to... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Dorp st is the main street in Stellenbosch and it has a nice relaxing feel since most of the shops and restaurants are the next street over, so you get to walk among the old Dutch architecture and take your time taking photos and visiting galleries. The entire street is in the shade so it is nice a cool, and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Dorp street is really worth a stroll from one end to the other. It is really charming, with the old oaks lining the street. There are so many historic buildings, restaurants and coffee shops. You have a choice of burger joints, deli's, bakeries and other restaurants. Also don't forget to drop in at Oom Samie se Winkel for souvenirs, antiques,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Take a stroll down Dorp straat and enjoy some of South Africa's oldest history. Apartheid was ended on this street. Watch the drains they are leg breakers otherwise safe and lovely all day long

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Beautiful street with lovely old buildings. Lots of restaurants, oak trees and shops from bottom to end.

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Portage La Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

ambience rules. Olde Stellenbosch, with South Africa's history in all corners. The HQ of Afrikaanerdom, is now more a tourist area and a centre for over 100 wineries around the City.

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