Information for visitors

The Venue: STIAS

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) invests in experts who work across disciplinary borders to tackle issues ranging from health equity to complexity theory, the effects of race to quantum information. In this age of tumultuous change, the development of a long-term view and a critical mass of expertise on a broad range of issues is crucial to the wellbeing of future generations.

STIAS was established in 1999 to provide a ‘creative space for the mind’, a fellowship programme that would advance cross-disciplinary research at the highest level. Modelled on similar institutes internationally, STIAS is the first of its kind in Africa. Here, leading researchers and intellectuals from across the world are supported to think innovatively and pursue sustainable strategies to the challenges facing the world, with a focus on Africa. Offering various fellowships and scholarships, STIAS provides a uniquely supportive space for thinking, reading, debating and writing.

More information on their website:

The Location: Stellenbosch

The event will be SATI’s Fourth Triennial Conference and marks the first collaboration between South Africa and Mozambique. It will be held both virtually and in person on 25 and 26 September 2023. The venue for the in-person conference is the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This important event will also coincide with the celebration of International Translation Day on 30 September 2023.

Stellenbosch is in the Western Cape province of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Cape Town, along the banks of the of the Eerste River at the foot of the Stellenbosch Mountain. It is also home to the prestigious Stellenbosch University.

More information on the website of the Stellenbosch Municipality:

What to do

Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town and a popular wine, food, art and cultural destination.

The scenic Stellenbosch Wine Route is the oldest in the country and one of the most popular destinations for local and international visitors alike. The town might be small, but activities abound, and you can choose from – to mention but a few – cellar door experiences, award-winning wine estates, celebrated restaurants.

Outdoor enthusiasts will not get bored, as Stellenbosch is close to rivers and beautiful mountains, ideal for cycling or hiking.

For more tips on what to do during your stay:

Where to stay

You can find a list of suggested accommodation here.

Avenues 32 The Avenue 8 Rooms 021 887 1843
Batavia Boutique Hotel 12 Louw Street 9 Rooms 021 887 2914
Beauclair 1 Coetzenburg Road 2 Room Luxury cottage 021 886 8982
Bonne Esperance Guest House 17 Van Riebeeck Street 15 Rooms & 8 Appartments 021 887 0225/6
Caledon Villa 7 Neethling Street 15 Rooms 021 883 8912
Crofters(Self-catering units) 15 Thibault Street 3 Bedroom Luxury duplex 021 883 8912
De Oude Meul 10A Mill Street 6 Rooms 021 887 7085
Life & Leisure 20 Van Riebeeck Street 3 Apartments 021 886 6955
Malans Guest House  4 Keerom Street 5 en-suite Rooms 021 887 8859
Roosenwijn Guest House 14 Van Riebeeck Street 13 Rooms, 1 Family suite, 1 Honeymoon suite 021 883 3338
Rustenbosch 110 Merriman Street 9 Rooms & 4 Apartment units 021 887 8549
Summerwood 28 Jonkershoek Road 8 Rooms 021 887 4112
Middedorp Cottage 5 Murray Street 1 Cottage 817 713 878
22 Die Laan Guest House 22 Die Laan 7 Rooms 021 883 2099
Twice Guest house 7 Bosch-en-dal Road 2 Rooms 021 882 9156 www.
Victoria House 21 Van Riebeeck Street 3 Bedroom Luxury Apartment 021 886 8753
d’ Ouwe Werf Hotel 30 Church Street 58 Rooms, All vary in sizes and price. 021 887 4608
Villa Grande 1 Keerom Street 10 Rooms 1 Honeymoon suite 0218878454
Lanzerac Hotel and spa 1 Lanzerac Road 48 Rooms, All vary in sizes and price. 0218871132
Eendracht Village Hotel 161 Dorp Street 12 Hotel & 3 self-Catering units 021 883 8843
Oak Village B&B 7 Hamman Street 5 Rooms 021 887 7889
Stellenbosch Hotel 162 Dorp Street 37 Rooms, Rooms vary in space and price 218 873 644
Winelands Golf Lodges De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, R44 66 Rooms, 1-4 room apartments 021 880 6900
STELLENBOSCH TOURST INFORMATION OFFICE – Stellenbosch Tourism & Information Bureau
Address: 36 Market Steet
Tel: 021 883 3584
Fax: 021 883 8017
US ACCOMMODATION – Residences & hostels during holidays
Contact: Mr. Dawie Malan
Mobile: 0828739497