A blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards.  A walking tour of the town centre allows visitors to take in its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, as well as art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, while foodies may prefer indulging in cuisine and fine wines at one of the chic restaurants or bistros.  Stellenbosch is also the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country‚Äôs leading wine estates.  (ITT)