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Dorp Street

Address: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Somerset West, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Best place to see beautiful Stellenbosch! I am being prompted by trip advisor to say what I didn't like. Dear trip advisor......I loved this town......end of story.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Like most of central Stellenbosch, Dorp Street has very good restaurants & cafés. They are all within a short stroll of the De Hoek Manor Guest House.

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Pretoria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Dorp Street has, I believe, the highest percentage of classified heritage buildings in the country. Most of these are houses, some tastefully converted into businesses such as coffee shops. It is a busy thoroughfare so one doesn't get to see the buildings unless one walks. Well worth it. The old irrigation canal is still used.

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Friesland, Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you are interested in history and architecture, make sure you pick up the historical walk guide at the tourist information (markt street) for only R5. Highly recommended!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great base to explore lovely historic stellenbosch. We loved all of the restuarants in the area, and recoomend everyone go to Dorp street area for a nice walk around

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a pleasant street. Shops and wine bars are nice enough but nothing out of the ordinary. Whilst the street has various buildings with architectural merit, the trees are so overgrown that it is difficult to appreciate a wider street vista. It is pleasant to stroll along the street but certainly not worth going out of your way to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My favourite spot is Die Wjin Huis, where you can have a relaxed wine tasting of the showcased wine of the region (usually 3 wines, changes regulary) and have a light meal.The restuarant upstairs has a delicious menu too. There are many vibey side-walk cafes and shops selling beautiful items made by local designers. Do pop into the Silk shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

loved the cape dutch architecture and feeling of having gone back in time. Trees all around. Lovely restaurants and independent shops. Worth a visit.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This popular street in Stellenbosch holds a lot of entertainment (especially nightlife) for those who want to experience the fun, but also historic side of Stellenbosch. Here on will find attractions such as Oom Samie se Winkel, an art museum, historically beautiful buildings as well as a lot of restaurants. These restaurants range from very classy to very arty and... More 

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Swindon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Opi Dorp Restaurant, fabulous cray fish and lamb and wonderful service. We arrived with no reservation and were fortunate to get a cancellation - sitting on the sidewalk eating - fab.

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