Burgerhuis Museum

The Burgerhuis is a cultural museum in Stellenbosch, one of a group of historical buildings that surround the village green

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Burgerhuis Museum

The Burgerhuis (Burger house) - a cultural museum in the town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa - is one of a group of historical buildings that surround the village green, also know as the Braak.

Where? Bloem Street, Stellenbosch, 7600, Cape Winelands

When? Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h30
Saturday from 08h00 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 16h30.

How? Call +27 (0)21 887-0339

Overnight? See Stellenbosch accommodation, in Cape Winelands

Stellenbosch’s village green was laid out as early as 1703 as a parade ground that today lies at the heart of the oak-lined streets, water canals and beautiful white-washed Cape Dutch style buildings that are the hallmark of this beautiful town.

The Burgerhuis is regarded as a typical dwelling of the more well-to-do citizen of the old Cape, and the museum captures the elegance of the 17th and 18th centuries most wonderfully. The town council have tried to maintain a replica of the private dwelling the building would have been in its day, although when they first received the house is was in something of a state.

Stellenbosch is full of buildings of historical interest, particularly Dorp Street where one of the longest rows of old buildings survives, many of them run as little shops and restaurants.

Other places worth a visit, other than the Burgerhuis Museum, are the Stellenryk Wijn Museum, also in Dorp Street, the Oude Meester Brandy Museum in Old Strand Road, the Van Rhyn Brandy Cellar on the outskirts of town and even the University of Stellenbosch’s campus, which has one of the most beautiful grounds that includes its Botanical Garden – a wonderful place to sit for a while.

Popular Attractions near to the Burgerhuis Museum

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens


The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanic garden in South Africa. The Garden is beautifully maintained and includes three glass houses, Lotus lily and Koi fish pond, Japanese Garden, Herb Garden and arboretum...

More info and contact details: Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Stellenbosch Wine Routes


Just 45 minutes from Cape Town, the Stellenbosch wine route is the oldest in the country and represents over 300 wineries. Because of this it is divided into a number of sub-routes to make it easier to travel, namely: Bottelary Hills, Devon...

More info and contact details: Stellenbosch Wine Routes

Did you know?

Other places worth a visit in Stellenbosch include the Stellenryk Wijn Museum, also in Dorp Street, the Oude Meester Brandy Museum in Old Strand Road.

©Unauthorised use of the
photos is strictly prohibited.

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South African holiday plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap