Avis Van Rental Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Van HireAvis Van Rental Winelands started it's operations on the first of July 2002. Our region includes the whole of the Boland from Grabouw to Wellington and from Franschoek to Durbanville. Starting with a fleet of 11 vehicles, our major focus are on the replacement market (temporary replacement of vehicles involved in accidents or being serviced) and / or supplying vehicles in times of high demand to our customers. Our fleet has since grew to about 80 vehicles with the introduction of 5 and 8 ton trucks to follow shortly.These vehicles are split between our two offices namely our “head office” in Stellenbosch and our Paarl branch.We are confident that the Avis presence in these towns are noted by everybody.
Our success can be attributed to a hardworking and committed team. The entire team makes it their priority to establish and maintain good relationships with Avis colleagues and customers. Only through co-operation of this nature, will we be able to face the growing demands and pressures that result from increasingly competitive markets.
Our future prospects include working closely with the major players in our markets, to penetrate as many lucrative opportunities as we can. These markets include: government contracts, agricultural sector, film industry and big corporate companies.
The second oldest town in South Africa, founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679 and renowned for its Cape Dutch buildings, university and wines, Stellenbosch lies in a fertile valley surrounded by vineyards, orchards and mountains.
It is an academic and farming community and one of the best preserved towns in South Africa. Stellenbosch is affectionately known as "Eikestad" - town of oaks
Stellenbosch is situated in the fertile Jonkershoek river valley and boasts a mild Mediterranean climate with rainy winters and hot summers. The Eerste River that flows through the town, has it origin in the nearby Jonkershoek mountains and flows into the Sea at the Strand in False Bay, 20 kilometers away.
The Stellenbosch mountains form a link in the chain of mountains along the south coast of the Western Cape, to the southern tip of Africa (Agulhas). The Stellenbosch valley was the first to be settled and cultivated by the Dutch as they moved from Cape Town towards the interior.
The areas offers superb scenic views over mountains, vineyards and orhards covered with wild flowers in spring. The magnificent mountains ranges reach heights of 1600 metres, forming a spectacular backdrop to the town.
Stellenbosch is a haven for tourists who have time to walk around and savour the atmosphere of this unique town with oak-lined streets and ater furrows. Open-air restaurants and cosy coffee shops line the shady streets and secluded lanes, inviting people to linger and observe the everyday activities of this bustling village.
Of the towns founded in the Cape during the period of control by the Dutch East India Company, Stellenbosch is the best preserved. This becomes apparent when walking along Dorp Street, a national monument, which has one of the longest rows of surviving old buildings in South Africa. Dorp Street is a gracious blend of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture.
Many of these historic buildings currently house art galleries, restaurants, shops, guest houses and hotels. Talented artists and craftmen find inspiration in this stimulating yet serene environment.
The University of Stellenbosch is an integral part of the history and atmosphere of the town. As the Second oldest university in South Africa it is dedicated to preserving its heritage, while at the same time preparing the leaders of the future.
Coetzenburg, the university sports grounds, has nurtured some of South Africa's top athletes and sportsmen and women as well as being the scenic venue for many other events such as the Pavarotti concert and music festivals.
Annual Events that take place are: Athletics meetings at Coetzenburg (February and March); University Rag (February); Stellenbosch Festival - street and music festival (September and October); Simon van der Stel Festival (October) and the Food and Wine Festival (October). Thousands of visitors flock to the village to join in the festivities with the locals!
The viticulture centre of Southern Africa, Stellenbosh boasts the oldest Wine Route in the country, established in 1971.
For a wider appreciation of the area enjoy spectacular views whilst traversing the four passes which make up the fruit route. Starting with the Helshoogte Pass to the Berg river valley, over the Franschoek Pass to the upper Riviersonderend valley, then over the Viljoenspass to Elgin and finally back to Stellenbosch down the Sir Lowry's Pass.
Stellenbosch with its beautiful art galleries and interesting shops is also part of the Western Cape Arts and Crafts Route.
Stellenbosch Tourism Information is situated at 36 Market Street.
Avis Stellenbosch service the surrounding farming community with their short term and long term van rental, bakkie hire and 4x4 rental requirements.
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