Logistically, accommodation is the most pressing matter, since Stellenbosch is a very popular holiday and tourist destination all year round. December is the main holiday season in South Africa and it is essential to ensure that you book your accommodation as soon as possible. The best is to book before April 2018 at the latest. The good news is that accommodation and food are relatively cheap, compared to European prices.
Stellenbosch does not have a public transport system suited to tourists, although Uber operates in the area. Therefore, we recommend choosing accommodation within walking distance of the university campus. Please refer to the map in Figure 1 below for the recommended area in case you are booking your own accommodation. You may also find the list in Table 1 useful.
The following accommodation options are available:
Do not hesitate to ask any questions about accommodation, location or other practical matters to the local organiser.
|COOPMANHUIS HOTEL & SPA (5 Star)||33 Church Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 883 8207
|BATAVIA BOUTIQUE HOTEL (5 Star)||12 Louw Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 2914
|BEAUCLAIR (Guest Cottage)||1 Coetzenburg Road, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 886 7662
|EENDRACHT HOTEL (3 Star)||161 Dorp Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 883 8843
|THE STELLENBOSCH HOTEL||C/O Dorp & Andringa Streets, 162 Dorp Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 3644
|BONNE ESPERANCE (Bed & Breakfast)||C/o Neethling and Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 0225
|ROOSENWIJN (Guest House)||14 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 883 3338
|MIDDEDORP MANOR (Guest House)||16 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 883 9560
|VILLA GRANDE (Bed & Breakfast)||1 Keerom Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 8454
|VICTORIA HOUSE (Self-catering)||21 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com|
|FYNBOS VILLA GUEST HOUSE (Bed & Breakfast)||14 Neethling Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0)21 883 8670
|STUMBLE INN BACKPACKERS LODGE||12 Market Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 8874049
|STELLENBOSCH BACKPACKERS||Twin Oaks at 56 Bird Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0)21 883 8550
|AVENUES GUEST LODGE||32 Avenues, Stellenbosch||www.avenuesguestlodge.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 1843
|CALEDON VILLA (Bed & Breakfast)||7 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch||www.caledonvilla.co.za
Tel: +27 (0) 21 883 8912
|EVERGREEN MANOR||11 Murray Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 886 6832
|JUST JOEY GUEST HOUSE||13 Noordwal-Wes Road, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 1799
|LABRI MANOR||71 Victoria Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 886 5652
|MALANS GUEST HOUSE||4 Keerom Street, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 83 6641517
|RYNEVELD LODGE||67 Ryneveld Street, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887 4469
|RIVER MANOR||6 Die Laan, Stellenboschfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0) 21 887-9944
|DIE LAAN APARTMENTS||22 Die Laan, Stellenboschemail@example.com
Tel: +27 (0) 21 886-8753
The summer school will take place in Stellenbosch, home to Stellenbosch University.
Stellenbosch is one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa and even in the world! It is a university town and tourist destination. It is particularly well known for its wine, hiking, culture and university. It is close to Cape Town, one of the capital cities of South Africa – a city which is often ranked amongst the top ten best cities in the world for tourism. The official site of the Stellenbosch Tourism and Information Bureau is at http://www.stellenbosch.travel/.
The GF Resource Grammar Library (RGL) implements the morphology (inflection) and basic syntax (phrase structure) of more than 30 languages: Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Interlingua, Japanese, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian bokmål, Nynorsk, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Urdu. These resources are freely available as open-source software.
We are constantly welcoming new languages, especially from new language families, including African languages. Learn more at the RGL status page. The summer school is an excellent place to get started with a new language.
A recent Google TechTalk gives an overview of the GF technology and its many applications:
You will find the GF book a very good companion to your studies (available also as an e-book). However, the book is not a requirement for successful participation in the summer school.
Fly to Cape Town and then use one of various modes of transport to Stellenbosch, for example, shuttles and taxis at:
Many of the main airlines operate direct flights to Cape Town. For specific airlines and specific flights one should compare the direct flight options to the option of flying to Johannesburg and then to Cape Town, using a domestic carrier (see below).
There are many budget airlines that operate between Johannesburg and Cape Town. At the time of writing (19 March 2018), for a return trip on 2 and 15 December, the cheapest prices range from about R1750 (117.79 Euro; 145.06 USD) to just over R2000 (134.58 Euro; 165.85 USD).
Some companies that may help you find cheap local flights are:
Some budget airlines include:
See the bid for (a little outdated) information on international flight pricing.