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"Stellenbosch is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, known for its scenic beauty, wine vineyards, and prestigious university. The official language is Afrikaans, but English is widely spoken and understood. The cost of living in Stellenbosch is relatively lower compared to other major cities in South Africa, but it's higher than the national average due to its status as a university town and tourist destination. The town has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It's advisable to have health insurance as private healthcare in South Africa is expensive, and public healthcare can be unreliable. Stellenbosch is generally safe, but like any other place, it's important to be cautious and aware of your surroundings, especially at night. The town is known for its wine industry, so wine tasting and vineyard tours are popular activities. The Stellenbosch University is one of the top universities in Africa, attracting students from all over the world. The town has a vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries, theaters, and music venues. Public transportation is limited, so having a car is beneficial, but the town is also very walkable. The food scene in Stellenbosch is diverse, with a mix of local and international cuisines. The town is also close to Cape Town, making it easy to explore the larger city and its attractions. It's important to understand the local customs and etiquette, such as greeting people with a handshake and maintaining eye contact during conversations. South Africans are generally friendly and welcoming, but it's also a diverse country with a complex history, so sensitivity towards cultural differences is appreciated. Lastly, it's advisable to secure accommodation before moving, as the demand for housing can be high due to the university students and tourists," commented one expat who made the move to Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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