Inbound Sales Consultant
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Our well-established FMCG client is looking for a well-presented, customer focused, friendly, fully bilingual team member.Your bubbly personality and client centric focus is needed for assisting clients, solving queries and closing sales.  A good, clear, welcoming telephone voice is vital.

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Red Seal Motor Vehicle Technician
Somerset West
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Salary: Monthly

Qualified Motor Vehicle Technician  Western Cape, Helderberg, Somerset West Market Related Salary + Incentives + Benefits

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Service Advisor /Aftersales Consultant
Somerset West
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Service AdvisorWestern Cape, Helderberg, Somerset West Market Related Basic Salary + Incentives + Benefits

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Creditors Clerk
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Our client in the transport and logistics solutions industry is seeking a Creditors Clerk to join their team.

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Creditors Clerk
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An established provider of transport and logistics solutions is seeking to expand their dynamic team with a motivated, meticulous Creditors Clerk who has a passion for finance and logistics.

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Sushi Chef
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Our client in Stellenbosch is seeking a Sushi Chef to join their Japanese themed restaurant. You will work closely with the Head Chef, managing food stock and ensuring quality standards. Experience with Japanese cuisine is essential to help establish our reputation as one of the area's top Japanese restaurants.

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Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse needed.

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Earthmoving Mechanic
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Earthmoving Mechanic

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Production Intern
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Well established company in Cape-Town seeks a Warehouse Manager with dispatch experience  

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The Complete Guide to Jobs in Stellenbosch

What is great about Stellenbosch and why would I want to find a Job in Stellenbosch?

The vibrant town of Stellenbosch, affectionately known as Stellies, is nestled in the heart of South Africa's Western Cape province. The town was established on the banks of the Eerste River in 1679.

Stellenbosch is surrounded by over 150 vineyards and the mountains of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg nature reserves. 

Streets lined with trees, cafes and art galleries are surrounded by idyllic Cape Dutch architecture. 

The town is also known for the renowned University of Stellenbosch. 

This charming town offers not only a fantastic quality of life but also numerous employment opportunities.

Western Cape is a very popular province for people looking for a secure and beautiful setting for their families. Amongst those are recent graduates, experienced professionals or those wishing to change their career.

Below we cover the following subjects to help understand the area and also the many job opportunities to be found in this beautiful part of the world. 


What are the Major Jobs in Stellenbosch?

👉Agriculture and Wine Industry Jobs in Stellenbosch

👉Education Jobs in Stellenbosch

👉IT Jobs in Stellenbosch

👉Tourism Jobs in Stellenbosch

👉Retail Jobs in Stellenbosch


Agriculture and Wine Industry Jobs in Stellenbosch


The Stellenbosch region is a prime location for agriculture and wine production because of its

fertile soil and ideal climate.

“Stellenbosch is South Africa’s most famous wine producing region and is home to some of the best quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends.”  As such, there are many job opportunities in vinification; the industry includes farming, harvesting, packaging and distribution.


A degree in viticulture or agricultural science would be an advantage for these roles but prior experience in the industry can also open doors.


Stellenbosch University not only offers some of the best world renowned degrees for viniculture and viticulture, it is also set in an amasing wine production area, where you can totally immerse yourself in the culture and learn firsthand experience every day.

Some of the degrees include:

  • MScAgric (Oenology)
  • MScAgric (Viticulture)
  • MScAgric or MSc (Wine Biotechnology)

Education Jobs in Stellenbosch


Rated within the top three universities in South Africa, Stellenbosch University has become a world renowned destination for South African and international students.


Being known as a “university town”, education is a major sector that drives job creation. Starting from pre school to higher tertiary institutions and the University, there are plenty of opportunities for educators to make an impact on young minds.


IT Jobs in Stellenbosch


Stellenbosch is setting its sights on becoming a hub for innovation in Africa. Executive Mayor, Conrad Sidego, believes Stellenbosch has the right combination to move to the forefront of innovation in Africa.


"Stellenbosch has tremendous resources. It has a world-class university, a lot of technology businesses, and many of the richest people in the country live here," he says.


Together with the influx of executives and entrepreneurs who have been attracted by the town's appealing lifestyle and beauty along with the convenient proximity to Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch is quickly becoming a town of innovation.


According to IT Web, “A new generation of technology startups has begun rising out of Stellenbosch. Many are pioneering innovation in online security, payment systems and mobile applications.


Local companies FireID Payments, Entersekt and Health Q Technologies are already eyeing international markets. Others, such as Wysetalk, Gust Pay, EdgeCampus and iFix, are fast establishing themselves in South Africa.”


Tourism Jobs in Stellenbosch


Stellenbosch attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to explore its picturesque beauty, sporting activities and world-class wine farms. Tourism has a significant importance, not only for the brilliant wine but also the diverse nature and excursions available. 


This has led to significant growth in the tourism industry with many job opportunities available such as tour guides, hospitality staff and waitrons.


Retail Jobs in Stellenbosch


As the commercial hub of the Cape Winelands region, Stellenbosch has a vibrant retail industry with many eclectic and historic stores.  Though there are shopping centres and outlets where you can find anything you need, the quant village atmosphere keeps the streets and shops busy with tourists and locals alike.


People with customer service skills and who enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment, have plenty of opportunities to explore retail jobs in Stellenbosch.


What Activities are there to do in Stellenbosch?

👉Explore the Winelands

👉Adventures for the Energetic

👉Visit Historical Sites

👉Enjoy the Vibrant Culture


Explore the Winelands


One cannot talk about Stellenbosch without mentioning its famous wineries. With over 150 wine producers in the region, visitors choose from a variety of wine tours, tastings and culinary experiences to experience some of South Africa's finest wines. 


Whether you prefer red or white, there is something to please your palate in Stellenbosch.


Adventures for the Energetic


Stellenbosch has a steady stream of visitors for outdoor enthusiasts. There are several hikes and trails that offer panoramic views of the town and the surrounding mountains and vineyards.


Many mountain biking routes are available, MTB and e-biking are very popular for those looking for an adrenaline rush. Some popular spots include:


  • Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
  • Coetzenburg Mountain Trail
  • Hottentots-Nature Reserve.
  • Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy


Some exciting adventures to enjoy for the whole family:


  • Casa Mountain Bike Tours
  • Scootours
  • Segway experiences
  • Villiera Game Drive
  • Vredenheim Big Cat Park & Animal Farm
  • Blaauwklippen Vineyards Bike Park
  • Koelenhof, sweet and sour experience
  • Hazendal Wine Estate Wonderdal & Kleine Hazen Putting Park
  • Weltevreden 1692 Carnival

Visit historical Sites


As one of the oldest towns in South Africa, Stellenbosch has a rich history that can be explored through its numerous heritage sites and museums. 


Take a stroll down Dorp Street to see beautifully preserved Cape Dutch buildings or visit Oom Samie se Winkel - an iconic general store which has been in the same premises for over 100 years.


Enjoy the Vibrant Art Culture


Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is a popular artistic venue. Stellenbosch University also has a beautiful botanic garden which is open to the public.


The Rupert Museum consists of 4 galleries, a small library and a cosy café. Fabulous galleries add to the charm and vibe of the town.


Where are the Best Places to Live in Stellenbosch?

👉Dorp Street

👉Nuutgevonden Estate

👉Die Boord




Dorp Street


Dorp Street, in the heart of Stellenbosch, is known for its vibrant cafes, quaint boutique shops, and historical architecture. This area is perfect for those who want to be within walking distance of their workplace or the University campus.


Despite being in the centre of town, Dorp Street manages to maintain a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Housing options here range from apartments above shops or houses converted into multiple units.


Nuutgevonden Estate


With a large demand for residential properties, Nuutgevonden Estate was built.  It is located just outside the town centre but still within close proximity to businesses and only 4km from Stellenbosch University.


The estate offers a suburban lifestyle with modern amenities. This is a gated community which boasts beautiful homes and apartments at affordable prices as well as access to communal facilities such as a gym and swimming pool.


Die Boord


For those looking for a more family-oriented neighborhood, Die Boord is the ideal choice. This established suburb offers spacious homes with large yards and parks nearby for children to play in. It also has excellent schools catering for all ages. A notable school is Rhenish Girls' High School, it was founded in 1860, thus making it the oldest girls' school in South Africa.




Jamestown is a quiet settlement on the outskirts of Stellenbosch.  Originally an area for subsistence farming, it is now primarily residential.


It has been targeted at the luxury real estate market and is integrated with the original residential area. Developments such as De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, and Aan de Weber and La Clemence retirement village border Jamestown. 


At the entrance to Jamestown is Blaauwklip Office Park and Stellenbosch Square and bordered by the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden.




Paradyskloof is nestled at the foot of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains and surrounded by vineyards and conveniently located opposite Stellenbosch Golf Course.  Paradyskloof is also the start of many mountain bike trails, heading off into the mountains.


The suburb has luxury villas and houses with plenty of open spaces.  Close to the R44, the area has instant access to schools, businesses, shopping and entertainment.


Frequently Asked Questions for Getting a Job in Stellenbosch

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is Stellenbosch?

Stellenbosch is close to Cape Town, a mere 45 minute drive away, and yet you are still away from the city and into the winelands with its own quaint atmosphere. 

The University town is  east of Cape Town, in the Eerste River valley which nestles amongst  the majestic Jonkershoek, Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains. 18th and 19th century Cape Dutch houses line the streets with ancient oak trees. 

The town has a general population of 80,000 but it does fluctuate as the University ‘seasons’ change. 


How do Stellenbosch Salaries Compare to the Rest of the Country?

That really depends on the job you are aiming for. Though in close proximity to Cape Town, the average cost of living is lower than in any of the cities in South Africa. Accommodation and travel distances make a marked advantage.


Is it Easy to get a job in Stellenbosch?

There are a few different ways to find job listings in Stellenbosch. One option is to use online job portals such as Executive Placements, which allow you to search for jobs by location, industry and using keywords.

Another option is to visit the websites of companies or organizations you are interested in working for and check their career pages for any open positions.

Additionally, a specialist recruitment agency could assist in your search.


What is the Average Age in Stellenbosch?

Not only is the area steeped in history and culture, but the median age in Stellenbosch is only 26, which matches nearby, vibrant Cape Town.  

Stellenbosch University adds a vibrant and young atmosphere to an historical town.


Where is the Best to Live in Stellenbosch?

Beautiful safe estates, golf estates and urban areas surround Stellenbosch central:

  • Brandwacht.
  • Central.
  • Dalsig.
  • De Wijnlanden.
  • De Zalze Golf Estate.
  • Devon Park.
  • Die Boord.
  • Jamestown.


What are the Fastest Growing Sectors in Stellenbosch?

Stellenbosch has a diverse economy with a variety of industries represented. The key industries include education and wine production, others include tourism, agriculture, wine production, technology and innovation and finance. 

The town is also home to several research institutions and start-up companies.

Stellenbosch is also becoming well known for its tech industry and is a growing ‘silicon valley’ in Africa.


How Safe is Stellenbosch?

“Stellenbosch is a relatively safe town in South Africa, especially compared to larger cities like Johannesburg or Cape Town”, informs the Travel Ladies


How Far is Stellenbosch from Johannesburg?

Stellenbosch, being slightly closer to Johannesburg, is still a 14 hour drive.  For a flight, Cape Town has the closest airport, and a short 25km drive. 


What is the Weather Like in Stellenbosch?

Stellenbosch has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summer and cooler, wet winters.

Being set closer inland, Stellenbosch doesn’t get the coastal winds like Cape Town.


What is Stellenbosch Best Known For?

“The South African wine industry produces about 1,000,000,000 litres of wine annually. Stellenbosch is the primary location for viticulture and viticulture research.” Wikipedia.


Do I Need a Work Permit to Work in Stellenbosch?

If you are not a South African citizen or permanent resident, then yes, you will need a valid work permit to legally work in Stellenbosch or anywhere else in South Africa. You can obtain a work permit by applying through the Department of Home Affairs or consulting with an immigration lawyer.

South Africa has a list of Critical Skills that are needed, allowing the application of a work visa easier.


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