You are responsible for your own accommodation, food, and transport. That said, once you’ve booked and paid for your spot, we’ll add you to the WhatsApp group, which you can use to organize lifts or other room shares. In addition, here is some reference information:
For out-of-towners, the nearest airport is located in Cape Town, and Ubers will cost ~R200-R250 each way. You may use the WhatsApp group to coordinate arrivals and split costs. You can also rent a car at the airport.
Stellenbosch central town is about 12-15 min drive from Flying Fitness. Ubers will cost about R130 each way. (You may be able to split with other students though!)
Accommodation can get tight (and pricey) in late February because Stellenbosch is busy then. We recommend you therefore book earlier rather than later.
Check out normal booking websites like Booking, Airbnb, Afristay, and Travelground.
Stellies locals have also mentioned a Facebook group called "Secondhand Stellenbosch" that gets good traffic. People usually post long-term stays there, but you could post a message to see if anyone has a spare room they'd rent out for a few days!
Finally, you can post on the festival WhatsApp group to see if anyone wants to share a room/Airbnb with you, which may save on costs.
Food / Lunch
If you're not taking any workshops, then there is a 2.5 hour midday break between classes, so you can take a luxurious lunch at Spier Wine Farm, find some festival friends to share a group lunch in town, or bring/pick up something quick from Woolworths (about 8 min away).
If you ARE taking workshops, then you'll still generally have 45 mins before and after the workshop to grab food. However, you might choose to simply bring lunch on workshop days, to make food admin easier for you!
For dinner recommendations, we'll ask some locals and put up some recommendations here, closer to the time of the festival.