ActiveSquirrel is a community-based information site for things to do in and around Stellenbosch and a bit further away, but still reachable from Stellenbosch. We basically cover anything within the Western Cape.

The target audience is Students living in Stellenbosch, but most of the activities are appropriate for people of all ages from all over South Africa.

The name:

The active part speaks for itself.  This site is full of activities to do.  Squirrel comes from Stellenbosch, the Oak Town, which is synonymous with Squirrel.  Squirrel has a catchy ring to it.

Friend 1: I’m so bored.
Friend 2: Go do something fun.
Friend 1: Like what?
Friend 2: Squirrel it!

Girl: This place is amazing, how did you find it?
Guy: I Squirreled it.

The people:

ActiveSquirrel is the brain child of Hugo Minnaar, currently a student at the University of Life.  He loves the outdoors and want to make the most of his time at University, while he still has time and some money.  After doing most of the usual activities around Stellenbosch ranging from Skydiving to climbing Pieke, he didn’t have anything left to do.  If only there was a site with everything you can do in and around Stellenbosch… ActiveSquirrel was born.


Johannes Jonker, from Novo Web Solutions, for tech support and valuable advice regarding websites.

Jaco du Plessis for language editing.