Wellington is home to the biggest vine nursery in the Southern hemisphere so regardless of where our guest chose to drink their wine; chances are it was born in Wellington! So where better to base oneself in the winelands – only 25 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschoek and 10 minutes from Paarl?
With its spectacular scenery, many of our guests chose simply to sit back and enjoy our own internationally acclaimed wines and soak up the history and culture of this original wine growing area.
What to do in the area - www.wellington.co.za
Activities and Adventures
- Drive the historic Bainskloof pass
- Swim in the natural pools of the Limietberg reserve
- Start exploring Route 62
- Horse ride at Pony joy rides (www.facebook.com/ponyjoyrides.wellington)
- Golf at Boschenmeer, Pearl Valley and Ceres Golf Club as well as our local.
- Zipline in Ceres - just over the Bainskloof!
- Park Run at Imbuko Wines weekly (www.parkrun.co.za/wellington)
- Do the SAD ½ Marathon in May
Kids and Wildlife
- Fantastic entertainment for the kids at the Giraffe House (www.giraffehouse.co.za), The Drakenstein Lion Park (www.lionrescue.org.za) and Butterfly World (www.butterflyworld.com)
- Explore Bontebok Ridge Reserve with its Kwagga breeding programme & free roaming wild boar (www.bontebokridge.com)
- Visit Quenti alpaca farm
Arts and Culture
- Visit the Wellington museum or Ouma Grannies House (Victoriana museum)
- Walk the historic neighbourhoods of Wellington and appreciate the architecture- from Cape Dutch to Victorian to Art Deco
- Visit the Andrew Murray memorial
- The Bordienghuis hosts live music and theatrical performances (www.breytenbachsentrum.co.za)
- Shop at Redemption leather, the SAD Dried Fruit Factory shop
Eating and Drinking
- Taste at the numerous boutique wineries as well as large co-operatives
- Dine at the local restaurants
- Enjoy Wellington's Wildfees (August) and Pinotage on Tap, amongst other festivals