Wellington Holiday Guide


Nestling at the foot of the Groenberg, the hiestoric town of Wellington lies in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Kromme River with the majestic Hawequa Mountains standing guard on its eastern border. Wellington, in the heart of the Boland and rich cultural, religious and educational history, is an unsurpassed area to enjoy the Winelands and scenert of the Western Cape in South Africa

Wellington offers a mix of fabulous shopping treats to tourists. The town is well equipped with all medical and emergency services and branches of all the main banks in South Africa.

After the eventual establishment of the town in 1840, the name was changed to Wellington in honour of the Duke of Wellington, renowned soldier and conqueror of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington, steeped in history and tradition, has a magical atmosphere that will captivate you once you discover the town, its people and myriad of attractions

The Location of Wellington

Wellington is situated about 75 kilometres from Cape Town.

The Wellington Vibe

An electric mix of cultural heritage, cosmopolitan influences and the good life is what awaits you in Wellington.  On visiting Wellington your first stop just has to be the Tourism Bureau. It is located next to the Dutch Reformed Church and a beautiful larger than life granite statue of Christian pioneer, Andrew Murray, welcomes you. During his life of 88 years he was the founder of several organisations, educator, spiritual leader, revivalist and creator of an extensive religious/spiritual literacy heritage.
At the Tourism Bureau, you will be provided with a map of the town and district. This will provide you with directions to the cellars in and around Wellington. There are a myriad of interesting places such as nurseries, factory outlets, shops, restaurants and historic gems to visit
Wellington- Amenities

Although centrally located to most of Cape Towns attractions, Wellington itself can certainly keep the visitor occupied with any number of activities.

Places to see in Wellington

  • Bontebok Ridge Nature Reserve Scenic Drives
  • Wellington Mountain Bike Trail
  • Horse & Wine Trails
  • Bain’s Kloof Pass
  • Limietberg Nature Reserve and Hiking Trails
  • Local Gards

Wellington  Activities

  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting/ Canoeing
  • Shopping
  • Quad Biking
  • Horse Riding

Eating out in Wellington

Wellington has many culinary delights waiting to be explored by the easy to please as well as the gourmet connoisseur.

Wellington  restaurants :

  • Diemersfontein- Seasons Restaurants
  • Chippa’s Place
  • Deli-licious
  • La Vita eBella
  • Diva’s Cafê
  • Oude Wellington Restaurant

Guesthouses in Wellington

  • 5 Mountains Guesthouse
  • B&B Ons Stee Guesthouse – read the owners profile Pieter and Anja