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What to do in the area ?

Wellington is situated in the heart of the wine-cultivating region of South Africa. Cape Town, Franshoek, Stellenbosch, Tulbach, and the two oceans are a comfortable distance of less than an hour's drive away. It is a convenient country home very close to city life. Wellington's history began as a wagon- building town providing heavy duty ox-wagons for the early settlers to cross the mountains into the Karoo. In mid 1800 the Bainskloof passCape Town Harbourwas built and is well worth a drive, as it was constructed more or less by hand and features stunning views, hiking trails and a unique range of Fynbos and Proteas (our national flower). Wellington offers a historic watch tower from wartime, museums, Victorian and Cape Dutch architecture and many well-known wine estates are in the area - open to the public to taste their wines and enjoy cheeses and homemade produce. International rugby events, cycling and marathons are the occasions the country and sometimes the world takes notice of Wellington. Visit the leather factory, or one of the estates, the museum, go for clay-pigeon shooting, taste brandy at one of the private brandy cellars, hike up the Bainskloof trail, arrange horse-riding, play golf on South Africas oldest 9 hole course, or play tennis or squash in town. Restaurants, coffee shops, antique dealers and an art gallery on a nearby farm will fill your day. We arange individual group tours with registered professional tourguides for you as well.

On the Farm

Enjoy your day at the swimming pool, watch the farm animals, play a round of billiard or Petanque (boule). During harvest you can actually see the grapes turn into wine before your eyes.Guests enjoying a special anniversary In winter, there is no better place than in front of our big Cape Dutch fireplace with a glass of red wine.                                                                  

Oude Wellington Estate is a working farm with animals, vineyards and a winery using open fermentation and wooden basket-press. A traditional Brandy distillery with a build in restaurant. Several farm labourers' families live on the farm, the tractor goes to work in the morning and the ducks and geese want to be fed. Peacocks, ostriches, and other pets are on our farm for you to enjoy.

Dining

Have our traditional welcome glass of wine under  shady oak-trees or in the garden pagoda. Restaurant Breakfast is from 8:15 to 10:00 and is included in the room price. Chose from a veriety of fresh fruit, a selection of cereals, fruit juices, and eggs to order to make it your good start into the day.
Nearby are a variety of restaurants, ranging from family type to elegant and Mediterranean. The restaurant on Oude Wellington is open daily and offes ala carte local and international fine cuisine with wines from the Estate and the area. Please confirm with the restaurant directly your meals reservations 021-8731008.


GPS: 33°38'811" S 19°02'531" E
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Tel: +27 (0)21 873-2262 | Fax +27 (0)86 619-9398 | P.O.Box 622, Wellington 7654, R.S.A.

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