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The heart of the Winelands!
Wellington, steeped in history and tradition, has a magical atmosphere that will captivate the tourist once you discover the town, its people and its myriad of attractions.
Originally known as Limiet Vallei (border or frontier valley), the area became known as Val du Charron or wagonmakersvallei (Valley of the Wagon Maker) towards the end of the 17th century when the French Huguenots settled here. The name was changed to Wellington in 1840 in honour of the renowned soldier and conqueror of Napoleon.
Wellington is a mere 45 minutesí (72km) drive from Cape Town and lies in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Kromme River with the majestic Hawequa Mountains on its eastern border.
Apart from fine cuisine and pleasant accommodation, visitors to Wellington may also venture into fynbos rich hikes, do horse riding, mountain biking or visit the cellars on the wine route for a relaxed wine tasting.
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