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Wellington



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.

There are 7 facilities listed in Wellington below. Please scroll down if necessary:
(The facility with the most recent ScapeNote will move to the top of the list.)


If the tourist facility in Wellington that you are interested in does not appear above, please feel free to add it. It does not cost anything!

Add your own Facility and ScapeNotes in this discussion forum (bulletin board) regarding Wellington backpacker's hostels, hotel accommodation, B&B's, Wellington restaurants, 4x4 routes, art and craft shops, galleries, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, etc. What will attract tourists to Wellington? What do you want to ask about something in Wellington? Mention anything that is tourist-related - hiking trails, unusual accommodation, festivals, museums and Wellington scenic attractions - question or discuss anything that can hold a visitor's attention for more than 10 minutes! The list carries on: birding, rock formations, mountain passes, drives, river cruises, wine cellars, wine tasting and sales, fishing spots, beaches, car hire, bus tours, etc., etc. - the tourism possibilities are endless . . . . .

Anybody can add a facility - Guests, owners, managers, potential visitors, aspirant travel writers, amateur or armchair critics - absolutely anybody. You do not have to be the owner of the facility - you can be a less than satisfied visitor honestly telling of your unhappy experience at a facility. Hopefully a subsequent visitor comes along and tells us that all is well now. (We may edit or delete your note if think that it is out of line, but don't let that stop you from trying!)

Golf clubs, watersports, caravan parks and camping accommodation, cinemas, pleasure resorts, quad bikes, bazaars, theatres, . . . . . . surprise us with what is in Wellington!
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