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Wellington is a small, charming town in the Western Cape, cast in the late-afternoon shade of the magnificent Groenberg Mountain as it enjoys its prime positioning within a verdant valley of jade and emerald vegetation. On the lazy banks of the Kromme River, Wellington is only about three-quarters of an hour’s drive from Cape Town, but far away enough to be completely free of the city buzz and the ever-present vibe. It is only 10 kilometres outside the historically Afrikaans town of Paarl, which is also acclaimed for its many wonderful wines. Wellington’s claims to fame include deciduous fruit, wine and brandy. In fact, some of the most ... more

4 Things to Do in Wellington

4 Things to Do in Wellington

Wellington is famous for its wines and brandies. Its excellent soils and climate conditions yield wonderful grape varieties that are ideal for producing world-class flavours and award-winning labels. While Wellington is one of the smaller members of the Cape Winelands, there remains plenty to see and do within its borders, particularly for those that value the splendour of the outdoors.

Here are a few ideas:

1.       Tour The Estates

The wine and brandy estates of Wellington are not only abundant, but they are set within stunning surrounds that make visiting them quite spectacular. Nestled against the backdrop of the Groenberg Mountain and on the banks of the Kromme River, the picturesque retreat of Wellington makes for very special tastings of different brandy and wine varieties as well as tours of the cellars. Continue reading