In the heart of the Cape Winelands, just 45 minutes from Cape Town, is the quaint town Wellington. The town is situated at the foot of the Groenberg Mountain, with the Spruit, Berg and Kromme River meandering through the valley. Wellington is best known for their wineries, agriculture, deciduous fruit and brandy making.
Wellington historically was a last outpost town as it is bordered by the Karoo to the north. This resulted in the most French nationals setting in the town. Wellington is alive with history, architecture, fine dining, wine tasting and outdoor activities. The wineries are conveniently close to one another and the town boasts the majority of South Africa’s wine cutting nurseries due to the climate and rich soil.
Welling is best visited in the spring or summer due the Mediterranean climate. The months from June to mid September are the rainfall season with summer warming to the 30C on most days. Wellington’s slow paced life style, quaint village and rustic country restaurant and wine farms are the epitome of a tranquil getaway. See Wellington accommodation below.