Franschhoek Accommodation Bellingham Homestead Self-cater Groot Drakenstein

Bellingham Homestead

Self Catering at R45 (inside Antonij Rupert Estate) Groot Drakenstein, 7681, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Bellingham Homestead

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Winelands, Bellingham Homestead is a National Monument owned by the Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation Trust, a charitable organisation. Left as a gift to the nation by Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk who bought Bellingham in 1943 and where the famous Bellingham Wines were born.

If you’re looking for relaxing accommodation in the Cape Winelands, 11kms from Franschhoek, Bellingham offers you a very private getaway surrounded by mountains, set in picturesque manicured gardens.


The Accommodation Units at Bellingham Homestead are furnished in an antique style and they all have a basic self-catering facility.

The Original Guest Suite (Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children)
Has a King size bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom. It has a kitchenette and dining area. The sitting room (with sleeper couch) opens onto an enclosed patio which has access to the garden and swimming pool. Sleeps two adults and for a small extra daily rate, two children on sleeper couch.

The Four Poster Suite (Sleeps 2)
Has a Queen size four poster bed, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. This suite has a patio with a magnificent view across the garden and of the Worcester Mountains.

Lara’s Cottage (Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child)
Lara’s Cottage is a very comfortable modern one bedroom unit with a kitchenette and sitting room. Lara’s has its own patio area with a view over the rose garden and access to the swimming pool. Sleeps up to three guests.

Garden Cottage (Sleeps 4)
Garden Cottage is a two bedroom, two bathroom cottage. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and both rooms have twin beds. This historical cottage has an open plan sitting room, dinning area and kitchen which form the cottage hub. Off the second bedroom is a patio with magnificent views across the garden, as well as, access to the swimming pool and gardens.

Additional Facilities

Bellingham Homestead is a pet-friendly establishment.

Relax at the swimming pool or take a leisurely walk around the 5½ ha of gardens and become part of the legacy here, surrounded by vineyards.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.882115
Longitude: 19.020612

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 60km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
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