Attractions IN Wellington

Wine Estates

Wellington Wine Estates

This area is an ideal wine-growing region owing mainly to its soils and the suitability of its climate. Grapevines are known to flourish under tough conditions, and Wellington has just the right combination of sunshine and rain to produce some really ...

Wine Estates

Wellington Wine Route

Only 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, the Wellington wine route is one of the youngest wine routes in the Cape, although the viticultural heritage dates back to the French Huguenots of the late 1600s. Officially launched in the mid 1990s, the predominantly ...

Attractions AROUND Wellington

Mountain Passes

Bainskloof Pass

One of a series of passes that cut through the mountain that seal Cape Town and its surrounds from the interior, Bainskloof Pass is also one of the Western Cape's most scenic routes. To drive its bends and turns brings one right up against the Limietberg ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Butterfly World

Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in South Africa, lies at the cross roads of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington, just off the N1 at exit 47, near a little village known as Klapmuts. A visit to Butterfly World is a stop that takes little effort, and ...

Nature Reserves

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

The beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve lies in the Jonkershoek Valley just above Stellenbosch. Surrounded by the magnificent Jonkershoek Mountains, part of the Boland mountain range, this is the place for wonderful hikes within their peaks and never-ending ...

Nature Reserves

Limietberg Nature Reserve

Lying in the Du Toitskloof Mountains close to Paarl, Limietberg Nature Reserve is a beautiful space in which to spend time, particularly if you are a hiker. There are nine separate hiking trails that wind through fynbos, indigenous forest, rugged and steep ...

Mountain Passes

Nuwekloof Pass

The Nuwekloof Pass connects the town of Tulbagh with Riebeek-Kasteel and Wellington. Historically it has been called the Oudekloof, Tulbaghkloof and Nieuwekloof Pass (a version it should possibly re-adopt to prevent confusion with the other Nuwekloof, a poort ...

Nature Reserves

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

The reserve is easy to get to and its network of paths make a walk up the mountain very much a part of the average Paarl resident's everyday life. The circular Klipkers nature trail takes roughly two hours to complete, comes with a guidebook to help you on ...

Landmarks / Natural Wonders

Paarl Rock

Paarl Rock is the bulbous granite outcrop that is part of the larger Paarl Mountain, standing out from miles away for its smooth, flawless appearance, from where it gets its name. The views from here are nothing short of breath-taking, providing perfect ...

Wine Estates

Paarl Vintners

Paarl Vintners has earned its place as the world’s first ‘red route’ because of its focus on wines such as Roodeberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, port and Shiraz. The Paarl district includes the wards of Franschhoek and Wellington as well as the newer wards of ...

Miscellaneous

Tweede Tol

Tweede Tol is a Cape Nature camping and picnic site 16 kilometres from Wellington up the Bainskloof Pass, in the Limietberg Nature Reserve - a huge 102 000 hectare mountain, wildlife and fynbos reserve in the mountains. Tweede Tol (second toll) is one of ...

... and a little further afield

National Monuments

Afrikaanse Taal Monument

Known simply as the Taal monument or Afrikaans language monument, the most famous Afrikaans icon, die Afrikaanse Taalmonument, sits on Paarl rock, erected in 1975 to commemorate the semi centenary of Afrikaans as an official language, separate from Dutch, ...

Museums

Afrikaanse Taalmuseum (Language Museum)

The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum (language museum) in Paarl, set on the banks of the Berg River, and roughly 50 kilometres north east of Cape Town, is at once associated with the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, and a dedication to the Afrikaans language. The Afrikaans Taal ...

Nature Reserves

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Just outside Stellenbosch, lying in the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley, is Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve. It is a particularly scenic nature reserve set on the Eerste River with the Stellenbosch Mountain in the background and SAFCOL plantations and vineyards the ...

Landmarks / Museums

Boekenhoutskloof House

Boekenhoutskloof wine estate produces a couple of well-known wines - The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. It lies in the farthest corner of the Franschhoek valley. The farm has been here since 1776 ...

Wine Estates

Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area (including Stellenbosch) was founded by explorer Simon van ...

Museums

Burgerhuis Museum

The Burgerhuis, a cultural museum in Stellenbosch, is one of a group of historical buildings that surround the village green, also know as the Braak. Stellenbosch’s village green was laid out as early as 1703 as a parade ground that today lies at the heart of ...

Entertainment / Landmarks

Cape Town Film Studios

Cape Town Film Studios lie on the edge of Cape Town, just off the N2 where it meets Baden Powell Drive. Almost everyone in Cape Town knows the studio because of the two pirate ships alongside the N2. There is reportedly a beach-side village ...

Nature Reserves

Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve

Lying within the Western Cape's Cape Floral Kingdom, the 322 030 hectare Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) lies roughly 40 km east of Cape Town. It was officially registered by UNESCO in September 2007. The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve is bordered ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Champion Trees

It is difficult to believe, when you first stroll down the predominantly oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, that not every tree is a champion tree. There are so many of them and they tower above you, obviously decades old ...

Golf Courses

De Zalze Golf Club

Course architect Peter Matkovich, designer of the Leopard Rock, Arabella & Pinnacle Point course to name a few, has created a stunning course and succeeded in creating an course where accuracy is valued above all else. Challenges include the devastatingly ...

Wellington as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Pniel, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh

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