Wellington Guesthouse and Self-Catering

Welome to our home!

Cummings Guesthouse is a charming guesthouse that offers travellers an environment that feels like home. Located in the small town of Wellington, Western Cape, we’re surrounded by the mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands-area, and offer easy access to a wide variety of wines and diverse heritage. Our 12 rooms can accommodate up to 24 people p/night, of which 6 are outfitted with self-catering kitchenettes.

All rooms are air-conditioned, have mini bar-fridges, DSTV and en-suite bathrooms, as well as free access to un-capped WIFI. For those who’d like to have breakfast at home, we offer a home-cooked breakfast in our dining room, prepared by our manager in our own farm-style kitchen (daily between 07h00 – 09h00). And for those who take the day off and just want to relax at home, we urge you to laze away the day by our pool, or take a stroll through town. Need a lift? Come ask us by the reception office – there’s always someone who will give you a ride into town when needed.

To our guests we are always available and we endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We love to welcome back old friends and have been so fortunate as to have built up a community of supporters who always makes an effort to check in with us, even just for a quick cup of coffee in the office.

Our community

We are a proud sponsor of both Hugenote High School and the Die Bordinghuis, our local town theatre that always offers something for the curious culture-lover. Mattie (owner) is also involved with the local municipalality in keeping our town neat and our public areas beautiful. A farm-girl from Richmond in the Karoo, Mattie has made this her home and has been raising her family in Wellington along with her husband and partner, Andre, for more than 20 years. Community and small-town living is important to both Mattie and Andre, and is clearly visible in the network of friends and suporters that they’ve built since opening the guesthouse in 2001.

Our history

Cumming Street 20, a neglected old house in 1999 was originally renovated to become home to the Visser family – very practical and spacious but with a warm and wholesome atmosphere.

In 2001 Mattie, co-owner and hostess, identified the gap between the demand and supply in the hospitality industry in Wellington and together with the natural structure of the house which lend itself to it, Cummings Guesthouse was established as a well-known and sought-after destination within three years.

In support of Mattie’s devotion and dedication, Cummings Guesthouse was the first accommodation-establishment in Wellington to be graded and awarded three stars (* * *) by the National Grading Council.  This inevitably took the hospitality industry in Wellington to a new and higher level of service delivery.

Cummings Guesthouse has been a home away from home for a variety of guests – from the ordinary traveler and tourist to a variety of well-known artists like  Ivan Botha & Donnalee Roberts, Liz Meiring, Dozi, Nadine, The Sharks rugby team and Coenie de Villiers and many more (if you’re in the area, come look at our “Wall of Fame”, where all our celebrity guests have left their mark).

Mattie has proved herself to be a leader in this industry by combining her warm and friendly personality, professionalism and business skills. Mattie, together with a well established, skilled and loyal support team and network of suppliers, guarantee a quality and value-for-money service to every guest.  This ensures many guests to become regular visitors and friends to Cummings Guesthouse.

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