The small town of Wellington offers convenient access to various vineyards and wineries, as well as nearby towns like Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl and Tulbagh. However, there are plenty of attraction in and around Wellington to keep visitors occupied, and with Cape Town International Airport only 63.5km away, Wellington is a wonderful half-way destination for those passing through.
Places to visit in Wellington:
The James Sedgwick’s Distillery is the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa, and is home to the internationally award-winning range of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. Only open on selected dates and times, tastings are limited to 10 people p/tour to ensure a personal experience. Tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 10AM and again at 2PM. To book your tasting experience:
The small-town museum of Wellington features cultures of various African ethnic groups, as well as exhibits of countries such as England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands, and their contribution to the original settlement of Wellington.
A wide selection of wineries, cellars and privately owned vineyards surround Wellington, and visitors have a lot of options to choose from. From the laid-back, family-style tasting locals of Imbuko Wines, to the lush, lux terraces of Val du Charron Estate, the rich history of the Bosman Family Vineyards and the wide open scenic views of Welbedacht Estate – there is truly something for everyone. Some of these wineries require pre-booking for wine tastings, and the majority offers restaurants where a light meal is served to complement the delicate bouquets of the cape wines. For more information about these destinations, give us a call, or even reach out to the local tourism office for assistance
Enjoy a game drive through the unique Fynbos scenery, as well as personalized attention at the Bontebok Ridge Reserve. Various bird species, as well as a variety of game can be viewed, and for the weary there is also other facilities such as food/beverage and accommodation available. However, pre-booking is essential, so make sure you give them a call to discuss your safari packages before-hand.
For more attractions and venues, contact the local tourism office, or send them an email to request more information.