With the first half of the year that slipped by us ever so subtly but ever so fast, we have the school holidays taking place in July. July is the ideal month to take some much needed down time to rest and re-charge the batteries.
It is also the ideal opportunity to re-connect with loved ones and spend some quality time together.
Wellington is known to be a town that prides itself in offering authentic Winelands living.
We are the perfect destination for a break away with your family and to enjoy a self-catering farm stay that offers calmness and restfulness.
We have put together a few accommodations options for you to consider. So follow the road less travelled and come and re-charge with your family in the heart of the Winelands!
Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse
Bartholomeus Klip is an exclusive destination in the Cape Winelands and is located on a working sheep and wheat farm at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve. The farm is an easy drive of just over an hour from Cape Town
Families can enjoy privacy in the Wild Olive House & Cottage which is set beneath a spectacular mountain range, and surrounded by well-kept farmland and a 10,000 acre nature reserve.
This self-catering accommodation has proved very popular with groups of friends and families. Children of all ages are welcomed, and the house has its own garden, swimming pool, large shady veranda and outdoor facilities for braaing.
There is a long history of hospitality at Bartholomeus Klip, which shows in the friendly smiles that greet their guests and the relaxed atmosphere of the homestead.
Casa Simelia is a luxurious fully self-catering country house, which offers a homely experience to their guests. The beautiful rooms with modern bathrooms, the spacious living area and the well-equipped kitchen ensures a relaxing and blissful stay. The wrap-around veranda with infinite views and alfresco dining table has become legendary amongst their guests.
Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate offers Blue Gum Cottage, Thokozani Heaven’s Eye and Thokozani Summers Lease Cottage for fantastic family stays in Wellington!
Each cottage is equipped with their own kitchenette and a veranda and overlooks the iconic farm dam, surrounded by the beautiful Wellington wine valley.
Their cottages are furnished in comfortable country style and are ideal for those preferring privacy and true wine estate tranquillity. There is an option of single or double/twin beds throughout and guests are welcome to enjoy the facilities available at this magnificent working wine estate.
At Diemersfontein you can relax, switch off from the world around you and rejuvenate your soul!
Dunstone Guava Cottage
Lying in the guava orchards of Dunstone Estate, this stunning 4-star two bedroom self-catering cottage has its own private pool, braai area, lounge with fire place and granite topped kitchen.
It is ideal for family getaways and has the added bonus of being pet friendly.
The private cottage includes two king sized bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and the other with a shower room. It has an amazing mountain view along with its very own mini vineyard of viognier.
You can choose to self-cater in style or eat at their bistro which is just a short stroll from the cottage. Serviced daily, this cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind and soak up the beauty our valley has to offer.
Little Farm on a Stream
Little Farm on Stream is perfectly situated between Bainskloof and Du Toits Kloof for people who enjoy the outdoors.
This self- catering farmhouse is tucked away on a 23 hectare olive farm between a natural spring and the Spruit River. You will wake up to the peaceful sound of water and can enjoy your morning coffee on the huge deck while doing some bird watching.
The house sleeps 12 people in double rooms.
Mooibly, which translated means “Keep well” offers five charming thatched cottages, each on with their own “wine name”.
The cottages can sleep up to six people and are fully equipped and have barbecue facilities with private verandas.
The magnificent views of the Mooibly vineyards and Wellington valley is more than enough cause to be able to relax and connect with nature.
Mooibly is an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the Winelands.