Login

Close
Home / Info
A+ R A-

Wellington Guide

Halfway between the bright lights of Cape Town and the statuesque mountains of the Western Cape, lies the hidden valley of Wellington, full of surprises and variety, heart and soul.

The Berg river flows along the western border with two smaller streams, the Spruit and Kromme and  the mighty Hawequas stands guard on the eastern side. The Bainskloof Pass, built by the famous Scot, Andrew Geddes Bain was (before Du Toitskloof Pass) the only gateway to the north.

More French people settled here than anywhere else in the Cape and the valley was initially called Val du Charron – valley of the wagon-makers, the last outpost before travellers, pioneers  and adventurers attempted the arduous journey into the hinterland with their oxen and their wagons.

There were two attempts to name Wellington but it was only when Sir George Napier suggested that the town should be named after ’England’s greatest soldier’ that in 1840 the town of Wellington was proclaimed after the Duke who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo – somewhat ironic considering the town’s forebears.

We welcome you as a visitor knowing you will leave as part of our growing family.

Featured

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Eco Ventures

Eco Ventures

Eco Ventures invite you to join us in exploring the exciting world of outdoor adventures and walking tours. Meet interesting locals along the way and expand your cultural exposure. We offer...

Read more

Wellington Dried Fruit and Condiments

Wellington Dried Fruit and Condiments

Vir die eerste keer onder privaat bestuur met uiters kompeterende pryse Kom kry onder andere die volgende   Verpakte of los droëvrugte Minced dried fruit sweets in sticks, bars, cubes, lollies etc. Neute reeks Top range...

Read more

The Alpaca Loom

The Alpaca Loom

We are proud to announce that The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio has finally opened! We offer an exquisite range of handmade woven and knitted alpaca products Have a cup...

Read more