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This year, the sixth annual Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route “Quest for the Best” was celebrated with an awards luncheon at the prestigious Au’ de Hex Boutique Hotel in Wellington on Thursday 30 July.


Recognised as a Top Performing Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse as Reviewed by Travellers on theWorld’s Largest Travel Site


20 May 2015 Bartholomeus Klip- a Victorian Farmhouse on a working wheat and sheep farm near Hermon,today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great l reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. 

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travellers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”


About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.


One would think that historic town like Paarl and its neighbour Wellington should be a hot spot for tourism. Well, that is the general believe. We've all seen the tourists walking up and down Main Road, taking photos of the Strooidakkerk and other historical places, but the downside (and quite a surprise!) is that tourism is not actually that much alive and well in Paarl or Wellington. The difficult task of putting our beloved town and Wellington on the tourism map is in hands of David Frandsen, the 'new' Chief Executive Officer at Drakenstein Tourism Authority (Paarl & Wellington Tourism), or in short, the DLTA. We spoke to David about his daunting task at hand.

Read the full article here...


WELLINGTON is a regional semi-finalist for “Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar”. SMS lines have opened.

Please SMS your vote Wellington to 33157 – starting this evening, 29 April.

Lines close on Tuesday, 5 May at 12:00. SMS’s are limited to 30 per cellphone. SMS’s cost R1,50 – free SMS’s do not apply.

Please vote as soon as possible. We hope to collect sufficient donations in order to enable our disadvantaged learners to be able to bring out their votes – that is R45 per learner for 30 votes. Please see banking details below.


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There are many winners at the Absa Cape Epic, and not all of them on bicycles. 

Each year the race presents a Best Town Spirit award and the riders vote for the Best Stage Location. This year Wellington, home for the last two nights of the Absa Cape Epic, has won both these prestigious awards.

Stage Location Manager Marc Erasmus said the Town Spirit award had been based on footage from the event and discussions with riders, crew and media representatives.

“I want to congratulate the Drakenstein Municipality as well as Wellington Tourism, the Wine Route, Wellington Chamber of Commerce and CPUT for doing such an amazing job of promoting the race and getting the entire town involved and excited about it,” said Erasmus.

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