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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.

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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.

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Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar - Vote now

Friday, 01 May 2015 15:40 Published in News & Events

 

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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Wellington wins at the Absa Cape Epic

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:47 Published in News & Events

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.

Cape Tourist Guides Association Visit

Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:27 Published in News & Events

Twenty registered tourist guides from the Cape Tourist Guides Association had the opportunity to experience the varied attractions and wine estates of Wellington on Friday, 26 September 2014.

The group participated in a full day educational tour, sponsored by Drakenstein Local Tourism Association (DLTA), and were treated to breakfast at Au’ de Hex, a site visit to Langkloof Roses, lunch at the historic Welvanpas farm, wine tasting at Nabygelegen and a visit to the Breytenbach Centre.

“Our local tourist guides are critical in delivering a top quality visitor experience to tourists to the Western Cape from around the Globe and we are excited that so many tourist guides could experience Wellington as a tourist themselves. Our purpose is to spread the news about the destination’s many unexplored attractions and to encourage increasing numbers of tourists and guided tours to visit Wellington,” concludes David Frandsen, CEO of Drakenstein Local Tourism Association.

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