Discover Wellington “Off-the-beaten Track”
Take a trip on the roads less travelled around Wellington and explore some of the hidden gems of the heart of the Winelands.
Start the day trip off with a stop at Ou Kaya Farmstall and Nursery. Browse through the interesting succulent nursery and have a look at the private collection of rare succulent species while a cute family of chickens keep you company. Stock up on delicious eats and farmstall delicacies for your day ahead.
Visit Bontebok Ridge Game Reserve where you will experience a game drive through unique fynbos and appreciate some of South Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat. Wildlife to be seen includes bontebok, found exclusively in the Cape, eland, zebra, wildebeest, springbuck, duiker, grysbuck, grey rhebuck, and other indigenous species. A wide variety of bird species from the small cisticola to the amazing African Fish Eagle are ever present in the reserve.The zebra in the reserve are part of a revolutionary quagga breeding project. A zebra like animal with no stripes on the rump and legs. Enjoy lunch and refreshments at the lapa overlooking the extensive dam.
Visit Cape Alpaca. Visit the farm to learn about the beautiful alpaca and enjoy a mill tour to see the extensive and interesting process of converting their fine soft fibre into yarn.
Pay a visit to Jacaranda Wine and Guest Farm for a wine tasting. With their first wines released in 2014, this young and small farm put all their heart and passion into growing and taking care of their vineyards and lovingly handcrafting their Jacaranda Wines.
Pop into Linton Park Wines to end the day off for Wine Tasting number two. Why not? After all, you are in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The farm is one of the most historic farms in the Winelands and was granted to French Huguenot Louis Fourie in 1699 by the then Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Willem Adriaan van der Stel. Taste their variety of wines while enjoying sweeping views of the Boland Mountains and Table Mountain in the distance.