John & Susanna Tecklenburg are the hands-on couple that welcomes you to their quaint restaurant inside a Cape Dutch Style Barn dated back to 1795. Oude Wellington is a hidden gem and one of the Cape Winelands best kept secrets.
On the foothills of the Bains Kloof Pass on the R301, a mere four km from the church where Andrew Murray is seated, on the right hand side of the road, you’ll find a large wine barrel, entrance to Oude Wellington Restaurant.
A brick paved road will take you to the 1795 buildings housing the restaurant with plenty of shaded parking. Stroll onto the patio which is covered under oak trees and umbrellas, past a camp with ostriches and ponies. Have a drink at the thatched barrel bar or relax under the lapa overlooking the sparkling salt water swimming pool.
Part of the restaurant comprises the Brandy Distillery where annually pot stilled brandy and fine grappa are distilled to be enjoyed in the quaint bar with.
There is a cosy fireplace which burns warmly in the winter months.
With a jungle gym and seesaw, children are welcome and can be kept an eye on by parents.
The ducks and geese swim around in the dam under a 300 year old olive tree. This is the perfect spot for arranged picnics.
At Oude Wellington Restaurant, John and Susanna are able to host you for intimate meals, romantic weddings with gourmet meals or even a children’s party with sports on the lawn and pony rides.
Oude Wellington prides itself on being the exclusive alternative in the Cape Winelands.