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The Great Outdoors
The scenic beauty of the town and surrounds, lends itself perfectly to a plethora of outdoor activities.
Walking and hiking trails with various levels of difficulty include the 36 kilometre Doolhof River walk, Bains Kloof, TweedeTol, Limietberg Trail, the eight kilometre Rockhopper Trail, the nine kilometre Happy Valley Trail in the Limietberg Nature Reserve, the seven kilometre Horse Shoe and the ever popular Wellington Wine Walks through vineyards, olive orchards, fields of buchu and vine-cutting plantations, with overnight stays in guest houses on historic Huguenot farms.
Explore the vineyards and indigenous fynbos area on horseback. Fynbos Horse trails, operating from Diemersfontein, offers rides through the wine farms. Short trails as well as one to three day trails are all included in these packages.
Try your hand at fly-fishing in the Witte River on Bains Kloof and for those who prefer a bat, racquet or club, Wellington boasts a nine-hole golf course, jukskei, cricket, bowls, tennis and squash.
Welvanpas is a popular mountain biking trail. Wildlife experiences are Bontebok Ridge for a game drive, bird watching and sundowners, and Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve outside Hermon. This private game reserve protects antelope, other small mammals, and the highly endangered geometric tortoise, in the largest surviving area of natural Renosterveld.
Take a ride on the wild side with Viking Tours. Their powerful Unimog will take you places beyond your imagination while discovering the Hawequa Mountains. Sundowners on top of Groenberg, overlooking the valley with views towards Table Mountain in the distance, together with picnics and swimming in the mountain streams, complete the adventure.