TAKE WINE WEDNESDAY HOME!

FILL UP YOUR WINE SELECTION AND PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL WINE WEDNESDAY AT HOME

The Wellington Wine Route, sponsored by Old Mutual Insure misses all our regular Wine Wednesday guests! COVID-19 Level 3 Lockdown has made things a bit more bearable. You can now purchase our wine route’s wines and enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

Although we can’t meet in our usual way to enjoy some wine tasting with good music and pizza, we have decided to assist you with an easy reference to experiencing your very own Wine Wednesday at home. Read more

WELLINGTON WELCOMES BUSINESS TRAVELERS

The following accommodation spots are open to welcome business travelers to Wellington. All these properties are compliant with COVID-19 health and safety regulations with regards to housekeeping, hygiene, food and beverage, staff and guest protocols.  Read more

LET MOTHER NATURE WORK HER MAGIC!

Nature, fresh air and exercise makes for a winning combination. Amidst all the uncertainty and fear that Covid-19 has brought one thing remains unchanged and that is Mother Nature. Visit Wellington is in the very fortunate position to be surrounded by her! Do your over stressed brain a favor, take the time to slow down during these chaotic times, get outdoors and let Mother Nature work her magic!  Read more

‘COLOUR’-FULL WELLINGTON

In order to know where you are going it is good to know where you have come from. Part of Wellington’s unique and interesting history holds beautiful architectural buildings. A talented local artist has penned them down on paper in line-drawing style and it is available to you for free! Download and print out the drawings and have a good time colouring them in.

Engagement in creative activity has a way to create a space that makes one feel safe and comfortable. Your mind is blank other than what you’re doing at that very moment, colouring-in. Adult colouring-in has become quite a thing and we are turning to crayons and felt-tips for their soothing and therapeutic qualities. We hope that our drawings will help you beat the stress of covid-19 and provide some sort of art therapy.

Wellington is situated 10km from Paarl and offers much in the way of historic architecture. Our town was put on the map in 1853 with the opening of the famous Bainskloof Pass, the oldest mountain pass in South Africa and an intrinsic part of the Western Cape history. Prior to that it was a tiny farming community, centered around the beautiful Huguenot Church – one of the buildings that today stands as evidence of Wellington’s rich cultural history.

This can also be seen in a number of heritage buildings such as the Wellington Museum that features diverse culture exhibits from the many ethnic groups and pioneering individuals who contributed toward establishing Wellington. Wellington was known as the Wamakersvallei (Valley of the Wagons) named after the Voortrekker ox wagons that would stop and gather at Wellington before venturing further into untamed lands in the 1800’s.

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LOCKDOWN COLLECT AND DELIVERY OPTIONS BY WELLINGTON EATERIES

We are delighted that some of our eateries are open again! Please support them in their delicious food deliveries to the safety of your home or phone in and collect your food from them. Read more

‘ONE DAY’ TOURISM CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO INSPIRE FUTURE TRAVELLERS TO THE WESTERN CAPE

Wesgro, the Western Cape’s official Tourism Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, has announced the launch of the “One Day” campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the Coronavirus crisis.

This innovative campaign uses digital content tools to virtually showcase our beautiful province to those currently in lockdown in South Africa, and around the world, reminding them that one day Cape Town and the Western Cape will again be open for them to explore and experience.  Read more

VISIT WELLINGTON VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY

The 50th edition of Earth Day is celebrated today! Our Earth is in desperate need of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes. The fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent every day.

Visit Wellington invites you to be a part of our Earth Day celebrations. We have put together a bunch of Wellington backgrounds so that you can pretend you’re riding on horseback at one of our farms, tasting wine in one of our producers’ tasting rooms, appreciating our spectacular mountains or strolling through our Main Road.

They are the perfect backdrops for you virtual happy hours during a Zoom or Google Hangout chat.

Whoever you’re meeting virtually, we’re just happy you are practising social distancing and enjoying Wellington’s beauty!  Read more

MORE MALBEC PLEASE!

Today is the tenth instalment of “Malbec World Day”, a day dedicated to the production of the Malbec grape in Argentina and coincides with the first day that the then Argentine President decided to transform Argentina’s wine industry way back in 1853.  Read more

PAYING IT FORWARD IN WELLINGTON AND PAARL

The towns of Paarl and Wellington are revealing the deep compassion that lies at the heart of their communities during the lockdown period by providing shelter and food to the homeless, elderly and vulnerable children.  Read more