Wellington: The Official Guide

Wellington is a rich wine region that boasts award-winning wine, along with unique outdoor activities and historical experiences. There are many things to do in Wellington, including hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and horse trails through the wine farms.

More French Huguenots settled in Wellington than anywhere else in the Cape, giving rise to what is today a diverse and meaningful culture. Learn more about this history at the Wellington Museum.

The Breytenbach Centre is a multidisciplinary cultural centre that exhibits art produced in Wellington. It’s also home to the Bôrdienghuis Theatre, an intimate venue that hosts music, cabaret and drama performances. It is a unique place to participate in conversations, ideas, training and workshops and to experience art, music and drama.

There is no shortage of lush nature to enjoy here, with hiking and MTB trails, bird and wildlife viewing, 4×4 routes and even abseiling among the outdoor activities on offer.

Visitors will immediately notice the lush vineyards throughout Wellington. There are 17 wine producers on the the OMI Wellington Wine Route and they offer tasting room facilities and cellar tours. Among these are the Bosman Family Vineyard, Diemersfontein Estate, Imbuko Wines and the Welbedacht Wine Estate

In fact, Wellington’s agricultural economy centres on the region’s award-winning wines, table grapes and deciduous fruit. It’s also home to the James Sedgwick Distillery, South African’s only whisky producer.

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