Visit Wellington

  • 104 Main Road
  • Wellington, South Africa
  • 7655
  • +021 864 1378

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2017, International Museum Day garnered record breaking participation with more than 36,000 museums hosting events in some 156 countries.

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The Heart of the Winelands did it again!  

Posted by Sunè Samuels on 26 April 2018 1:55 PM CAT
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Wellington is ready for winter with a packed events calendar, including music, arts, sports and much more.  Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with a visit to our gorgeous town and great Mother’s Day dining options.  Embrace the chilly weather with wonderful winter meals at many of our local restaurants and wine tastings at participating wine route members.

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A bite of Italian in Wellington’s Val du Charron

Posted by Sunè Samuels on 25 April 2018 1:10 PM CAT
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Anyone who knows me knows that I have a major weakness for Italian food. I love making my own pizza – bases included – and can also create a pretty damn good lasagne. Suffice it to say if you invite me out to lunch and it’s round and flat  (just like Earth!), then I am there. A short while ago a good friend of mine invited me out to Wellington for lunch and pizza, or in this case, ‘piza’. Why the odd spelling? Well, I don’t know! Why would Val du Charron, one of the oldest farms in South Africa, have an Italian restaurant too? As an intrepid reporter, I needed to find out. Not because there was piz(z)a on the menu, or beer, or wine, or that said good friend’s boyfriend was driving… Oh no, it was for science!

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Last month, The Husband and I headed out to Wellington for a change! I am sad to admit that visiting Wellington is not something we do often as we always thought it to be too far. But, it's actually less than an hour's drive from where we stay! Now that we have been, it's truly a great place to relax and escape the 'busy-ness' of the city. And so, from now on, we have no excuse 🙂

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Dunstone is our picturesque, family run guest house and boutique winery in Wellington. Situated at the foot of the Bainskloof pass, we are just an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Offering a variety of 4 & 5 star luxury accommodation options both B&B and self catering options, each set amongst vineyards and with the backdrop of the Hawequa mountains, Dunstone Country Estate is the ideal escape to the country. Whether you’re a wine enthusiasts, adventurous at heart or just seeking a quiet get away, Dunstone Country Estate truly offers something for everyone.

Our selection of award winning, single vineyard wines are hand harvested and made with love and passion, while our country style, family-friendly bistro offers delicious homemade country cuisine, with fantastic views.

Please note the Wellington Estate is running on Borehole water and hence are pools and bathrooms are still in operation during the Water crisis

For more information and bookings please contact 0218641504
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In 2017, Wesgro, in partnership with Explore Sideways, conducted the second annual Wine & Food Tourism Study in the Western Cape. The study surveyed more than 40 South African tour operators, accounting for over 19,000 itineraries booked over the year. The study aims to determine sector trends and identify changing market conditions in the wine tourism industry in South Africa.

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