Wellington, in the heart of the Boland and rich in cultural, religious and educational history, is an ideal area to enjoy the Winelands and scenery of the Western Cape in South Africa. Only 15 minutes from Paarl, 45 minutes from Cape Town and an hour from the Cape Peninsula and False Bay, Wellington property is popular among those who want to enjoy the scenic outdoors and easy lifestyle that the country side offers and escape from busy city life or are looking for a quiet retirement.

Neighbouring towns include Paarl, Franschhoek, Tulbagh and Stellenbosch, each full of attractions of their own to enjoy. Farms for sale in Wellington are a great investment given the prime location surrounded by picturesque mountains and rich soil for crop cultivation. Find out more about Wellington properties for sale or find out more about living in the area below.

Explore Wellington

Hiking trails

Hiking trails

There are a number of hiking trails and picnic places in the mountains and some of the most exquisite species of wildflowers can be seen at certain times of the year.

Local gardens

Local gardens

The Berg River Valley and the Hawequa Mountains provide a spectacular setting, but when this is coupled with the green fingers of some of the long-term Wellington residents, the result is a few award winning gardens.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Die Vonds Snake Park is a centre for the breeding and conservation of snakes with 40 different types of snakes as well as tortoises, lizards, leguan and more reptiles and a host of other animals – a great day out for the family. 

Cultural

Cultural

The Wellington Museum with its Stone-Age artefacts, Egyptian artefacts and exhibits of various pioneers of the area’s history is a must visit. Other cultural attractions here include: The Dutch Reformed Church which dates back to the 1840s, Anglo-Boer War Block House and Clairvaux, Murray Jubilee Hall & Samuel House.

Living in Wellington

Areas near to Wellington

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand,

Schools

There are a wide variety of pre-primary, primary and high schools to choose from in Wellington. Some residents also choose to send their children to the schools with boarding facilities in the neighbouring town of Paarl. 

Tertiary Education

Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Huguenote College are both in Wellington. The University of Stellenbosch is a short drive away and the University of Cape Town, under and hour’s drive from Wellington. 

Shopping

Besides your regular grocery, fashion and home wear stores, when you live in Wellington, you’ll also be able to spend time perusing the factory outlets and stalls offered by the purveyors of the area’s finest produce: dried fruit, leather and mohair products, fruits and juices.

Wine Estates

The area is teeming with wine estates, vineyards, cellars and farms. Some of which include Bovlei, the second oldest co-operative winery in South Africa, De Compagnie, Diemersfontein, Doolhof, Kleinbosch, Welgegund Farm and Welvanpas.

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