Oude Wellington offers more than just a bed and breakfast.
There are vineyards, an a la carte restaurant open to the public and well frequented by local folks.
As a traveler in a foreign country you might want to meet some locals and get tips what to see and what to experience. A local restaurant is a good place to start to make friends and meet new people.
We love animals and besides the obvious dogs and cats that you find on most farms we have also alpacas, ostriches, ducks, geese and horses.
You can learn horseback riding go on an outride or just hang out at the pool to relax. Maybe crocket or billiard will interest you.
You may also taste some wines or our own Dr Schumacher Potstill Brandy.
Many couples have had their weddings here. We welcome the world with all its flavours and orientations.
Enjoy your stay on our historical Cape Dutch estate with thatched roofs and a spectacular view over
our vineyards and mountains.
In winter, there is no better place than in front of our big Cape Dutch fireplace with a
glass of red wine.
John Tecklenburg is the owners/chef at Oude Wellington Estate Restaurant.
He is well known and rooted in the Boland, but has spread his wings all across the country as well.
With loads of experience and a local sense of price worthiness he has put together a remarkable new concept.
John has a local fan club in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Wellington.
He is fluent in Afrikaans, English and Dutch and can even crack a joke in German.
Flexibility is his trademark: A living menu that is ever-changing and very adaptable to the seasons and
fresh produce available. So don`t be surprised if the menu changes between lunch and dinner -
he might just have dug out some fresh veggies in the garden and changed the dishes accordingly.
Nearby are a variety of restaurants, ranging from family type to elegant and Mediterranean.
All rooms have separate entrances, a Victorian-style bathroom, wall-safes, air-conditioning, under-floor heating, hand-formed clay tiles, satellite-TV, and a writing desk.
One of our rooms is wheelchair friendly, but some more may be accessed with some help. It has a spacious bath and "drive through" shower, extra-wide doors and everything else in the height to be conveniently reachable from wheelchair level.
Our scenic self-catering vineyard cottage is for the whole family (one bedroom with en-suite bathroom, lounge and kitchenette). At our discretion and other guests' courtesy we welcome children.
The use of the playground and swimming pool, however, is at parents own risk.
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Oude Wellington Estate Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 2
The service was excellent, staff extremely helpful and friendly. Will definitely recommend your establishment.
Rating: Reviewed by Verena Malherbe over a year ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oude Wellington. We loved the peace and quiet and the setting is absolutely stunning amongst the vineyards and mountains. The restaurant was also great with good, wholesome food. Will be back sometime.
Rating: Reviewed by Debbie Watson over a year ago