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.
Coming from Cape Town
Exit the N1 Highway in direction Wellington, via van Riebeck Drive (Exit 59). Follow the R303/301 through Paarl-industrial all the way into Wellington until you see the historical white church on your left. Turn right to Ceres via Bainskloof Road (still R301). Follow this road out of town and up the hill, pass Bovlei winery and turn into our farm at the sign "Oude Wellington" on the big wine barrel.
Coming from the Airport
Leave the airport via N2 Highway, direction Somerset West (not Cape Town!). Leave the N2 via the R300 exit to connect with the N1 Highway direction Paarl. Exit the N1 Highway in direction Wellington, van Riebeck Drive (Exit 59). Follow the R303/301 through Paarl-industrial all the way into Wellington until you see the historical white church to your left. Turn right to Ceres via Bainskloof Road (still R301). Follow this road out of town and up the hill, pass Bovlei winery and turn into our farm at the sign "Oude Wellington" on the big wine barrel.
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.