Wellington, Western Cape
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Sir George Napier chose the name "Wellington" for the town when it was established in 1840 in honour of The Duke Of Wellington.
Wellington, which is within 45 minutes' drive of Cape Town, is one of the largest fruit-producing towns in South Africa. Boasting excellent, fertile soil, the historical town also producers many famous wines and is the home of Wellington VO Brandy.
Visitors can explore the town at their lesiure and enjoy the fresh air and natural splendour offered by the vineyards and surrounds.
Wellington sits at the foot of the Groenberg Mountain and on the banks of the Kromme River, allowing for some excellent photographic opportunities.
The Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington, which dates back to the 1840s, is a spectacular piece of architecture.
The town is an academic hub, with the Huguenot College and Cape Peninsula University of Technology among is list of education institutions.
The Boland Cavaliers rugby team is based in Wellington and fans of this sport can pop into Boland Stadium during the Currie Cup season, which is usually between June and October.
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Who to contact
Wellington Tourism Buerau
Tel: +27 (0)21 873 4604