Wellington, Western Cape

Wellington is a town in the Western Cape Winelands 45 minutes from Cape Town, in South Africa with a population of approximately 55 000. Wellington's economy is centered around agriculture such as wine, table grapes, citrus fruit and a brandy industry. With a picturesque environment and numerous award winning wineries, Wellington's tourism industry has started to blossom. The town is located 75km north-east of Cape Town, reached by the N1 motorway and R44 highway. The town is at the base of one of the oldest mountain passes in the country, Bain's Kloof Pass, built by master road-builder Andrew Geddes Bain. The town is the home of the Boland Rugby Union and the professional rugby team the Boland Kavaliers. The town is also an academic centre, with Huguenot College, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bible Media and Huguenot High School amongst others.

This picturesque, unspoilt valley is also situated on the very popular Route 62 and offers visitors the opportunity to visit some of the manufacturers of pure fruit juice, dry fruit, fruit bars and the very popular leather shops.

The beauty of the area is best viewed either by foot, by horse or by car to take in the scenery of nature, fynbos, wine, olives and the historical buildings to name but a few.

The pass up to Bain's Kloof winds through pine tree plantations, to the summit where on a clear day you can see forever (where forever consists of the Swartland to the right, home of the vast wheat fields, the Cape Flats and Cape Town to the right, and the sun glimmering on the sea).

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