Time needed: 3 Hour(s) to 3 Day(s)

Surrounded by spectacular mountains and steeped in history and tradition, Wellington is another winelands town where a range of activities including wine tasting, hiking, mountain biking and scenic drives can be enjoyed.

Wellington was known as both Limiet Vallei and Wagenmakersvallei ("Valley of the Wagon Maker") before it was finally renamed Wellington in 1840 after the well-known soldier who conquered Napoleon at Waterloo.

The museum and a number of other buildings of historical interest are worth visiting and, the spectacular Bains Kloof Pass which was built by renowned engineer Andrew Bain in 1853 links Wellington to Ceres further inland and offers wonderful views from its twisting and winding pathway through the mountains.

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