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Wellington North, Wellington


Wellington North at a glance

Nestled in the enchanting Western Cape Winelands, Wellington North is a captivating area just a short drive from Cape Town. Blessed with the majestic Groenberg mountain range and the meandering Kromme Rivier, the town boasts a serene ambience that mesmerises all who visit

Wellington North is not just about its scenic charm; it's also a treasure trove of attractions. The town's diverse range of experiences is enriched by its thriving agriculture, particularly in the production of wine and fruit.

In terms of housing options, Wellington North has everything from historic residences to retail developments. With its tranquil and lush landscapes, it's an area where warmth and scenic beauty embrace you at every turn.

A brief history of the area

The history of the Wellington area is deeply rooted, tracing back to prehistoric times when it was home to the Khoekhoe and San peoples. In the late 1600s, Dutch and Huguenot settlers arrived, initially calling it Limietvallei. Later, the French renamed it Val du Charron (Valley of the Wagonmakers), acknowledging the wagon-making industry. 

Established in 1840 on a Huguenot farm called Champagne, the town was later named Wellington by the British in honour of the Duke of Wellington following his victory at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)

Residents of Wellington North benefit from convenient access to neighbouring areas like Paarl and Franschhoek. It's a quick 17-minute drive (12,5 km) via R45 to reach Paarl and approximately 43 minutes (49,1 km) via the R44 and R45 to get to Franschhoek.

For air travel, the closest option is Cape Winelands Airport, which is only about 24 minutes away (29.7 km) via the R44 and R312. Moreover, Diemerskraal Airfield serves as a nearby airstrip for non-commercial flights.


Wellington North enjoys a temperate climate with mild conditions all year long. Winter typically brings more rainfall compared to the summer months. The average temperature hovers around 16 °C, with an annual precipitation of 821 mm. February is the driest period, recording a mere 18 mm of rainfall, while June stands out as the wettest month, averaging around 153 mm of rainfall.


Residents have a wide array of educational institutions at their disposal, catering to children of varying ages and interests. Among the primary schools are Newton Primary School, Wellington Primary School, Laerskool Hugo Rust, and Hillcrest Primary School. 

Secondary education options in the town encompass Wellington High School, Weltevrede Secondary School, and Huguenot High School. Moreover, the town boasts esteemed tertiary institutions such as a campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


There’s easy access to healthcare services, with various general practitioners and healthcare professionals nearby. Hospitals such as Paarl Hospital, and Mediclinic Paarl Hospital serve the area. Essential Health Pharmacy Bergrivier and Clicks Pharmacy Wellington provide medication services, while Wellington Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for pets.

Shopping centres

Residents have access to many fantastic shopping malls, including Market Square Centre and the Vergelegen Plein Shopping Centre. Among the local gems is the thrift store Ons Winkel Wellington, which offers a wide selection of pre-loved items at affordable prices. You'll find hidden gems in vintage clothing and accessories, as well as home goods.


With so many options, residents of Wellington North don't have to leave the neighbourhood for mouthwatering cuisine. The Bell Inn offers an excellent atmosphere and delicious food, while Cafe La Vita is a great spot for breakfast and brunch. At Gecko Lounge, you can catch up with friends to enjoy great-value steaks and beer, along with music. And for those looking for something a little different, Cole The Eatery is worth a visit.

Special attractions

Wellington North caters to a variety of interests with its diverse attractions. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the picturesque Wellington Golf Club, while nature lovers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Groenberg mountain range and tranquil Krom Rivier.

Beautiful parks such as Victoria Jubilee, Plein, and Huguenot offer perfect places for hiking, enjoying a picnic, and observing the beauty of birds. For those intrigued by history, the Wellington Museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the town's heritage.

Reach out to property professionals in Wellington North

Calling Wellington North home is truly special. The area boasts a rich agricultural heritage centred on wine, table grapes, and fruits. With its charming historic homes and retail developments, there's a diverse range of options available. You can browse our property listings, or you can contact our property practitioners for more details.

Image credit 1: Wellington CBD by Andresdewet | Wikipedia | CC BY-SA 3.0 | 

Image credit 2: Farm in Wellington by Mechelle83 | Wikimedia | CC BY-SA 4.0 | 

Image credit 6: Main Street Church by Skapie777 | Wikimedia | CC BY-SA 4.0 |

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