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Lovely La Folie, Wellington

If you want to unplug from technology or the busy city life, then look no further then the farm La Folie.

Another amazing long weekend here in South Africa, so off we went to Wellington.

Situated on the northern slopes of one of Wellington’s beautiful valleys with the Hawequas mountains providing a dramatic backdrop. 

La Folie offers three well-furnished cottages:

The Green Cottage is ideal for those who want to completely unplug from technology as this cottage has no electricity, but ample solar lighting, lamps, candles and a gas heater. 

River cottage and Sunset Cottages are ideal for larger families or groups and do offer electricity.  All three cottages have an enclosed yard so it’s perfect for pet lovers who want to take the fur baby along on their family getaway.

There is a nice distance between the cottages so if privacy is important to you, you won’t be disappointed.

During our stay at the Green Cottages, we really enjoyed the quietness that comes with no electricity. Spending our days walking along the many walking trails available and spending our nights by candlelight playing board games.

There is also the most beautiful picnic spot right at the river completely private and our dog absolutely loved playing in the river.

More about Wellington

Wellington is a historic town, an only 45-minute drive from Cape Town.   Lovers of the outdoors will have plenty to enjoy.

Wellington offers plenty of accommodation options from guesthouses, bed and breakfast, self-catering and pet-friendly.

*Always confirm with the establishment owner if your pet is allowed before making a booking.

Since the opening of the Bainskloof Pass in 1853, the town has grown rapidly.  The pass connects Wellington to Tulbagh, Ceres and Worcester.

Wellington lies at the heart of the Cape Winelands, with some of the best wine producers in South Africa.  So its an absolute must to visit some of these wine farms.

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In Wellington, there is no shortage of great restaurants and you cannot go wrong with the great wine and amazing pizza from Piza e Vino at Val Du Charron Wine Estate.

The homey food and good old-fashioned hospitality at Oude Westhof is a great way to end off your evening.

Wellington is not a stop on-route kind of town,  here you’ll find plenty to taste, smell, see and experience, so a few nights will do the trick.

Don’t forget to download our printable with contact details for accommodation, activities and the wine farms.

May you enjoy this beautiful town as much as we did.

Happy Travels

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