Wellington in the Cape Province

We landed early in Cape Town and were in Wellington in time for early morning coffee at The Perfect Place.

The town has had several names: ‘Limiet Valley’, ‘The Wagonmakers’ Valley’, ‘Val du Charron’, and finally, after 1840, ‘Wellington’ in memory of the Duke’s victory over Napoleon. It had been a 12-hour flight from the UK and we stretched our legs with a wander round the town.

Malan Street, Wellington

Malan Street, Wellington

On the corner of Bain Street, Wellington

On the corner of Bain Street, Wellington

Bain Street, Wellington

Bain Street, Wellington

34 Bain Street, Wellington

34 Bain Street, Wellington

On a house in Bain Street, Wellington

On a house in Bain Street, Wellington

Hugo’s Jam Factory stood in Bain Street, as did the Dietmann Piano Factorybut the buildings have now been converted into residential apartments.

Hugo's old Jam Factory in Bain Street, Wellington

Hugo’s old Jam Factory in Bain Street, Wellington

I saw some curious succulents…

…And vibrant colours.

Jacaranda flowering in Wellington

Jacaranda flowering in Wellington

Frangipane flowering in Wellington

Frangipane flowering in Wellington

We noticed the Town Hall and lingered at the Dutch Reformed Church where building started in 1838 and continued to the end of the century. This is where Andrew Murray is buried.

The Town Hall, Wellington

The Town Hall, Wellington

The Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington

The Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington

The Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington

The Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington

And then it was time to set off for Tulbagh, via Bain’s Kloof Pass.

Further information
Places & buildings in Wellington