Travel Photo Essay – Wellington, Western Cape

Wellington is a lovely wineland town near the glorious, yet steep Bain’s Kloof Pass. It has a delightful old-world charm but still has enough modernity for the present day.

Much like Stellenbosch, it is largely a farming and student town with plenty of student accommodation, including an old piano factory which has maintained its original facade.

My own university, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology has a campus in Wellington.

It’s a fun place to spend the day in and the ‘horseshoe’ area of town is well worth a drive round.

Many of the houses are required to keep with the typical Cape Dutch style in an effort to preserve the architectural glory days of the Western Cape and its humble ‘dorpies‘ (small towns).

Below are some shots I took around town:

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The local NG Kerk near Church Street.

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A shot taken near the CPUT Administration Offices.

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One of the many types of flowering shrubs/trees found around. 

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One of the signposts at a small, local church. 

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Beautiful church window panes.

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Yet another example of a flowering shrub/tree in Wellington.

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A small rose garden near the CPUT Admin. office and the local primary school.

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A rose snapped at Onverwacht Wine Estate.

(Roses are planted near to the vineyards to help farmers to see if the vines are healthy. If the roses look sickly or contract diseases, then the farmer knows what preventative action to take and as such, they tend to protect the grape vines)

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A vibrantly coloured bougainvillea.

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An example of the roses planted in front of the rows of vineyards at Onverwacht Wine Estate.

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One of the street/lane signs found in Onverwacht Wine Estate in the housing estate. Many of these are named after types of wines.

Author: Tamlyn Amber Ryan

Tamlyn Ryan is a writer and blogger, who runs her own travel blog, called Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust. Despite a national diploma in Journalism, her preferred niche remains travel writing. She is a hopeless wanderer, equipped with an endless passion for road trips, carefully planned, holiday itineraries and above all else, the great outdoors.

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