La Rochelle B&B is an over 100-year-old restored Victorian house in the centre of historic Wellington.

The house comprises five en-suite rooms, each with a private entrance and individually decorated with antique furniture and only the highest quality bedding.

Be sure of real Boland hospitality in the Winelands of the Western Cape!

Wellington hosts a very interesting history and La Rochelle is fortunate to be part of the romantic bygone years of the late 1800.

Experience views of vineyards, mountains, and tranquillity from the shady wrap-around veranda. The large garden with a pool evolves guests into a relaxing mode.

Only 50 minutes away from Cape Town International Airport. Only 400 meters from CPUT campus, Huguenot College, Breytenbach theatre. Close to several wedding reception venues, excellent wine estates, and breathtaking mountain passes.

Wellington is nestled by beautiful mountain ranges and is known as the “heart” of the Boland. La Rochelle is an ideal basis from where to explore the Cape Winelands, West Coast, Cape Town, golf courses, mountain passes, and research our religious and historic past.


Dear Guest, Welcome, and thank you for your patronage. We trust that you will find our little town of Wellington enjoyable.




We owe our heritage to Dr Andrew Murray, Writer, Educationist, Pastor and Philosopher. Respected far and wide for his biblical teachings.

“May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love, and joy of God’s presence.” Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray was instrumental in developing early tertiary education in South Africa, especially for girls and women, making Wellington famous as an education centre in the country. The Huguenot University College is still going strong. The Teachers Training College today forms part of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, both boasting a wide choice of academic and technological studies.

A beautiful church at the top of Church Street is home to a statue of Andrew Murray.


In around 1688 French Huguenot refugees settled in the area, known as the Limiet Vallei, and so began our agricultural heritage. Our distinctive wines are among the top award-winning wines both nationally and internationally. The climate and environmental surroundings provide the perfect combination for the Vine-cutting industry. These vines are distributed both locally and internationally. The term “Stokkiesdraai” had its origin in Wellington. When children of farmers did not attend school, their teachers would be met with ‘ons het stokkies gedraai Juffrou”, on been questioned as to why they did not attend school on the previous day. Today the term “stokkiesdraai’ is perceived as playing truant.

Wedding Industry…

Wellington is known as the wedding ‘mecca’ of the Winelands, with exquisite venues, top-class catering facilities, and guesthouse accommodation. All conveniently situated within comfortable proximity of each other. Wellington is surrounded by the most beautiful mountains and other gems for nature lovers. Clearly, we are passionate about Wellington. It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to our piece of heaven and we would be honoured to accommodate you again. We wish you a pleasant stay. If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to call on us.