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

The house comprises three en-suite rooms, each with a private entrance and individually decorated with antique furniture and high-quality bedding.

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

Explore Wellington’s tourist attractions, activities and the many things to do in the area – from extreme adventure activities to milder family orientated activities

Wellington Wine Route is one of the youngest routes in the Cape but its history goes right back to the French Huguenots who settled in the area in the late 1600s. The area is characterised by mountains, valleys, rivers and streams as well as having excellent soils, 90% of the country’s vine nurseries are located here.


Wellington is a popular wedding area with exquisite venues, top-class catering facilities and accommodation. All are conveniently situated within comfortable proximity of each other.


Only 50 minutes away from Cape Town International Airport, 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.


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


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 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 Valley, 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. 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.