Nestling just below the famous Bain's Kloof Pass, with a panoramic vista of mountains and lush farmland, Monte Video is a brand-new, upmarket guest house and conference venue, designed with luxury and comfort in mind.
Monte Video guest house offers nine stylish, well-appointed, double bedrooms (each with satellite TV, air-conditioning and bathrooms en-suite), plus a fully equipped conference room, with a seating capacity of 40. Spectacular views, superb facilities, world-class service in a delightfully laid-back rural atmosphere within minutes of the bustling little town of Wellington, make Monte Video the ideal getaway, for business or pleasure!
Here sublime mountain views are just part of the picture
On a gentle slope, nestling beneath the foothills of Bain's Kloof Pass - with a panoramic vista of imposing mountains and the lush farmland of historic "Wamakersvallei" - you'll find Monte Video Guest House, an upmarket new country retreat, designed to suit the diverse needs of casual vacationers and corporate visitors alike.
Cool, clean, contemporary lines, polished sandstone floors and subtle mood lighting enhance the feeling of understated sophistication that characterises the interior of this elegant lodge, which boasts nine spacious, well-appointed bedroom-suites.
After a tranquil night's sleep, enjoy a full breakfast in the stylish dining-room (where home-cooked lunches and dinners are available on request). Relax in the lounge area while you plan the day's activities ... and, much later - as the sun sets over the valley - savour leisurely sundowners and fine estate wines at our intimate bar, or "alfresco" on the wrap-around patio, with the glittering stars above, and the warm, welcoming lights of our little town below.
Spectacular views, superb facilities, world-class service, and a laid-back, rural atmosphere combine to make Monte Video Guest House the ideal getaway destination for both business and pleasure.
Mere minutes from bustling Wellington, surrounded by over 30 local wineries and five brandy producers, as well as a host of outdoor attractions - all within a 70 km drive from Cape Town International Airport - Monte Video Guest House also offers easy access to several other well-known places of interest, including Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Ceres, Riebeek-Wes and Riebeek-Kasteel.
Your hospitable host and hostess Albertus and Dalene Buckle look forward to accommodating you at Monte Video, and sharing the delights of their charming area.
The story of Wellington, alias Val du Charron or Wagenmakersvallei, is nothing less than enchanting. With more French people settling here than anywhere else in the Cape, the town was initially called Val du Charron, meaning valley of the wagon-maker. Robust wagons were constructed here to withstand the rigours of long and arduous journeys into the hinterland, making Wellington real border country - a wild and untamed place, encircled by a forbidding mountain range that formed the very outer limits of the settlement. It started with the first French Huguenots who dared to venture beyond the furthest reaches of the Cape settlement, across the Berg River, and into the hostile and unforgiving wilderness.
The name Wellington dates back to the founding of the town's first church. The grateful community wished to honour John Addey, and the name ''Addey's Dorp" was unsuccessfully mooted. An attempt to name the town after Sir George Napier was also rejected, as a local town bearing his name already existed. It was Napier himself who wrote over the application letter, "...call it Wellington. It is a disgrace that in this colony no town bears the name of England's greatest soldier". On 22 March 1840, the town of Wellington was proclaimed, named after the English Duke, Arthur Wellesley, who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo - a somewhat ironic choice, and a contradiction, considering the town's French forebears!
One of Wellington's greatest assets is its fertile soil, and during the summer, mother nature's larder overflows with a bountiful harvest