The Unique and Historical Bellingham Homestead, a Jewel in the Cape Winelands, currently offers 5 Self-Catering Suites/Cottages for short term lets. It is also a picturesque Wedding Venue facility. Come and spend some time exploring the surrounding Cape Winelands, or relax at our Swimming Pool. Possibly you may prefer to spend some time in the Gardens, reading, painting or Bird-watching ! We are an ideal Accommodation venue for Couples looking for a Romantic and peaceful getaway, Families wanting to celebrate a Special or Intimate Family celebration, or a Group of friends re-uniting and spending time together! We invite you to " Step back in time to a place, where New Memories are made " in this breath-taking, historical and serene setting.
The Historical Bellingham Homestead, a National Momument, bequeathed as a Gift to the Nation of South Africa, is the birthplace of the World famous Bellingham Wines. Here the well known Bellingham 'Johannisburger' was made under the skillful hand of Mr Bernard Podlashuk, a Maverick Wine maker of his time. Here South Africa's first Rose, Premier Grand Cru and Shiraz wines were made, by Mr Podlashuk. Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk, bought Bellingham in 1943 and over 63 years, they lovingly restored it and developed it into a Special Home and created their Magnificent wines in the Cellar. Today, it is owned and managed by the Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation Trust.
Franschhoek Village is a mere 11kms away, the Culinary Capital of South Africa. With 53 restaurants and eateries, you'll be spoiled for choice! Paarl and Stellenbosch are a short distance away (20 minutes drive, each) and the City of Cape Town and it's Airport are a comfortable 45 minute drive from here.