welbeloond is a boutique wine farm,
perfectly located at the start of the Durbanville Hills Wine Route with 600 hectares of arable land for roaming. This renowned estate offers travellers comfortable, Cape Dutch style cottage accommodation for the ultimate country experience!
Situated a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town‘s city center, it’s the perfect weekend destination, steeped in history and the scenic beauty of the Durbanville Wine Valley.
In fact, the homestead on the farm dates as far back as 1785, when it was originally used as an outpost by Jan van Riebeeck. In 1905, the Mellish family took over the farm for wheat & dairy production, later planting the vines that are still yielding exceptional wines.
Today, it is still run by the Mellish family, who are dedicated to the task of preserving its history, while using modern methods to offer exceptional winemaking, and allowing visitors a memorable and affordable stay!
Happy Clients & visitors
” Exceeding expectations – The photos do not do the location justice and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The owners are gracious and considerate and the accommodation luxurious and affordable. We spent a nice quiet family weekend away from home, and the fireplace was a definite winner. Lots of room for little ones to run around as well as a jungle gym and some animals to look at. Firewood is provided and was dry and of good quality. All in all, a great place to stay. “
” Wonderful, quiet respite from noise and people – We discovered Welbeloond through the Durbanville Hills Restaurant website and gave them a try for a last-minute (same night) booking after dinner. What a delightful surprise! We stayed in the Old Bull Pen which has been thoroughly rehabbed into a terrific self-catering cottage. Thatch roof, separate bedroom w/ king bed, en suite bathroom with fabulous shower and giant soaking tub, cute lounge with comfy couches and satellite TV, and a fireplace (we were there in summer so didn’t use that). The kitchenette has a bar fridge, microwave, small oven and 2 burner stovetop, and nice table and chairs. It was more than comfortable! Two horses tend to meander on the property – and one was obsessed with seeing its reflection in a nearby window. All added to the charm of the place. If we’re in that area again, we’ll definitely try to book there again. Was a real treat!”