Bellingham Homestead - Franschhoek, Winelands

Franschhoek Accommodation
Franschhoek, Winelands

Bellingham Homestead

Franschhoek, Winelands - Accommodation

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Bellingham Homestead in Franschhoek

The Historical Bellingham Homestead, is Nestled at the Foot of the Groot Drakenstein Mountain, a National Monument owned by The Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation. It is the Birthplace of the World Famous Bellingham Wines, although they are no longer made here, Bellingham Wines have a tasting room at Franschhoek Cellars, in the Village of Franschhoek.

We are just 10mins drive from Franschhoek, the Dining and Art Capital of South Africa. We too are a comfortable and easy 20 minute drive from Paarl and Stellenbosch, as well as a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and the V & A Waterfront, as well as Worcester. Hermanus is just under 1 hour drive from here.

We are a Separate Entity, nestled amidst a Privately owned Vineyard, offering you an Affordable, Simple, Unique, Relaxed location with absolute Peace and Tranquillity. Bellingham offers you a very private, Self-Catering getaway, with secure Parking on site. The Homestead was built in 1693 and is the Ancestral home of Bellingham Wines. The property was bought in 1943 and produced, amongst other wines, South Africa's first Premier Grand Cru, Shiraz and Rose Wines. Bernard Podlashuk, the father of Bellingham Wines, was the first South African to receive The Chevalier de Taste de Vin and at the time, only the Second person, outside of Europe to have been Honored with this Award.

Each Suite and Cottage has a Kitchenette, giving you the opportunity to prepare light and easy meals. Zoe's Cottage, has a full Kitchen. Guests can also make use of the Communal BBQ area at the Swimming Pool.
We only have local TV Channels available and Guests have access to Free Wi-Fi in the Common Ground. While the Property is a National Monument, Air-Conditioning is precluded from being installed, however, Zoe's Cottage and Lara's Cottage, which are not Heritage Buildings, have Air-Conditioning in the Living area.
We do provide Fans in the Suites and Cottage for Summer, and Oil Heaters in Winter, for our Guests Comfort. Garden Cottage has a Fireplace in the Main Bedroom and Living Area, Zoe's Cottage has a Fireplace in the Living Room.

Guests who may require a Camp Cot, please indicate this with your booking/enquiry, we will gladly provide one for you at No extra Charge. We provide an Undersheet, You will need to bring bedding for your Baby/Infant

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Bellingham Homestead,Franschhoek, Winelands

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Cosy
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
Activities Nearby
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking

Nearby Towns:

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Wemmershoek, Winelands 10 mins 9.1 km
Pniel, Winelands 16 mins 18.1 km
Paarl, Winelands 26 mins 28.4 km
Stellenbosch, Winelands 30 mins 31.1 km
Wellington, Winelands 37 mins 37.6 km
Firgrove, Winelands 47 mins 49.1 km
Somerset West, Winelands 45 mins 50.5 km
Sir Lowry's Pass, Winelands 57 mins 58.4 km
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 19° 1' 14.3" E / 33° 52' 57.1" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Bellingham Homestead in Franschhoek, Winelands

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 0.6 km / Duration: 46 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight left toward Michigan St78 m
4.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
5.Turn right onto Michigan St0.4 km
6.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
8.Take exit 22A toward R300/Bellville1.5 km
9.Merge onto Kuils River Rd/R30014.1 km
10.Take the exit on the right onto N1 toward Paarl/Worcester20.6 km
11.Take exit 47 for R44 toward Stellenbosch/R101/Klapmuts/Wellington0.3 km
12.Turn right onto R441.1 km
13.Turn left2.0 km
14.Continue onto R456.6 km
15.Turn right to stay on R458.7 km
16.Turn right
Partial restricted usage road
0.5 km
17.Slight right
Destination will be on the left
0.6 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Bellingham Homestead

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The place is awesome .You can view the sunset to Franschhoek valley

review by Jacobus Heyns

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Terrific. Cheers to Elvis.

review by Jan Laubscher

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Lovely historical homestead with picturesque grounds and amazing hosts. It's a hard place to leave, book an extra day for yourself.

review by Annie Cheney

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Beautiful setting, but if the owners/trustees do not make a huge capital investment in the property, five years down the line it will be completely run down. Begin with installing a housekeeping service, a reception desk will also help. The garden is lovely but all the statues need to be repositioned and the concrete tables and chairs painted and made to be straight. Around the pool new cushions of a uniform colour should be introduced ....need i say more?

review by Anthonette Salkinder

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Stunning venue. Great breakaway from the race :-}

review by Richard Smith

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