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Oakdene Lodge, Wellington, Boland, Western Cape.

Wellington is a lovely little “dorp” at the entrance to Bain’s Kloof Pass.  It was originally named Wagenmakers Vallei by the Free Burgers, which was changed to Val du Charron by the Hugenots, who were only one of several groups such as Dutch, Scots and Americans who influenced the local character. Early in the 19th century an Englishman, Dr Addley founded a new town on the Hugenot farm Champagne that subsequently became known as Wellington. The British influence was enriched by the arrival of the Scot, Andrew Geddes Bain. It took several years and the assistance of several hundred people to construct the famous Bain’s Kloof Pass.  This pass, as well as the arrival of the railway in Wellington, opened up the hinterland, placing Wellington on the map. One of the best known of Wellington’s citizens was the theologian, Dr Andrew Murray.  His works were translated into 20 languages, including Russian and Japanese.  He served the local congregation for 35 years.  He persuaded Misses Abbie Ferguson and Anna Bliss from the Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts, USA to found the first seminary for Young Ladies in South Africa.

Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. TV and a fireplace. Secure parking. Breakfasts in the Guests Dining Room or on the patio. Several restaurants within walking distance. The museum and historical buildings like Cummings Hall are across the street from Oakdene Lodge.

#66 Church Street, Wellington, which is north of Paarl, which is on the N1 northeast of Cape Town. AXOakdene

Contct:            Helene Cilliers
+27 (2211) 3 2218 telephone   

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