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About Bellingham Homestead

The historical Bellingham Homestead is situated in Groot Drakenstein and is a national monument owned by The Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation. We are only 11 km from Franschhoek, the dining capital of South Africa.Nestled amidst vineyards, it offers you a unique location and absolute peace and tranquillity. Bellingham offers you a very private, self-catering getaway. The homestead was built in 1693 and is the ancestral home of Bellingham Wines. The property was bought in 1943 and produced, amongst others, the Johannisberger, the first Grand Cru, Shiraz and a sparkling Cuvee. We were the first in South African to receive The Chevalier de Taste de Vin.

Wedding Venues: Our beautiful Gardens and our Original Wine Cellar, dating back to 1693, create a memorable venue. Our facilities can hold a maximum of 120 guests. We are 1.3kms from St Georges Anglican Church. Contact us for our brochure.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Specials

15% OFF Autumn Midweek Special 1


Stay between 13 Apr 2018 and 26 Apr 2018 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 13 Apr 2018 and 26 Apr 2018)

15% OFF Autumn Midweek Special 2


Stay between 02 May 2018 and 21 Jun 2018 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

15% OFF Winter Midweek Promo 1


Stay between 16 Jul 2018 and 08 Aug 2018 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

15% OFF Winter MidWeek Promo 2


Stay between 13 Aug 2018 and 20 Sep 2018 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

15% OFF Summer Midweek Promo


Stay between 08 Oct 2018 and 12 Dec 2018 and get 15% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

Important Information

Weekend bookings are a minimum of Two nights stay, one night being a Saturday.
Easter Weekend and Long Weekends, bookings a minimum of the duration of the long weekend period, less one night. e.g Easter - a minimum of 3 nights stay, one must be a Saturday.
Where the Sleeper Couch is used in Guest Suite, a Rate of R250.00 per day will...
Weekend bookings are a minimum of Two nights stay, one night being a Saturday.
Easter Weekend and Long Weekends, bookings a minimum of the duration of the long weekend period, less one night. e.g Easter - a minimum of 3 nights stay, one must be a Saturday.
Where the Sleeper Couch is used in Guest Suite, a Rate of R250.00 per day will apply and be added onto the existing rate. This rate will be applicable as of our new Season,beginning 1 May 2018 until 30 April 2019.
Please be advised, we do not have Card facilities.
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Reviews for Bellingham Homestead

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issy Salkinder
17 March 2018

The Bellingham homestead has the most fantastic views of the mountains but there are a few things to note before you make up your mind to stay there for more than one night.It is not a B&B, nor a proper Guest House or a Hospitality Inn, it is just a "room with a view".We were informed that there is no housekeeping to clean our rooms, this means that you have a hetic fly infestation in your room as they are after your garbage. There is no windows in your bedroom, that makes it very stuffy and hot. They have a rotting pond outside that has not been cleaned for years and is a breeding ground for...
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Randall Apollis
08 March 2018

We loved every moment of our stay. Very warmly welcomed and looked after whilst there. The place was clean and well maintained. The only problem was the TV reception but the natural beauty of the place more than made up for it :-)))).Thank you for an awesome break away.

Jeremy Hayward
17 September 2017

Loved feeling total relaxed, a wonderful place

Brenda Robertson
24 May 2017

The accommodation was very comfortable and spacious. Unit was not serviced, but we prefer to do our own cleaning and tidying up and we feel more secure knowing that no one else has access to our unit and our goods are safe.

Colleen Higgs
23 May 2017

The guest suite was lovely, quaint and had lots of room and space. I loved the swimming pool & was able to swim even now in late May. The style of the suite, dressing room, old fashioned bathroom (did make me slightly anxious because of current water restrictions) - comfortable bed. The gardens are lovely and it was very peaceful. A little drive into Franschoek. The wifi didn’t work for me, but otherwise it was just perfect.

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Bellingham Homestead Map

Bellingham Homestead is 12km from the centre of Franschhoek , the nearest airport 47.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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