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About Bellingham Homestead

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.

We are able to Accommodate a Maximum of 10 Guests at a time, in 3 Self-Catering units.

We have a Suite (Guest Suite) and a 2 bedroom Cottage (Garden Cottage) each with a Kitchenette, giving you the opportunity to prepare light and easy meals. Ringwall Cottage, also a 2 bedroom 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 (Ringwall Cottage does not have Television connectivity, available at this stage)
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.

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. Ringwall Cottage fireplace cannot be used, as it has been closed off.

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

Family friendly: We are a Family Friendly Venue. We have Spacious outdoor grounds for Children to enjoy. We do however, request, that Children under the age of 12 are to be under Adult Supervision while outdoors in the Garden and Swimming Pool Area, at all times

Covid Safety Approved: Our Units are not Serviced Units are cleaned with Hygiene approved materials, after each Guest stay Outdoor Spaces allow for Social Distancing Hand Sanitizer is provided please make use of this, particularly when they return from an Outing

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 32 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Special offers
  • Wake-Up service
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

Enquiries made and Accepted 15 days prior to Check-In date are to paid for in FULL, when accepting Quotation received from Bellingham Homestead, via SafariNow.

Week day bookings are subject to a Minimum 2 night stay. Weekend bookings are a minimum of Two nights stay, one night being a Saturday, unless a Promotion is being run that...
Enquiries made and Accepted 15 days prior to Check-In date are to paid for in FULL, when accepting Quotation received from Bellingham Homestead, via SafariNow.

Week day bookings are subject to a Minimum 2 night stay. Weekend bookings are a minimum of Two nights stay, one night being a Saturday, unless a Promotion is being run that over-rides this Policy. Long Weekends see the following:

*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.

*Check-In is between 14h00 and 18h30

*Guests will be emailed details of our Meet & Greet and Check-In procedure and provided contact details of a
Staff member who will Meet & Greet them and Check them in.
Making this Contact is CRITICAL as we do not have a 24 Hour Reception FAcility and the Office is only open
during Office Hours, Monday - Friday 08h00-13h00 14h00-17h00

To that end, we request of Guests to make contact with that Staff member, with their anticipated Arrival time a minimum of 24-48 hours PRIOR to Check-In.
Guests are asked to keep us advised of any delays or changes to this time.

*Guests who are Late Arrivals, may be charged a Late Check-In fee.
Guests who haven't advised and confirmed an Arrival time and Check-In late, may be refused entry by Security.

Guests will be emailed a COVID19 Health Form for completion by EACH Adult Guest, 16 years and older, return via Email (or they may be left in the Suite or Cottage you are staying in), together with a Copy of each Adult Guest's ID.
Guest ID's must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to Check-in.
Guests will also be emailed a Registration Form for completion and Signature, for return via email, or they may be left in the Cottage or Suite you are staying in, for completion and collection.

Please be advised, we do not have Card facilities. All Outstanding Guest Accounts, are to be paid in Full, via EFT prior to Check-In Date.

Please be advised we have a Minimum 2 Night stay Policy.
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Reviews for Bellingham Homestead

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Flemming Nielsen
24 July 2021

good thing we had decided to eat out as the kitchen was not really set up for cooking other than heating yourself a cup of tea

Janet Friskin
12 May 2021

Everything it's the most beautiful property

Diane Nunnelee
19 April 2021

Kim and Leon greeted us with warm hospitality. The gardens were exquisite and a wonderful setting of calm. It was perfectly located for exploring the area. We'll be back.

James Gunnell
31 March 2021

The unit smelt unpleasantly musty!Needs a little TLC.The Shower hose needs attention.

Sandile Sitsila
02 December 2019

I loved how quite it is and how clean and professional one gets attended

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Bellingham Homestead is 11.9km 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