Wellington

South Africa
Wellington.org.za

General Information

Categories
tourism: 021 873 4604
police: 021 864 8440
emergency: 021 937 0500
fire dept.: 021 872 2323
veterinarian: 021 873 1196
important numbers
Tourism Bureau 021 873 4604
Wellington Police 021 864 8440
Fire Station 021 872 2323
Electricity 021 873 6571
Emergency Services 021 872 2557
Wellington Clinic 021 873 0975
Paarl Hospital 021 872 1711
Paarl Medi-Clinic 021 807 8000
Pharmacy 021 873 2569
WellingtonINFO 021 864 2942
Animal Hospital 021 873 1196
Wellington Public Library 021 873 1121
event tickets
Computicket 083 915 8000
air travel
Cape Town Int'l 021 937 1200
OR Tambo Int'l 086 727 7888
bus services
Greyhound 021 505 6363
Intercape Mainliner 021 380 4400
Translux 0861 589 282
car rental
4 Seasons Car Hire 021 883 8855
Adventure Centre 021 882 8112
CL Rentals 021 883 8911
Rola Car Rental 021 841 8228
climate
Wellington has a Mediterranean climate with dry sunny summers and a winter rainfall, interspersed with a good proportion of beautiful sunny days. Dial 082 162 or visit Weather SA for weather forecasts. Wellington has its own weather station that you can visit online.

Summer: Dec-Feb, sunny
Day: 26°C-36°C, Night: 10°C-16°C

Autumn: March-May, mild, rainy
Day: 20°C-26°C, Night: 5°C-14°C

Winter: June-August, cold, rain
Day: 15°C-20°C, Night: 3°C-8°C

Spring: Sep-Nov, mild, sunny
Day: 19°C-28°C, Night: 4°C-13°C
communication
South Africa offers first class communication systems with direct dialling world wide. The international dialling code for South Africa is +27 and the area code for the Western Cape is 021. You can contact Telkom Directory Enquiries on 1023.
currency
The monetary unit is the South African Rand. R1 = 100 cents. Banknotes are available in R200, R100, R50, R20 & R10 notes. Coins are available in R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c. Accepted credit cards include American express, VISA, Master and Diners Club-cards.
financial
ABSA 021 864 5700
American Express 021 887 0818
First National Bank 021 864 2244
Nedbank 021 864 5600
Standard Bank 0860 101 341
Capitec 021 873 6460
distances
Cape Town 73km
Cape Town Airport 65km
Franschhoek 38km
Riebeek Kasteel 35km
Ceres 80km
Tulbagh 55km
Hermanus 145km
Paarl 10km
Somerset West 75km
Stellenbosch 45km
George 400km
Johannesburg 1400km
electricity
220/230 volts 50Hz
libraries
Jan van Riebeeck Str. 021 873 6038
Van Wyksvlei 021 873 2979
travelling
Petrol (gas) stations do not accept credit cards or cheques. They only accept cash, debit cards and/or South African petrol cards. Petrol attendants will fill up your tank. Major petrol stations offer a 24 hour service.
population
The population in Wellington is roughly 50 000. There are 1700 students at CPUT and 600 at Huguenot Kollege.
post office
The Post Office offers a range of postal and courier services. Corner of Jan van Riebeeck & Church Streets. Open from 08:30 - 16:30 Mondays to Fridays. Phone 021 873 1377.
railroad
Travelling time between Wellington and Cape Town is one hour. Phone 0800 65 64 63.
security
Don't display your valuables or carry large amounts of cash. Always ask your hotel about safety before visiting an area. Avoid isolated dark places. Don't leave your luggage unattended. Store valuables in a safe deposit box. Keep your room locked. When driving, fasten your seatbelt, lock doors and keep windows closed. Don't pick up strangers. Only use cell phones with hands-free kits. Lock your valuables in your boot. Swim at beaches manned by lifeguards and only swim between the beacons. Ask your neighbour to watch your belongings while you are swimming. In rural areas, observe and respect the customs and culture of that area and use a registered tour guide.
time
Dial 1026 from any Telkom phone for time checks.
tipping
It is customary to tip caddies, taxi drivers, hotel and railway porters, stewards and waiters for good service. Accepted average tip is 10 - 15%.
value added tax
VAT is levied on most products, services, meals and accommodation. Goods consigned or delivered overseas are exempt at point of sale. Tourists may apply for a refund of VAT on items purchased and taken out of the country, provided that the value exceeds R250.00.
street names
Wellington street names are indicated on the curb stones on street corners. The street names are set in black on a painted yellow background.
associations
ACVV Service Centre 021 873 4682
ACVV Home for Elderly 021 873 1040
ACVV Sunshine Club 021 873 3617
Alive & Kicking 021 873 4566
Afrikanerbond 021 873 2173
ATKV 083 309 7411
CANSA 021 873 6358
Chrysanthemum Assoc. 082 901 5050
Dahlia Association 021 873 3605
Art Association 082 862 3649
Duvet Project 021 873 0110
Heritage Committee 074 112 2459
Garden Club 021 873 2985
Hospice 021 873 6769
JDD 082 920 4380
Klopse Union 021 864 2338
Lions Club 021 873 1328
Lukhanyo Community 083 725 2996
Mothers for Wellington 021 873 2144
Music Association 021 873 3633
Murray Childrens Home 021 873 3633
Rapportryers 082 351 8754
Rotary Club 082 235 0120
SPCA / DBV 021 873 4401
Sunfield Homes 021 873 5038
Aesthetic Committee 021 873 2759
VLV 021 873 3291
Friends of the Museum 021 873 4873
Voortrekkers 021 864 1936
Chamber of Commerce 072 725 8899
Agricultutral Assoc. 021 864 1080
education
Preschools:
Bambi 021 873 2817
Day Care 021 873 4893
Hanekom Day Care 021 873 5014
Dwergiebos 021 873 3191
Kabouterplaas 021 873 2475
Kleuterkampus 021 873 4938
Little Stars 021 864 2255
Kriewelkousies 021 873 3119
Lollypop Educare 021 873 4758
Marantha Day Care 021 864 2074
Pikkieland 021 873 3178
Squirrels Playschool 021 863 2222
Primary Schools:
Bergrivier Primary 021 864 1909
Blouvlei Primary 021 864 2110
Groenberg Primary 021 864 1126
Hillcrest Primary 021 873 4145
Huguenot Primary 021 873 1362
Laerskool Hugo Rust 021 873 1598
Newton Primary 021 873 2638
Pauw Gedenk Primary 021 873 2401
Soetendal Primary 021 864 1076
St Albans Primary 021 873 2441
Voor-Groenberg 021 864 1023
Wellington Preparatory 021 864 3369
Wagenmakersvallei 021 864 1096
Wellington Primary 021 873 2321
High Schools:
Bergrivier Secondary 021 873 2301
Boland Landbou 021 869 8143
Huguenot High School 021 873 1078
Wellington Secondary 021 873 6427
Weltevrede Secondary 021 873 1559
Tertiary Institutions:
CPUT 021 864 5200
Huguenot College 021 873 1181
Wamakersvallei Opleid. 021 873 5942
Adult Literacy (SBA) 021 446 1375
Sport Clubs
Athletics 021 467 2990
Golf 021 873 1919
Hockey 021 864 8500
Judo Club 021 807 2722
Jukskeiklub 021 873 2130
Badminton 021 873 0352
Cricket - Bergrivier 082 955 2407
Squash 021 873 1424
Netball 021 873 1424
Polo 082 889 7789
Bowls 083 232 0572
Rugby - Hillcrest United 082 721 2083
Rugby - Newton 021 873 2301
Rugby - Wellington 021 873 1877
Soccer 021 873 2711
Tennis - Wellington 082 879 1775
Racing Pigeons 021 873 5088
Land Cruiser Club 082 555 0598
religion
AME 021 873 3325
APK 021 872 2713
Betel Evangeliese Bond 021 873 3455
Break-Thru Community 021 873 6572
Calvinist Church 021 862 6441
Church of God in Christ 021 864 2819
Church of the Nazarene 021 864 2074
First Love Church 021 873 6541
Methodist Church 021 873 3572
Dutch Reformed Church 021 864 1796
D.R. Mother Church 021 873 1561
D.R. Wellington North 021 873 2763
D.R. Wellington East 021 873 2690
Hebrew Congregation 083 325 6603
St Alban's Church 021 873 1425
St George's Presbyterian 021 873 2021
Timothy Ministry Team 021 873 6542
Muslim Community 021 864 2911
Worship Getaways Ministry 021 864 2042
news media
Val du Charron 021 864 3398
Paarl Post 021 870 3700
Bolander 021 854 5824
Provincial:
Die Burger 021 406 2815