Graaff-Reinet Accommodation, Graaff Reinet Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, B&B, Self Catering

The rugged beauty of the natural landscape is the setting for a meticulously ordered farm. The gabled homestead, built in 1843, stands conveniently close to the shearing sheds, barns and paddocks, all set among magnificent trees, orange groves, lawns and flower beds and linked by an immaculate patterning of stone walls and poled fences. Buildings and gardens have grown up layer by layer, mellowing and maturing over 170 years. The deep soil of the site has allowed the trees to grow into great, spreading specimens of a size rare in the Karoo. The orange groves were planted in 1854 by Charles Rubidge, the first member of the family to farm here and a great lover of trees. The grapevine at the front of the house was planted in 1852 and the oaks and the huge chestnut tree at the far end of the garden are all more than 100 years old.

Wellwood is a working farm and although there are no farm tours as such, Guests are welcome to explore the beauty of the farmyard, gardens and groves and explore the countryside beyond.