A Home away from home

About Lady Loch Guesthouse

Lady Loch Guesthouse & Spa has 4 stars, offers excellent accommodation with 8 units with cool terraces, and can accommodate up to 23 people. The guesthouse, spa, and conference facility are conveniently situated on 2 hectares with gardens full of flowers on the Berg River on the outskirts of Wellington in the Western Cape, a beautiful and historic town, surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the heart of South Africa’s Winelands.

Lady Loch Guesthouse is situated 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, 20 minutes from Paarl, and 30 minutes from Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Lady Loch Guesthouse and Spa, formerly known as Lady Loch Country House, is nestled amongst the Winelands vineyards. Whether you are on vacation or a business trip, we offer you friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. Here you can rewind and refresh your soul in the sweetness of our pretty, well-kept garden, by the river Berg. You can relax on your terrace with a view of the vineyards and the mountains. so, you can still hear the call of the fish eagle and admire the magnificent sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine from our local selection.

A Little Bit of History

The Wellington Story

The first inhabitants of the Berg River Valley go back as far as the Stone Age. This period stretches over thousands of years to the San and Khoi groups of the 18th & 19th centuries. Artifacts from these early ages have been found around the Bain’s Kloof Mountains and hills surrounding Wellington can be seen in the local museum.

Originally known as Limiet Valley (border or frontier valley), the area became known as Val Du Charron or Wagenmakersvallei (Valley of the Wagon Maker) towards the end of the 17th century when the French Huguenots settled here.

After the eventual establishment of the town in 1840, the name was changed to Wellington in honour of the Duke of Wellington, renowned soldier and conqueror of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

Lady Loch Steel Bridge in Wellington, Western Cape was originally a wooden bridge in 1853 Wellington to gain access across the Berg River between Cape Town and Paarl. It was named “Lady Loch” after the wife of the Governor of the Cape Colony and High Commissioner of South Africa, Sir Henry Loch.

Meet Stijn and Kristien

About The Hosts

Stijn and Kristien is a Belgium couple who took over Lady Loch Guest House in October 2023.

They love to accommodate their guests and make their stay fantastic with warm memories of the daily fresh pastries, waffles with jams at breakfast, booking nice restaurants, and guiding them to the Winelands with tips and all the help they can give.

Discover the Cape Winelands

Discover Local Attractions

You can use Lady Loch Guesthouse as a base to visit the entire Winelands.  You can do many different routes of hiking/biking trails in the Drakenstein Mountains, and visit the best wine tasting farms in Africa within 30 minutes’ drive. Cape Town is only a 45-minute drive away, while Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl are around the corner, and Wellington with the famous Lady Loch Bridge and the Bainskloof Pass is right at your feet.

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