Restoring the past,
creating a future.

A creative hub and family-friendly destination where people can eat, drink, shop and work.

Wellington’s “Old Tannery” dates back to 1871 and is one of the oldest factories in South Africa.

A project to restore and develop the unique industrial spaces of the Old Tannery is well underway. Some buildings already house a variety of creative and light industrial businesses, others are being meticulously refurbished to provide a space where people can eat, drink, shop and work in safety and comfort.

All renovations are taking place according to the exacting guidelines of South Africa’s heritage regulations, so that the unique architecture and character of the Old Tannery may be restored and enjoyed for generations to come.

Our vision

For more than a century, the Western Tanning & Boot Co. brought industry and prosperity to the people of Wellington.

Our vision is to restore the legacy of the Old Tannery by building a creative hub and family-friendly destination where people can eat, drink, shop and work – surrounded by the unique heritage and natural beauty of an iconic landmark.

What’s happening at the Old Tannery