tulbagh-guinevere-guest-farm-01Located in the historic Tulbagh valley, this monastery-style luxury self-catering accommodation is ideally suited to accommodate a private group’s luxury and comfort all under one roof.

The guest farmhouse boasts spectacular 360° views of the surrounding Tulbagh valley and mountains. Hidden away amongst the Renosterveld and fynbos, the farmhouse is exceptionally safe and private. This combination of natural splendour and exclusivity lends itself to create the perfect environment in which to relax and unwind with a large group of family or friends.

The Guinevere Guest Farm private self-catering guesthouse is only an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town and is the ultimate private farmhouse getaway in the charming Cape Winelands region!

Read more: Tulbagh - Guinevere Guest Farm



Raptor Rise offers self-catering accommodation just 6kms from the scenic and historic town of Tulbagh in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Privately positioned at the foot of the farm is a fully equipped self-catering cottage complete with swimming pool and spectacular mountain views.


The Cottage

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3 Bedrooms, all en-suite; open plan lounge and dining area plus a large covered patio, swimming pool with safety net, fully fitted & equipped kitchen plus double carport.

The main bedroom with queen size bed (extra length) and full en-suite bathroom opens onto a large covered patio and pool area. (Sleeps 2)

There is a second bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower/toilet. (Sleeps 2) There is also a Loft Bedroom with 4 single beds plus en-suite shower and 'loo with a view'. (Sleeps 4)

Cozy lounge / dining area with large wood burning fireplace opening onto the patio and pool area.

Fully fitted kitchen equipped for 8 people and includes gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer plus all cutlery and crockery.

Large covered patio with braai/barbeque facilities overlooking the pool and exquisite mountain views.

Servicing of the cottage is optional at an additional fee.

PET POLICY: All dogs welcome all year round. Dogs sleep inside; bring own dog beds, bedding and bowls. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture and must be free of ticks and fleas. Easy access to walks; dogs must be leashed at all times when outside. Consideration must be given to resident dogs and wildlife. CHARGE for Pets: R25 per pet per night. Doggie Damages Deposit required: NONE.

GPS: S 33 degrees 14' 59.7" - E 19 degrees 06' 11.7"

Contact: Sarah du Plessis

Cell: 072 555 3782
Fax: 086 689 2540
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Website: www.raptorrise.co.za


tulbagh-saronsberg-vineyard-cottages-01Saronsberg consists of two farm portions formerly known as Waveren and Welgegund. The farm originally formed part of the beautiful and historic Twee Jonge Gezellen (TJG) until it was divided between the two Krone brothers in the 1950s.

Waveren and Welgegund, which lie on either side of TJG, were acquired in 2002 and renamed after the commanding mountain whose slopes are home to a portion of their vines: Saronsberg


Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages are situated just outside the historic town of Tulbagh, on the slopes of the Saronsberg mountains, just 120km from Cape Town.

Read more: Tulbagh - Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages

lb2Our cosy self-catering farm style cottages are situated in a Mandela sanctioned Natural Heritage Site Conservancy Area with spectacular views over  the 7km long Voëlvlei Dam, only 1 hours drive  from Cape  Town. The  cottages  are  private,  neat  and  clean  with  bedding  and  all  kitchen  necessities included, but please bring your own towels.

The farm is organic and eco-friendly managed. Solar energy powers the lights and additional oil  lamps/candles  add  to  the  ambience.  It is recommended that you bring a torch with for outside at night. A wood burning stove/fireplace turns the cottage into a snug and warm haven in winter - the fire wood is included free of charge. Wake-up to the sound of nature with no TV’s, radios or hairdryers to disturb the peace.

Read more: Tulbagh - Silwerfontein Guest Farm



Just over an hours drive from Cape Town, Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the countryside. The Reserve is just below the magnificent Winterhoek Mountains and offers a tranquil environment, nature walks, and an abundance of bird life, fauna and flora and spectacular views of the Tulbagh valley.


The amply equipped, self-catering cottages are tucked away between fynbos and pine trees and are all spaced well apart. They have shady verandahs with mountain water plunge pools, log fireplaces and braai places as well as fresh linen and towels and a supply of firewood.



Orchard Cottage has two bedrooms, each with a double bed and a bathroom en-suite. The large open plan living area has a fire place, kitchen, dining area, sitting area and 2 single pull out beds. Double doors open onto a shady verandah and a neat garden enclosed by low stone walls and offering a view of the entire Tulbagh Valley.


Eagle Cottage has a bedroom with a double bed and a smaller children’s bedroom with 2 single bunk beds. The kitchen and living area are open plan with a fire place and doors leading to a covered verandah. There is a built-in fire place outside, a mountain water splash pool on the verandah and low stone walls enclosing a natural garden.


This stone cottage offers an open plan bedroom with a double bed, a lounge and kitchen area and doors opening onto a covered verandah. There is an indoor fire place, an outdoor braai area and a private mountain water splash pool with views over the dam.


Stone cottage offers an open plan bedroom with a double bed, a lounge and kitchen area and doors opening onto a covered verandah. There is a fireplace, an outdoor braai area, a mountain water splash pool and stunning valley and mountain views.


The Blue Butterfly is a beautifully restored barn with facilities on the ground floor including a large lounge / studio / workshop area, a sitting room with a fireplace, a covered verandah with tables and chairs and the self-catering facilities in the form of a thatched, fully equipped, farm-style kitchen that can seat your whole party. The space is surrounded by lush gardens and enclosed by low stone walls. Within the garden is a secluded pergola, a fishpond as well as a fire pit and BBQ / braai area.

The Blue Butterfly has a total of 7 bedrooms with a total of 18 single beds. The configuration is as follows: There are two en-suite loft bedrooms upstairs that have separate entrances; each room with its own bathroom / shower and 4 single beds. There are two garden rooms each with their own separate entrance, a little sitting room, 2 single beds and a bathroom / shower en-suite and finally, there are three davels (cabins) which each have 2 single beds and a bathroom / shower en-suite.


Walk the nature trails: There are several marked walking trails which meander through the fynbos, rhenosterveld and wetland areas of the reserve. The trails vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours.

Swim in the dam: There is a large dam for swimming which is within walking distance of all units. The dam is surrounded by lush brush and trees and an abundance of bird life.

Fishing: There is a second, smaller dam which is suitable for Bass fishing.

Go mountain biking: There are many different trails and tracks for mountain bikers and these are maintained and managed by the Tulbagh Mountain Bike Club. Trails on Welbedacht are free to use for our mountain-biking guests - additional outside trails are available for which a permit can be obtained.

Explore the labyrinth: This unique labyrinth is beautifully integrated into its environment, a forest of blue gum trees, and is a wonderful space to feel a sense of connection with nature.

View the wildlife: A large variety of fauna, such as pole cats, caracal, cape fox and numerous buck species inhabit the Reserve, and it is also home to herds of springbok, zebra and wildebeest which form part of a program for re-introduction of game.

Go birding: Between tall, leafy trees that provide shelter, to the fynbos with its vast variety of plant life and the savannah wetland grasses that provide an abundant food source for dozens of species of raptors and hundreds of other species, Welbedacht is a veritable haven for birds and bird watchers alike.

Go horse riding: Just 5 minutes drive from Welbedacht, on one of our neighbouring farms, you can ride through farmland and orchards, or a little further afield you can explore specially created mountain trails with magnificent views of the mountains and valley. All levels of riders are welcome. Booking details will be referred.

Take in the historic town of Tulbagh: 10 minutes' drive from Welbedacht is the historic town of Tulbagh. Take a stroll down Church Street which boasts a wealth of Cape Dutch Architecture, several restaurants and stores, a museum and monuments. Olive groves, vineyards and orchards can be found in the surrounding areas, making Tulbagh a delight for fruit and wine lovers.

Just rest & relax: Here, away from the hustle and bustle of living, you may just find that all you long for is a book and a quiet, shady spot. You may wish to find a peaceful nook, let go of all distractions and immerse yourself in the immense beauty of the surrounding nature.


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PET POLICY: Small to medium dog breeds (limit of one to two dogs per cottage), cats, horses & caged birds welcome all year round by prior arrangement and at the owners or management’s discretion. Well-behaved, socialised larger dogs breeds by special prior arrangement only. Dogs, cats and caged birds sleep inside - bring own pet beds & bowls. Paddock for horses. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or beds – owners may be charged for any damages. Pets are not allowed to roam and must be kept under direct supervision at all times. Dogs that are inclined to roam must be kept leashed at all times outside and in the vicinity of other guests. Aggressive and/or barking dogs will not be tolerated. Pets are not permitted in or around the Blue Butterfly Retreat or Homestead (due to own dogs) or the enclosed 15Ha game area. Guests are requested to clean up after their pets. Orchard and Eagle Cottages have low stone walls that enclose the cottages. Easy access to walks. Consideration must be given to resident dogs, birds, horses and wildlife – pets must respect our fauna, dogs who roam will disturb wildlife. Pets stay FREE. Doggie Damages Deposit Required: NONE, however, guests are fully responsible for their pets and their pets' behaviour and actions. Non-compliance with these rules or if the pets become a nuisance (i.e. roaming / barking) will result in management asking guests to leave the Reserve - without the option of reimbursement.

RATES: (50% deposit required on booking)





Orchard Cottage

Eagle Cottage

Pine Cottage

Stone Cottage

The Blue Butterfly

6 persons

2 adults, 2 children

2 persons

2 persons

up to 18 persons

R 1,750.00 per night

R 1,450.00 per night

R 1,120.00 per night

R 1,120.00 per night

R 430.00 per person per night

(min R4,300 per night & 10 persons)

Less 20% Mon-Thurs

Less 20% Mon-Thurs

Less 20% Mon-Thurs

Less 20% Mon-Thurs


NOTE: Weekends: Minimum 2 night booking | Long Weekends & Holidays: Minimum 3 night booking

MID WEEK SPECIAL: From 1 February to 30 October, all weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) receive a 20% discount on bookings of 2 or more nights.


Please note that the 50% deposit is non-refundable; in the case of larger deposits or payment-in-full, Welbedacht will refund up to 50% of payments made provided we are able to re-rent the reserved unit for the same applicable period.


Cell: 083 952 5448

Email: Click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to email Welbedacht directly

Website: www.welbedachtreserve.co.za

tulbagh-gouda-buffalo-drift-tented-camp-05Steal away from the city and get all loved-up.

What could be more Out of Africa then disappearing to a deluxe, private tent on the banks of the Berg River?

The addition of four secluded, self-contained tents to the Buffalo Drift farm offers an escape for couples that want all the love without the romance-killing price tag. More ‘glamping’ than camping, these tents contain a double bed (or bunk beds if you’re into that); en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.

With access to your own private stretch of the riverbank, you can cool off in the fresh water, laze in the sun or warm up under the deluxe double showerheads. Enjoy the unspoiled night sky undisturbed. This is a great, secluded spot that allows for quality time with that someone special.

Read more: Tulbagh / Gouda - Buffalo Drift – Tented Camp