Breede River Valley Raptor Rise Farm Tulbagh 6820 South Africa

Raptor Rise

Overview

Raptor Rise is located 6 km from the historic town of Tulbagh, and offers luxurious yet affordable self-catering accommodation. Tulbagh is set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, an ideal area for a country retreat. <p>Privately positioned at the foot of the farm is a fully equipped self-catering cottage, complete with a swimming pool and spectacular mountain views. Close to the farmstead, but still enjoying the mountain views, are the recently converted stables consisting of four en-suite self-catering rooms. <p>This farm-style accommodation is an idyllic spot to relax and unwind from the rat race, yet not too far from Cape Town and the N1 highway.



GPS: -33.253109 | 19.099833


General Info

Facilities:

There is a refreshing Communal Swimming Pool on those hot summer days.

In Room:

Twin/King/Queen bedded rooms with private covered patio area. Each room has a shower/toilet en-suite, and kitchenette area containing fridge, microwave, wash-up basin, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery.

Attractions:

The Witzenberg Valley towns of Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres offer a variety of activities from the relaxed to the adventurous. From sampling delectable hand crafted chocolates at Moniki to an adrenaline packed Zip-slide or a round of golf surrounded by mountains, there is something for everyone. Discover the Tulbagh valley on foot, bicycle or horseback. Hiking trails vary from gentle meanders to the strenuous, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Magnificent horse trails can be arranged with sundowners or picnics. Several mountain bike trails are open to the public and fishing is available by prior arrangement. And for the ultimate relaxation why not book a massage or shiatsu?

Area Info:      

Enjoy a variety of events throughout the year in and around the Tulbagh valley. Annual Events include Christmas in Winter, Tulbagh Arts Festival and the Tulbagh Show. Tulbagh and the surrounds is home to a surprising variety of restaurants from fine dining to local cuisine, there is something for everyone. The Old Church Museum: The oldest cross-form church in South Africa with a collection of very old Cape furniture. The Earthquake Museum showing the valleys history and how Tulbaghs famous Church Street was rebuilt and restored after the 1969 earthquake. The 'Ou Volks Museum' A Cape Dutch pioneer cottage which has been recreated into a quaint home, reconstructing life as it was 200 years ago. De Oude Drostdy Museum built in 1804, has historical Cape furniture, household articles and artwork, with wine tasting in the candle-lit old jail. Along the Main Winterhoek Road.

Directions:  

Directions to Raptor Rise: Drive down the main street of Tulbagh, Van Der Stel Street, at the 4 way stop, just past the Spar, turn left onto the Twee Jongh Gezellen Road. Travel for 4 kilometers past the little church in the vineyard on the hill (Montpellier). Turn left at the Raptor Rise sign,(a tar road) travel 1 kilometer, cross the Digger's Home bridge, turn right after the bridge onto the dirt road, follow the dirt road for 1 kilometer up through the avenue of trees, past Digger's Home Manager, past Diggers Home Entrance (on the left)and their staff quarters(on the right). Continue till you reach the Raptor Rise sign on the corner, turn left to come up to the Stables and our home, 50 meters on the right, or continue straight to go directly to the cottage, turning right down to the cottage at the signpost about 200m further along the road.