Set in 18.5 hectares of woods and farmland, surrounded by mountains yet not too far from the city or the airport, Essere Lodge really does have it all. The Barn is the hub of the property featuring a dining area with sweeping views of the valley, the lounge with comfy sofas and a large log fire for those chilly winter evenings. Breakfasts will be served using fruit, vegetables & herbs from our own garden (when in season). The stunning property is ideal for weekends away, detox retreats, yoga, meditation and even awakening the artist within. We also offer spa treatments on site, pre booking is essential.
Pool, Sun deck. Terrace for al fresco dining. Licensed bar. Large gardens. Spa treatments available (pre booked only)
Breakfast available 8:30 to 10:30
Surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, with the Obiqua Mountains to the west, the Winterhoek Mountains in the north and the Witzenberg Mountains to the east, nestles the rural village of Tulbagh. The Great Winterhoek Mountains tower 2077m above sea level and are scenically snow-capped in winter.
This beautiful, serene and unspoiled valley provides the ideal destination for all seasons. Tulbagh provides an excellent starting point from which to explore the Cape Winelands and surrounding areas, be that on foot, on a cycle, on horseback or by car.
Tulbagh is fast becoming the wedding destination of choice in the Western Cape and undoubtedly this is due to its immense beauty. Essere Lodge is immersed in the centre of Tulbagh’s rural area and is surrounded by woodlands, mountains and rivers. It is also incredibly private.
In Room Facilities:
Eight suites are available on a bed and breakfast basis, all with private patio or private secluded gardens. Each room is en suite. Our Acacia, Protea and Olive suites have both bath and shower, Cosmos has a bath and outside shower. All other rooms have en suite showers. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.
From 20 July 2018 - a 2 bedroom log cabin, available on a self catering basis. Two bedrooms, bathroom, full kitchen and lounge area with basic DSTV package (welcome to bring own card). Outside is a large deck, with Jacuzzi and braai. Just perfect for a couple to enjoy some solitude, or for a group of friends to socialise.
Essere is an Italian word meaning "to be". And that's what Essere is all about. Whatever that means for you we offer the space to just be. Whether its an afternoon spent under the trees with a book and a glass of wine, a picnic with your significant other or maybe a dip in the pool. Take time for you by doing absolutely nothing, or visit the local vineyards, Waterval Nature Reserve, the Ceres Zip Line, or take a tractor ride up to the peak of the Mountains to watch the sun set..
Whatever you choose, when staying at Essere Lodge you will enjoy great service, incredible views, beautiful food, friendly staff and comfortable suites.