Manley Wine Lodge Self-Catering Cottage  Verified Listing

Breede River Valley Tulbagh Western Cape South Africa

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A short walk across the lawns from the thatch roof Manor House, in which the reception and dining areas are situated, we have seven large double bed and breakfast rooms which are arranged around a shaded courtyard adjacent to the pool. We also have two linked self-catering thatched cottages which are nestled beside the water at the end of the property. Each cottage can accommodate four persons and is ideal for small families.

All our rooms are equipped with a private en-suite bathroom, DSTV (satellite TV) with ample available channels to select from, air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, mini-fridges, built-in safes, and WIFI internet access. Most of our rooms also have their own fireplaces, making them especially cozy in winter, when we have been known to get a dusting of snow on the mountains.

Breakfast is included in the cost of your stay if you book one of our double guest rooms. Breakfast is unfortunately not included with the self-catering cottages, but can be added on by prior arrangement at an additional cost per person.

The on-site eatery caters to guests’ breakfasts and other meal requirements, and the premises has a large outdoor swimming pool, and a communal thatched Lapa with a large braai (barbecue) area.

In Room Facilities:

The double (or twin) rooms and cottages are equipped with an en-suite bath and shower, TV & DStv guesthouse channels, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridges, safes, and Wi-Fi internet access. Most of our rooms also have their own fireplaces, making them especially cozy in winter when we have been known to get a dusting of snow on the mountains.

Area Information:

Tulbagh is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Swellendam) dating back to the early 1700s. Charming Church Street boasts the largest number of Cape Dutch, Edwardian and Victorian provincial heritage sites in one street in South Africa, all lovingly restored post the devastating earthquake of 1969.

Our valley of abundance was first discovered in 1658 by Pieter Potter, surveyor general to the first governor of the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck. Settled in 1699 by 14 farmers, the town itself only began to develop from 1743.

Before road engineers conquered the forbidding mountains at Paarl and Wellington, Tulbagh was in fact the trekker's last stop en route from the Cape of Good Hope before entering the country's wild and untamed interior to the north.

In the heady days following the discovery of diamonds at Kimberley in the 1860s, Tulbagh enjoyed a flowering of prosperity. Yet after the construction of Michel's Pass, and the advent of the railway effectively bypassing the town, it subsided into a rural backwater – which paradoxically preserved its historic character. While causing much structural damage, the earthquake of 1969 resulted in a national fundraising effort and a very successful restoration.

Boasting no less than five museums detailing its rich history, Tulbagh is also an attraction for those who wish to trace their ancestry buried in the graveyard of De Oude Kerk (museum church) - which is in the original form that it was first built.

Property Facilities:

Chapel: Our own non-denominational wedding chapel is used regularly for both church services and weddings. It seats up to 80 people and is the perfect setting for the perfect ceremony.

Wedding Venue: With its fascinating multi-beamed ceiling and expansive patio extending onto our wide green lawns, our beautifully designed reception hall provides a great venue for all weddings.

Braai and outdoor swimming pool area: Near the luxury double rooms and cottages we have the pool and Lapa braai area exclusively for our accommodation guests.

Day Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and other light meals.

Attractions:

Ceres Zipslide Adventures / info@ceresadventures.co.za
Mountain Bike Hire @ the Tulbagh Hotel / reservations@tulbaghhotel.co.za
Murludi Hiking Trail / murludi@mb-net.co.za
Tulbagh Horse Trails / tht@breede.co.za
Cycle Hire - Wine by Bike @ Vindoux / vindouxfarm@gmail.com
Hidden Cape Photographic Tours / ncphoto@mweb.co.za
Tulbagh Scenic Tractor Ride / reservations@oudekloofwineestate.co.za
Witzenberg Holdings Shuttle Service / danwillesept@live.co.za
Mountain View Trails / mountainviewtrailsinfo@gmail.com
Dave's Tours / tours@davesmith.co.za
Oakhurst Olive Farm / info@oakhurstolives.co.za
Crystal Cave / mandykriel@telkomsa.net
Vindoux Day Spa / vindoux.dayspa@gmail.com
Moniki Chocolatier / nikidewolfvankooij@gmail.com

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Tulbagh Reviews

Nicola
21 December 2020

Everything!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Desmond Mandlazi
20 November 2019

Wine, the history side.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Diane O' Brien
14 October 2019

We found Tulbagh to be close enough to Cape Town for a quick weekend away with family & friends.
Clean town with stunning wine farms, wine tasting and lovely restaurants.

Very picturesque with great hiking, mountain biking trails.

Lots of convenient shops in the town.

Can't wait for our next visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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Zen Scoulelis
31 July 2019

We loved our Sunday lunch at Tulbagh Hotel and Champagne tasting at Krone.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
LINDI SMITH
18 June 2019

We went to Essere lodge for a weekend and loved it! Have done many wine tastings at the surrounding farms, love going there often.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anja Brushett
27 February 2019

The peacefulness in Tulbagh.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
02 January 2019

History of Tulbagh.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Philip Jansen
17 August 2018

Paddagang Restuarant, Churchstreet, Surrounding farms and mountains.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Brian Cook
15 August 2018

Secret Falls and Montpellier wine farm.

Superb. 5 out of 5