Raptor Rise is a working olive and cattle farm with several well-appointed accommodation options for discerning visitors. Located in Tulbagh’s incredible ‘Valley of Abundance’, only 90km from Cape Town and in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands, its beauty defies description. Your hosts, Bill and Averil Slater, have gone to great lengths to provide you with a blend of comfort and privacy, whilst ensuring that each suite has unique views of the magnificent setting. Quality finishes, crisp white linen and so many special touches delight the heart and extend a warm welcome.
This lovely farm offers a bouquet of self-catering accommodation options – suitable for small, intimate getaways and also large gatherings of up to 32 people. Among other delights, Tulbagh is wedding town – what better than for a family than to spend this happy time together? Conferencing facilities for up to 24 people are also available.
Raptor Rise is named for the birds of prey that ride the thermal currents created by the combination of valley and mountains in the area. Sitting quietly on your veranda, you too may observe the Jackal Buzzards circling or hear the clarion call of the majestic Fish Eagle summoning the soul to serenity. Guests may walk, run or cycle anywhere on the 37 ha farm, and you may also purchase its lovingly created produce.
The birds of prey that ride the thermal currents created by the combination of valley and mountains in the area. Sitting quietly on your veranda, you too may observe the Jackal Buzzards circling or hear the clarion call of the majestic Fish Eagle summoning the soul to serenity. Guests may walk, run or cycle anywhere on the 37 ha farm, and you may also purchase its lovingly created produce.
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Due to this property being in the countryside there are no taxis or UBER facilities available. Self drive is the only option. Although we do not have our own shuttle service, there is a shuttle service in Tulbagh that we normally recommend.
Cape Town airport is approximately 1 hour's drive from Tulbagh
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
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 Zipslide 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 and several mountain bike trails are open to the public.
And for the ultimate relaxation why not book a massage at one of our local spas.
TULBAGH WINE AND OLIVE ROUTES
Sample a variety of Tulbagh's award winning wines and olive products. Refer to the activity list or local tourism offices for more information.
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 Spring Show.
For more information visit our local tourism office websites: Tulbagh Tourism; Wolseley Tourism; Ceres Tourism
Tulbagh and the surrounds is home to a surprising variety of restaurants from fine dining to local cuisine, there is something for everyone.
The Oude Kerk Volks Museum Complex, Open 7 days a week. Tel 023 230 1041
Situated in the famous restored Church Street you will find:
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 valley’s history and how Tulbagh’s 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.
Policies & disclaimers
50% deposit required to secure the booking within 7 working days.
Notice of cancellation must be given 2 weeks in advance in writing. A cancellation fee of 25% will be levied. Cancellations less than 2 weeks in advance will result in the full deposit being forfeited.
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