Just over an hour's drive from Cape Town, Welbedacht Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the country. Amply equipped, self catering cottages tucked away in between fynbos and orchards, offer complete privacy and a tranquil environment. Spectacular views of the Tulbagh Valley and the surrounding mountains combine with the cries of the fish eagles and the sounds of nature.
Private plunge pools and braai areas, open fireplaces for winter nights, and large verandas for relaxing on all cottages combine to make this a special and memorable escape.
Orchard Cottage has two double, ensuite bedrooms. Two extra single beds can be easily set up in the lounge area for extra guests/children.
The open plan kitchen/dining area/lounge has a large fireplace and doors opening out onto the shady veranda, with its private, built in plunge pool. The cottage is fully equipped for self catering and there is a braai available.
The Stone Cottages (Pine and Stone) each sleep 2 adults and offer an open plan bedroom, lounge and kitchen area opening out onto a shady veranda with views over the Valley. The cottages have fireplaces for cosy winter evenings, and a refreshing plunge pool on the deck for your own private use. The cottages are equipped for self catering including a built in braai outside.
Eagle Cottage sleeps 2 adults and 2 children in bunk beds in a smaller children's bedroom. There is a fireplace inside and a private built in plunge pool on the shady veranda. The cottage is equipped for self catering, including a built in braai outside.
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.
All towels, linen and firewood are provided
in each cottage.
Welbedacht Nature Reserve offers fishing as well as hikes and walks through the nature reserve (which joins up with the Winterhoek Mountain Reserve). You can bring your mountain bikes, prepare to do some bird watching or cool off in the dam or your private splash pool.
Horse riding and wine tasting are available on adjacent farms. Tulbagh town is only a 5 minute drive away, and offers a good selection of restaurants and bars, as well as art and craft shops, museums and national monuments.
Orchard Cottage R1395 per night
Eagle Cottage R1145 per night
Pine Cottage R895 per night
Stone Cottage R895 per night
The Blue Butterfly R350 per person per night (Minimum 10 persons)
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
Note: Weekends: Minimum 2 night booking | Long Weekends & Holidays: Minimum 3 night booking
Deposit & Booking Policy: A 20% deposit is required to make a booking. Deposits are non-refundable; however, in the case of payment-in-full, Welbedacht will refund up to 80% of payments made provided we are able to re-rent the reserved unit for the same applicable period