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Old Town Tulbagh

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Address: Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality, South Africa

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In case you like to see and visit the original and old Afrikaan village you must see Tulbagh. A street full with original cottages in the Dutch style. Built around 1800. Very well... read more

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88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In case you like to see and visit the original and old Afrikaan village you must see Tulbagh. A street full with original cottages in the Dutch style. Built around 1800. Very well renovated refurbished in the original style. Some are private others are open to the public. You can even rent a house with Cape Dutch Quarters incl breakfast... More 

1 Thank krijger195
Kendal, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place in the middle of high mountains. Certainly worth a visit. Informative museums and cafes to die for. Do go!

Thank jlt665
Zululand, South Africa
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100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old Cape Dutch architecture is so appealing and the coffe shops and restaurants are quaint and unique. This is such a beautiful example of an old town that is well maintained and welcoming to its visitors. Even if you are not able to stop in here for a long, it is certainly recommended for a fleeting visit. Clean streets,... More 

1 Thank Gilly-bean0779
Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit Tulbagh as we've never been to this part of the world before and we were not disappointed. The main road Kerk/Church Street is steeped in history and character. First pop into the Information Centre to buy tickets to visit the old Church and a couple of the old Cape Dutch homes/museums in the street. The street... More 

Thank Fran L
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

In addition to visiting the Oude Kerk take some time in the Old Town. After the earthquake the buildings have been beautifully restored and maintained and the small museum gives an. Indication of what life was like in the late 19 and early 20th century

Thank Richard B
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tulbagh - old small town not far from Cape Town is real hidden gemstone. The trip from Cape Town brings you to mountains with breathtaking views and than you enter Swartland. Region with heritage. Tulbagh - old town with historical buildings was destroyed by earthquake in 1969 and restored afterwords. The result is more than good. You have to go... More 

Thank PoohPrague
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214 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Another lovely place in the western cape country side. None of those busy tourist places like in the winelands. Easy going life in the streets, quite a few good restaurants. However not worth a journey on itself.

Thank rajang
New Forest, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Unusual small museum spread over a disused church and three houses. Simply but effectively done. We were especially impressed with Lindy in the Pioneers House who was charming and very informative.

Thank Jane I
Moshi, Tanzania
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Interesting history of the town, earthquake, and people. You get to walk through their small museum and about 3-4 buildings. Not overly exciting, but something to pass a few hours.

Thank jly75zhs
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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400 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice snall street (church street) with many beautiful white buildings and some little shops and b&b's

Thank djakob38

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