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Old Town Tulbagh

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Old Town Tulbagh

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Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality South Africa
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Situated in the Tulbagh Valley bounded by the Witsenberg in the East, The Winterhoek range in the north and the Sarons, Obiekwa and Waterval (waterfall) mountains in the west. This fertile valley with two prominent rivers running through it, the north flowing Berg River and the south- flowing Breede Riverand has a long history dating back further than 1699, named after Dutch Cape Colony Govenor Ryk Tulbagh originally called Het Land van Waveren. This basin has been inhabited by the Khoi and Bushman people for thousands of years. A Dutch Reformed church was built in 1743 for the congregation, The Drostdy (magistrates) residence was built in 1806, designed by architect Louis Thibault, located 4km`s north of the town and is now a museum which exhibits fine period furniture and porcelain. Apart from the many beautiful sites and old buildings Tulbagh is well known for its Church Street and the magnificent old restored buildings many of which were destroyed buildings by the 1969 earthquake.
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amyb wrote a review 07 Jan
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beautifully restored street with galleries, restaurants and little shops along the way - local crafts and beer
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Date of experience: December 2020
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MartiCapeTown wrote a review Oct 2020
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The town is beautiful and the restored Church Street must be one of the most beautiful streets in South Africa, but we were very disappointed that all the museums were closed on the Saturday afternoon. This is not a good advertisement for the town as a weekend getaway as this is one of the main tourist attractions and you expect to be able to visit them
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AMYB wrote a review Oct 2020
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Stunning stroll down Church Street reading the very interesting boards about the history of each house and wondering into a few building to experience days gone by - a REaders restaurant and curious cat shop well worth a visit - a few new craft shops and museums a must
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Nicolene D wrote a review Sep 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa7 contributions
A ambience of olden days, a warm and cozy feeling of yesteryear, and the luxury of modern appliances mixed makes these accommodation a otherworldly experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Annette W wrote a review Feb 2020
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History of the town as well as the earth quake info ,very interesting and taking a stroll through town is worth a visit
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Date of experience: July 2019
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