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Old Town Tulbagh

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Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality, South Africa
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Stunning

Old town Tulbagh consists mainly of Church street, but it is a wonderful and stunning street... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Stalex24
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
So many interesting buildings

These buildings have been preserved as a history of life in Tulbagh. Always the effects of the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
SimplyFred
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“church street” (35 reviews)
“cape dutch” (7 reviews)
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Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality, South Africa
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"church street"
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"cape dutch"
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"steeped in history"
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"the main street"
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"dutch style"
in 3 reviews
"devastating earthquake"
in 3 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 3 reviews
"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
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"living museum"
in 2 reviews
"stunning architecture"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
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"buy tickets"
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"piece of history"
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"quiet road"
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"wonderful street"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Old town Tulbagh consists mainly of Church street, but it is a wonderful and stunning street. Apparently, an earthquake destroyed a lot of the houses in Tulbagh but they have all been rebuilt and most of them in the original state. It is wonderful to...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

These buildings have been preserved as a history of life in Tulbagh. Always the effects of the earthquake are to be felt in each buildings history.

Thank SimplyFred
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

All we wanted was longer to visit Tulbagh! We only had one night here. Church street is so interesting and has a museum with four parts. You buy tickets in the earth quake museum , which is very interesting, and then it gives you acess...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

It was very informative and interesting to see the history of the town and the effect of the earthquake. The staff is very well informed and friendly. The museum captures the terror of that night and the way it resonates through the community to this...More

Thank Gerhard V
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you want history and lots of wine farms then you need to make your way to this quaint little town. It has so much to offer in regards to history. Around the town there are beautiful wine farms to explore.

Thank bronwynn193
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

After the 1969 earthquake, the town of Tulbagh was renovated back to its original Cape Dutch style. It is pretty interesting how all the Victorian additions etc. were removed and the town was rebuilt to honour the dutch history. Says a lot about South Africa...More

Thank Andre H
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

A street steeped in history past and present, remembering that many of these building were lovingly reconstructed after being serverly damaged by an earthquake in 1969. It is a pity that the information boards in front of each house are so faded and jaded making...More

Thank TonyJonesRSA
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

gorgeous street with dutch architecture, great restaurants and little shops - all with in walking distrance

Thank Levent b
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

If you find yourself in Tulbagh, don't miss a walk down Church Street. There are many Cape Dutch style buildings to admire : some contain restaurants and shops. Many of these buildings were rebuilt after the devastating earthquake which took place in the 1970s. The...More

Thank georgestof
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Sitting just behind the main street in Tulbagh, this area was completely rebuilt after a fire, when many buildings were restored to their original designs. Be warned - very few places are open on a Monday, but it is still a lovely place to wander...More

Thank Karen W
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