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De Oude Kerk

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4 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27-0-23-630-1041
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A stunning old building!

The church building was completed way back in 1748 and with the exception of the changing of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
First building on the historic Church Street in Tulbagh

Was restored after the earthquake in 1969. The history go back to the early 1700’s. One can easily... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
GerritPretorius
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Cape Town, South Africa
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vecchia chiesa trasformata in museo
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“old church” (7 reviews)
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4 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church building was completed way back in 1748 and with the exception of the changing of the main entrance to where it currently is, not much else has changed. But this building is a real survivor as it sustained only minor damage in the...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Was restored after the earthquake in 1969. The history go back to the early 1700’s. One can easily stroll from the one old historical building to the other, all in the main road.

Thank GerritPretorius
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The old church was one of the few buildings that were restored after the earthquake back in 1969. The grounds are well kept and it was unusually calming walking through the burial grounds and seeing some of the dates on the tomb stones. Some date...More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It was a great morning activity, just strolling from one old building to the the next, getting a good idea of what Tulbagh must of been like in the early years of Settlers break new land in South Africa. The reception Lady was very helpful...More

Thank VPVerwey
Reviewed 25 March 2017

An authentic old church museum. Beautiful stinkwood furniture, with quaint triangular corner chairs.The wonderful smell of a thatched roof. A very worthwhile stop.

Thank 855rudik
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The Oude Kerk is a lovely old and well restored building and the bell outside is sounded at 12 noon each day. The interior has some beautiful old Cape furniture and the guide was very knowledgeable about its provenance

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Very interesting church with a great lady guide. It is quite large inside for a relatively same church.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My self and my husband visited this amazing Oude Kerk the other day and met this amazing girl who offered to show us around the exhibition. She was a font of information and such a pleasure to listen to. Well done to all concerned -...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Very interesting little church with a fascinating music box just inside the door. It is several hundred years old and plays large, round metal discs with different recordings. In excellent condition. Original Bible still on the elevated pulpit--not in any kind of protective environment. Lots...More

Thank jly75zhs
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Beautiful sacred history. Old church at end of Church street worth a visit to experience , to breath deep and get quiet for a few minutes....

Thank Karen B
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