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De Oude Kerk

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4 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 630 1041
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Museum in Church Street at Oude Kerk.

At the beginning of the Church Street walk lies this early Cape Dutch style Church with thatched... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
Arnoldus Mauritius Meiring...Trevors forefather

My hubbys great great great grandfather, Arnoldus Mauritius Meiring, is buried in die ou... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 630 1041
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

At the beginning of the Church Street walk lies this early Cape Dutch style Church with thatched roof. Has some interesting items on display from the area. The essence of the place is the role it had in the early history of Tulbagh.

Thank A5472KCrobd
Reviewed 21 September 2017

My hubbys great great great grandfather, Arnoldus Mauritius Meiring, is buried in die ou Kerk...was a privilige to visit his tombstone...., and our tour guide Laurencia Liza Persence was so knowledgable....she certainly knows her history and is passionate about it, which shows... we spent a...More

Thank Doris923
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this gorgeous church with Jayson from Cape Dutch Quarters and he brought alive its secrets and history. Fascinating chunk of history. Well worth it.

Thank ChristianBoix
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Visiting churches happens to be a passion of mine, but sometimes you visit a church that is so unusual, it fascinates even the non-avid church-visitor. This church was built at the turn of the 19th century and the church's floors were originally mud and dung...More

Thank AntSomersetWest
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This old church with the adjoining graveyard is an absolute "must visit". We could stroll leisurely through the church as well as the graveyard, saw some great historic furniture pieces and amazing grave stones.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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
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