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Raptor Rise

Raptor Rise, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820 South Africa
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Raptor Rise guest farm was established in 2010 and has been built up over the years to offer guests the most enjoyable and relaxing time away from home. Located in Tulbagh’s incredible 'Valley of Abundance' only 121km from Cape Town and in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands, it's the ultimate countryside destination for rest and relaxation. The farm offers a variety of self-catering accommodation options, each with unique views of the magnificent surroundings – suitable for small, intimate getaways or large gatherings of up to 32 people. It's also the perfect accommodation option for wedding parties.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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tsnyders wrote a review Yesterday
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
It is with some hesitation that I write this review - if I give it the glowing review it deserves, more will make use of the property, making the times available for me to book more difficult :-) Seriously though, this is a fantastic property, which ticks all the boxes: pet-friendly, private pool, air-conditioning, great views, luxurious accommodation, friendly and helpful hosts and staff - it is clearly evident that pride is taken in offering Raptor Rise to the public - and this pride is well-deserved! If I had to choose my top venue for the past few years, this would be it. And a special thanks to Sarah for going the extra mile to make our aniversary stay even more special!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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rainer692024 wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Raptor Rise is a gem In the beautiful Witzenberg Valley near Tulbagh. From the day we made the reservation to even after we had departed we felt spoilt in every sense. The views, the accomodation, the facilities, the people- all world class.If you feel like getting away from it all, this must be it. You will not be disappointed.
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jessicavw1993 wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Raptor Rise never disappoints - we always have a wonderful time. Great accommodation options, and very well-kept grounds. Beds are always comfortable, and the rooms are always very clean. Units are self-catering and you'll find everything you need. Within a week of returning home, we booked our next stay.
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Response from Sarah du Plessis, Agency / Consultant at Raptor Rise
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Jessica Thank you for once again choosing to stay with us! We will see you back very soon.
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jacquesschippers wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Raptor Rise far outweighed my expectations. The cottage is secluded and gave us the privacy we hoped for. The attention to detail can be seen everywhere throughout the farm. The staff are very professional and attended to all our needs. We will most certainly visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Jacques Many thanks for your great feedback! We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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ngia266668 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed at Raptor Rise for 3 days, and it was a gloriously relaxing time. Most importantly, it was quiet, which was a prerequisite. The pool is one of the best features and we were very impressed with the self-catering facilities both in our room (Farriers Corner) and in the Feed Room. All equipment was of high quality and excellently maintained. I just wish there has more info about that. It is not clear on the website. As a Celiac self catering is pretty important. The staff were delightful and overall it was a spectacular stay. We will be back. We discovered on the farm.that pets are in fact welcome but when I booked it was not pet friendly. That small detail made a difference because one of the guests with us old have brought her little dog with. Lastly, while not the farms responsibility, it's important to mention that the town is really cute.and has a lot of historical significance so it was very interesting wondering around however the eateries are really bad. Food is bad and overpriced. Thankfully you.self catering facilities were top class. Thank you very much. It was a stunning stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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ahamil956892 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Raptor Rise is situated just outside Tulbagh. The views across the mountains are beautiful and so are the sunsets. We stayed in a stable room as it was all that was available when I booked which is a little compact. But everything is there and the room was very clean. A handful of wineries and a brewery/restaurant are a 5 to 10 minute drive away. There is a small swimming pool and a large communal kitchen area.
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Departure31635115802 wrote a review Nov 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
The setting was absolutely beautiful, and the fact that each room had its own little weber was just perfect. I was there with a co-worker and we were able to sit on the patio in the evening and braai.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 23 Nov 2023
Many thanks for your wonderful feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon.
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tporte777307 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Amazing! We loved being in the mountains and seeing our beautiful African skies at night. A BIG bonus, full solar and no load shedding! The cottage was gorgeous and clean. The host was very friendly and showed you to your cottage. We had a wonderful stay and maybe next time, make a weekend of it. A great place to recharge your “batteries”.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Quest514123 wrote a review Oct 2023
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We got back to Tulbagh after 5 years. The cottage Raptor Rise was renovated, got a modern, well-equipped kitchen. The location, the wonderful garden, the house - it was just great. Thanks for the wood and the hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Patti F wrote a review Oct 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
We recently hosted a party of wedding guests (as well as ourselves) at Raptor Rise and booked every room except for 2. All our guests raved about the cleanliness, views and fantastic self catering accommodation. There is not a box that they don't tick.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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PRICE RANGE
R 989 - R 1,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeWitzenberg MunicipalityTulbagh
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raptor Rise
Which popular attractions are close to Raptor Rise?
Nearby attractions include Oakhurst Olives (5.4 km), Old Town Tulbagh (5.2 km), and De Oude Kerk (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Raptor Rise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Raptor Rise?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Raptor Rise?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Raptor Rise?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Raptor Rise?
Conveniently located restaurants include Readers Restaurant, The Olive Terrace, and Daphne's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Raptor Rise?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Raptor Rise?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Raptor Rise offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Raptor Rise?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Does Raptor Rise have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.