The Cape Dutch Quarters are located in the heart of the historical town in Church Street, well-known for its varied architecture and the restoration of 32 National Monuments.
Tulbagh is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, making it a mecca for history lovers. Dating back to the early 1700’s, it is named after Cape Dutch Governor Ryk Tulbagh and is full of authentic Cape Dutch architecture.
Its central location means that guests can walk along the town’s beautiful streets to all the wonderful attractions – restaurants, museums as well as an ornamental vegetable and herb garden, which is based on community principles and is an a aesthetic delight. The town is also a short drive from some of the best South African wine farms.
Fantastic accommodation at the Cape Dutch Quarters
For our stay, we were welcomed by the owner, Jayson Augustyn-Clark. Jayson is very involved with the Tulbagh community and is the custodian of the local Community Garden Projects. He told me; “I love Tulbagh, it is a unique town. People here embrace each other’s different cultures and heritage. I am proud to be part of what Tulbagh contributes in the greater Cape Winelands area.”
Cape Dutch Quarters has a wide range of accommodation, catering for all budgets, it offers- Superior Guest House Accommodation, self-catering Cottages and Houses and a rustic Farm House. I stayed in one of the five Superior Guest House rooms, called the Queens Room. The room was very spacious, fitted with a Queen-size bed, ¾ bed and en-suite bathroom.
The décor is the epitome of grand Cape Dutch living and everything has been restored to its former glory. The highlight of my stay was the hearty warm English breakfast, served in the 200-year-old Manor House.
Fun for the whole family
The Queens Room has access to a private courtyard and garden, that is ideal for a lazy afternoon of book reading. I also had the option to take a dip in the pool and make use of the communal braai area.
I highly recommend the Cape Dutch Quarter for guests that want to explore Tulbagh by foot or attend a wedding in the area. Many of their self-catering units are pet-friendly and the larger cottages and houses are ideal for families and those wanting to base themselves in Tulbagh to explore the Cape Winelands. Tulbagh has left a lasting impression on me, so much so that I have already booked three return trips with my friends and family.
For more information, visit www.cdq.co.za or phone 079 051 2059.
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