Welbedacht Nature Reserve B&B or Self Catering in Tulbagh

Welbedacht Nature Reserve

Self Catering at Tulbagh, 6820, Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Welbedacht Nature Reserve

Just over an hours drive from Cape Town, Welbedacht Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the countryside. The Reserve is just below the magnificent Winterhoek Mountains and offers a tranquil environment, nature walks, an abundance of bird life and flora and spectacular views of the valley.


All cottages have private mountain water plunge pools, braai areas, open fireplaces for winter nights, and large verandas with beautiful views. The cottages include fresh towels, linen and plenty of fire wood.

Orchard Cottage:
Orchard Cottage has two bedrooms, each with a double bed and a bathroom en-suite. The large open plan living area has a fire place, kitchen, dining area, sitting area and two single pull out beds. Double doors open onto a shady verandah and a neat garden enclosed by low stone walls and offering a view of the entire Tulbagh Valley.

Pine Cottage:
This cosy, stone cottage offers an open plan bedroom with a double bed, a lounge and kitchen area and doors opening onto a covered verandah. There is an indoor fire place, an outdoor braai area and a private mountain water splash pool with views over the dam.

Stone Cottage:
Stone cottage offers an open plan bedroom with a double bed, a lounge and kitchen area and doors opening onto a covered verandah. There is a fire place for cold winter nights, an outdoor braai area, a mountain water splash pool for the warmer, summer days and beautiful views.

Eagle Cottage:
Eagle Cottage has a bedroom with a double bed and a smaller children’s bedroom with two single bunk beds. The kitchen and living area are open plan with a fire place and doors leading to a covered verandah. There is a built in fire place outside, a mountain water splash pool on the verandah and low stone walls enclosing a natural garden.

The Blue Butterfly:
The Blue Butterfly is a beautifully restored barn with facilities on the ground floor including a large lounge / studio / workshop area with a big fire place connected via a large covered veranda to the self catering facilities in the form of the thatched, fully equipped, farm-style kitchen that can seat your whole party. The large covered veranda / stoep opens onto a huge enclosed garden with trees, big lawns, pergola and fishpond and where there is a large fire pit and BBQ / braai. This area looks out onto a large camp with horses and zebra and borders the reserve as as the primary game conservation area.

The Blue Butterfly has a total of 7 bedrooms with a total of 18 single beds. The configuration is as follows: There are two en suite loft bedrooms upstairs that have separate entrances; each room with its own bathroom / shower and 4 single beds. There are two garden rooms each with their own separate entrance, a little sitting room, 2 single beds and a bathroom / shower en suite and finally, there are three davels (cabins) which each have 2 single beds and a bathroom / shower en-suite.


We offer stay - over conference packages for small to medium size groups.
• Accommodation
• Full use of all facilities including workshop / studio space, large fully equipped kitchen and beautiful gardens opening into the Nature Reserve with it's trails and wild life
• Meals either on a self-catering or catered basis; your choice
• Wireless internet


We offer stay - over wedding packages for small to medium size groups.
• Accommodation for up to 30 persons
• Guests up to 100 persons
• Gardens, Nature Reserve or Labyrinth for out-door ceremony options
• Fabulous setting beneath the Winterhoek Mountains with views down the entire Tulbagh Valley


Walk the nature trails: There are several marked walking trails which meander through the fynbos, rhenosterveld and wetland areas of the reserve. The trails vary from 15 minutes to two hours.

Swim in the dam: There is a large dam for swimming which is within walking distance of all units. The dam is surrounded by lush brush and trees and an abundance of bird life.

Fishing: There is a second dam inside the conservancy which is stocked with wide mouth Bass and Tilapia.

Go mountain biking: There are many different trails and tracks for mountain bikers and these are maintained and managed by the Tulbagh Mountain Bike Club. Please enquire for more information.

Explore the labyrinth: This unique labyrinth is beautifully integrated into its environment, a forest of blue gum trees, and is a wonderful space to feel a sense of connection with nature.

View the wild life: A large variety of fauna inhabit the reserve; from pole cats, caracal and cape fox to numerous buck species and the additional 15 hectare conservancy on Welbedacht is home to herds of springbok, bontebok and zebra and forms part of a program for re-introduction of game.

Go birding: Between tall, leafy trees that provide shelter, to the fynbos with its vast variety of plant life and the savannah wetland grasses that provide an abundant food source for dozens of species of raptors and hundreds of other species, Welbedacht is a veritable haven for birds and bird watchers alike.

Go horse riding: Just five minutes drive from Welbedacht, on one of our neighbouring farms, horse riding is available. Explore orchards, vineyards and mountain trails and take in the beautiful mountain views. All levels of riders are welcome. Booking details will be referred.

Take in the historic town of Tulbagh: 10 minutes drive from Welbedacht is the historic town of Tulbagh. Take a stroll down Church Street which boasts a wealth of Cape Dutch Architecture, several restaurants and stores, a museum and monuments. Olive groves, vineyards and orchards can be found in the surrounding areas, making Tulbagh a delight for fruit and wine lovers.

Just rest & relax: Here, away from the hustle and bustle of living, you may just find that all you long for is a book and a quiet, shady spot. You may wish to find a peaceful nook, let go of all distractions and immerse yourself in the immense beauty of the surrounding nature.

More / Rooms & Rates / Reviews / Map & Directions / Booking Enquiry

Find out more about Tulbagh or view things to do in Cape Winelands. Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay by leaving a review.


In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

Tonight From
per unit, per night

Contact: John

Tel: +27 (0)83 952-5448

Physical Address:
Welbedacht Nature Reserve, Tulbagh, 6820, Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.210094444444444
Longitude: 19.134974999666667

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 122km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h30

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
March 2007 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Our stay was memorable. John is a friendly host. The stone cottage was what we wanted. We are nature lovers and the surroundings of fynbos was so...

Edwina Smith Keynel, Cape Town

SA-Venues.com Travellers' Rating


From 2 Reviews. Read all reviews

Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

Credit cards are not accepted at the establishment. EFT payments only, at this time.

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap