Welbedacht Nature Reserve B&B or Self Catering in Tulbagh
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  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests32
  • Rooms/Units5
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights
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Welbedacht Nature Reserve is a property providing self catering in Tulbagh for tourists visiting the Cape Winelands region.

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.


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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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 (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

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

Food & Drink

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

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Orchard Cottage

Fully equipped, self-catering cottage, sleeps 6 in two en-suite double bedrooms and two singles in the living area. Indoor fireplace, outside braai (BBQ), a shady porch with mountain water splash pool and views into the Tulbagh valley and mountains.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Eagle Cottage

Fully equipped, secluded, self-catering cottage surrounded by low stone walls, big trees and nature reserve. Sleeps 4 in one double bedroom and a smaller bunk bedroom. Fireplace, braai (BBQ), shady porch, mountain water splash pool and valley views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Stone Cottages

Fully equipped, self-catering cottages surrounded by fynbos, big trees and nature reserve. Sleeps 2 in one double bedroom. Fireplace, braai (BBQ), shady porch, mountain water splash pool and views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Pine Cottage

Fully equipped, self-catering cottages surrounded by fynbos, big trees and nature reserve. Sleeps 2 in one double bedroom. Fireplace, braai (BBQ), shady porch, mountain water splash pool and views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

The Blue Butterfly

Beautifully restored, thatched barn with valley views from every window. Studio / living space, farm style kitchen, 7 en-suite rooms, sleeps 10 persons (plus 10 extra on request), lush gardens surrounded by low stone walls and nature reserve.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewgood

Peaceful tranquil and beautiful setting. Only negative was the mastresses in Eagle Cottage so uncomfortable.

November 2018

Craig MATTERSON (Cape town)

Verified reviewvery good

Really enjoyed our stay at Welbedacht Nature Reserve; the cottage was very comfortable and clean. Great to wake up to all the birds singing and going to sleep listening to the Fiery Necked Nightjars in the distance; such a quiet and peaceful setting.

May 2018

Brandon Pretorius (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Response timeWelbedacht Nature Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 122km

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2007

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