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About Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve

Just over an hour's 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.

The amply equipped, self-catering cottages are tucked away between fynbos and orchards and offer complete privacy in this peaceful setting.

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 2 hours. We have private splash pools and there is also 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. A second dam inside the conservancy is stocked with wide mouth bass and tilapia.

Mountain bikers can enjoy various tracks and trails and these are maintained and managed by the newly established Tulbagh Mountain Bike Club. Trails on Welbedacht are free to use for our mountain biking guests. Additional outside trails are available for which a permit can be obtained from the Tulbagh Mountain Bike Club.

From the 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 birdwatchers alike.

Just five minutes' drive from Welbedacht, on one of the 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.

Ten 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.

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.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Pet Policy

1. Pets are allowed at the discretion of the owners and management of Welbedacht;
2. Maximum qty of pets may not exceed 1 medium or 2 small sized per cottage;
3. Pets are not allowed to roam and must be under direct supervision at all times;
4. Aggressive and / or barking dogs will not be tolerated;
5. When...
Pet Policy

1. Pets are allowed at the discretion of the owners and management of Welbedacht;
2. Maximum qty of pets may not exceed 1 medium or 2 small sized per cottage;
3. Pets are not allowed to roam and must be under direct supervision at all times;
4. Aggressive and / or barking dogs will not be tolerated;
5. When guests go for walks a leash must be kept at hand and when other guests are in the vicinity, dogs must be kept on a leash;
6. Guests must be considerate to our fauna - dogs that roam during walks will disturb wildlife.
7. Pet-owners are requested to clean-up behind their pets and check the area around the cottage to ensure no mess is left behind;
8. Pets are not allowed on the beds or beddings; replacement of hairy or pet-soiled bedding may be charged to guests.
9. Guests are fully responsible for their pets and their pets' behaviour and actions. Non-compliance with these rules or if the pets become a nuisance (i.e. roaming / barking) will result in management asking guests to leave the Reserve - without the option of reimbursement.
10. Pets are not allowed in or around:
a. The Blue Butterfly Retreat or Homestead / Office areas.
b. The Game camp.

Payment of rental indemnifies the Blue Butterfly Trust, dba Welbedacht Nature Reserve, its management, trustees, representatives or employees of any liability for injury, losses and damages incurred by the guest(s) and his / her company occupying , visiting or entering Welbedacht.
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Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve Rooms

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Orchard Cottage>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
Orchard Cottage has two bedrooms, each with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. The large open-plan living area has a fireplace and a kitchen, dining and sitting area and two single pull-out beds. Double doors open onto a shady veranda and a neat garden enclosed by low stone walls and offering a view of the entire Tulbagh Valley.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Double beds
 
Orchard Cottage
Sleeps 6 Price:
  • R1,580
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Stone Cottage>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
Stone Cottage offers an open-plan bedroom with a double bed, a lounge and kitchen area and doors opening onto a covered veranda. There is a fireplace for cold winter nights, an outdoor braai area and a mountain water splash pool for the warmer, summer days and beautiful views.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Double beds Other Fireplace
 
Stone Cottage
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R1,000
  • R1,000
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Pine Cottage>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
This cosy, stone cottage offers an open-plan bedroom with a double bed, a lounge and kitchen area and doors opening onto a covered veranda. There is an indoor fireplace, an outdoor braai area and a private mountain water splash pool with views over the dam.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite Beds Double beds Other Fireplace Views Dam
 
Pine Cottage
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R1,000
  • R1,000
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Eagle Cottage>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
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 fireplace and doors leading onto a covered veranda. There is a built-in fireplace outside, a mountain water splash pool on the veranda and low stone walls enclosing a natural garden.
Beds Double beds, Bunk beds Other Fireplace Views Dam
 
Eagle Cottage
Sleeps 4 Price:
  • R1,260
  • R1,260
  • R1,260
  • R1,260
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The Blue Butterfly>X 7
Includes: Self Catering
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 seven 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 with shower and four single beds. There are two garden rooms each with their own separate entrance, a little sitting room, two single beds and a bathroom with shower en suite and finally, there are three davels cabins which each have two single beds and a bathroom with shower en suite.
Beds Double beds, Single beds Views Garden, Mountain
 
The Blue Butterfly
Sleeps 18 Price:
  • R390
  • R390
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Reviews for Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve

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Letticia de Nysschen, South Africa
20 October 2014

The setting is magnificent and you can truly rest and relax there. Beautiful little cottages! We had a wonderful time.

Helen White, South Africa
25 May 2014

What a wonderful place. We only wish that we had more time to enjoy the peace and tranquility. The view from the stoep was spectacular and the birdlife was very entertaining as they visited the 'dunking pool' constantly for a quick bath!! Walking the labyrinth was a very special experience. We hope to return one day.

Gail Rauch, South Africa
08 April 2014

My husband and I had a fantastic break in wonderfully peaceful surroundings. The sound of the birds and the walks amongst nature is so relaxing for the soul; the night sky filled with stars and beautiful mountains brings peace and harmony... we have been before and will be back again... highly recommended!

James Shaw, South Africa
25 November 2013

We had a fantastic stay at Eagle Cottage. The place was fully stocked with everything you need and the area was so peaceful. It was very hard to leave.

Theo Baas, South Africa
09 September 2013

The Stone Cottage is a cute little abode suitable for two with all necessary essentials and some for self catering, clean, hot water in a superb quiet setting against the mountains overlooking the Tulbagh valley. Recommended.

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Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve Map

Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve is 8.7km from the centre of Tulbagh , the nearest airport 103.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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