Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve

19 Guest Reviews
19 Customer Reviews
  • Orchard Cottage
  • View to Orchard Cottage
  • Stone and Pine Cottage bedroom
  • Stone and Pine Cottage kitchenette
  • Eagle Cottage
  • Orchard Cottage double bedroom
  • Orchard Cottage open-plan lounge
  • Orchard Cottage kitchen
  • The Blue Butterfly
  • The Blue Butterfly loft room
  • The Blue Butterfly kitchen
  • View to the Winterhoek Mountains
  • Description
  • Facilities
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.

Guests can also enjoy nurturing hands-on massage treatments and a therapist can be arranged either at the centre or at your cottage. You can choose to have your massage in the garden, under the trees or in the privacy of your room. Booking details will be referred.

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.
  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 19
  • Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans

19 Reviews on Welbedacht Accommodation & Nature Reserve

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.

25 May 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!

08 April 2014

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.

25 November 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.

09 September 2013

We stayed at Welbedacht for a weekend getaway and it was absolutely lovely. The cottage was very neat and clean. The kitchen is well equipped. The area was beautiful and very peaceful. I would definitely recommend it and would return again.

03 September 2013
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Room information

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds
Other Fireplace
Views Dam

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.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Double beds
Other Fireplace

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.

Features available

Beds Double beds, Bunk beds
Other Fireplace
Views Dam

The Blue Butterfly x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Our Retreat Centre offers cosy, loft accommodation for singles, couples or larger groups and families. One loft room has a double bed, a single bed and an en-suite bathroom. The second loft room has four single beds and an en-suite bathroom. There is a large studio area downstairs and a big farm-style kitchen overlooking the gardens. This space is suitable for one-night getaways, family gatherings, workshops and retreat groups, special occasions or just a peaceful weekend away. There are many quiet sitting spots, a large garden enclosed by stone walls and beautiful valley and mountain views.

Features available

Beds Double beds, Single beds
Views Garden, Mountain

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