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About De Oude Herberg Guest House

Tulbagh is situated in a beautiful secluded valley surrounded by the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Saronsberg mountains. The Tulbagh Valley is at the western end of the famous Route 62, which meanders through the wineland areas of the Western Cape and Karoo.

De Oude Herberg Guest House is situated in Church Street and has been providing bed and breakfast accommodation since 1885. Translated from Afrikaans as 'The Old Inn', De Oude Herberg Guest House has, over the years, won several awards and accolades. These include winning the prestigious AA Travel Accommodation Award in the Heritage Accommodation category, two years in succession.

In 1969 an earthquake resulted in the collapse of all the historic buildings in Church Street. These buildings were rebuilt in the Cape Dutch style, creating 32 national monuments, all in one street; Tulbagh became famous ‘overnight’.

Tulbagh is a place to come to and enjoy the beautiful countryside and magnificent scenery; to take gentle walks, hike up the mountains, horse ride through the valley and take trips to vineyards, fruit and olive farms. Visitors are welcome at most farms to taste their produce and purchase their products.

In the town there are museums, gift and antique shops, art galleries and various restaurants to suit all tastes. In the immediate vicinity, we have at least 16 wine cellars and estates; they include well-known farms such as Twee Jonge Gezellen, Saronsberg, Lemberg, Rijk's and Waverley Hills.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for De Oude Herberg Guest House

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Valerie Heyman, South Africa
12 August 2015

We really enjoyed our stay very much. The room was comfortable, neat and everything we could ask for, even real coffee with plunger. Bedding and towels were clean and neat. Breakfast was hearty and good. We would visit this establishment again without a doubt.

Gert-Daniel Scholtz, South Africa
26 May 2015

Baie lekker gebly, vriendelike diens en die oulikste mense. Baie dankie vir die naweek.

Julie Emerton, South Africa
23 March 2015

Very nice, would definitely recommend. Nice rooms, friendly staff, good service, lovely outdoor areas.

Bernard Galivel, South Africa
19 February 2015

Good place to stay in Tulbach. Well located, and good value.  A bit of warmest from the owner will make it even better.

David Whitcomb, South Africa
26 December 2013


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De Oude Herberg Guest House is 0.1km from the centre of Tulbagh , the nearest airport 96.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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