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About Raptor Rise

Raptor Rise is a working olive farm, cattle farm and retirement home for horses with several well-appointed accommodation options for discerning visitors. Located in Tulbagh’s incredible ‘Valley of Abundance’, only 120km from Cape Town and in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands, its beauty defies description. Your hosts, Jeremy Mackintosh and Robyn Hamman, have gone to great lengths to provide you with a blend of comfort and privacy, whilst ensuring that each suite has unique views of the magnificent setting, quality finishes, crisp white linen and so many special touches to delight the heart and extend a warm welcome.

Our lovely farm offers a bouquet of mini and proper self-catering accommodation options – suitable for small, intimate getaways and also larger gatherings and celebrations of up to 30 people. You can combine the privacy of your own en suite room with the catering facilities in the Feedroom, The Barn or the Foundry. Tulbagh is a renowned wedding town. Whether it is an Anniversary or any other important celebration this special location and our relaxed approach can make your occasion both special and memorable – what better than for a family than to spend this happy time together? Conferencing facilities for are also available.

Tulbagh is often the home to the Cape Epic and from the farm there are well mapped and marked MTB trails suitable for both beginners and for the most competent.
The valley has a selection of hiking trails too so whether you are here to lounge by the poolside or head out and explore there is lots to do.

Raptor Rise is named for the birds of prey that ride the thermal currents created by the combination of valley and mountains in the area. Some of our rooms are named after the smaller birds that abound in this valley. Whatever your interest Tulbagh surely has something for you?

Guests may walk, run or cycle on the farm and some of the neighbouring properties too. (Please check with Reception).

Conference Venues: Raptor Rise can offer conference packages from small groups up to 24 delegates

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

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

Important Information

Pets are allowed subject to prior arrangement with management.

Availability and pricing

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  • The Stables The Stables Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Three rooms offering the most peaceful views of the rolling paddocks with grazing horses and sheep. All rooms have king... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • The Cottage The Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Our recently renovated cottage is our most secluded and private accommodation. Tucked away at the bottom of the farm... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
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          • Farriers corner Farriers corner Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This is the largest of the paddock rooms with views of the grazing farm animals. The room has a queen size bed, kitchene... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • The Foundry The Foundry Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Two king/twin bedrooms, both en suite, with an additional sleeper couch in the lounge. A full kitchen and open plan loun... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                  • Francolin Francolin Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering These rooms are slightly larger than the paddock view rooms overlooking the vineyards of the neighbouring farm. All room... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                      • Plover Plover Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering These rooms are slightly larger than the paddock view rooms overlooking the vineyards of the neighbouring farm. All room... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                          • Lark Lark Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering These rooms are slightly larger than the paddock view rooms overlooking the vineyards of the neighbouring farm. All room... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                              • Sunbird Penthouse Sunbird Penthouse Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The Sunbird penthouse is a large, spacious, elevated room. Enjoy the magnificent views from your balcony overlooking... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                  • The Barn The Barn Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Our recently renovated barn is a private home away from home. Enjoy all the amenities and more then what you would have... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                      Reviews for Raptor Rise

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                                      Elmarie Erasmus
                                      25 July 2021

                                      We had some car issues and was assisted fully

                                      Kate Liebetrau
                                      11 October 2020

                                      No tv in room sadly, beautiful location, gorgeous views, peaceful and serene. Bed was awfully uncomfortable Lovely welcoming owners, beautiful decor

                                      Petrus Keeve
                                      04 August 2019

                                      Overall great experience. Check in time was a bit late.

                                      Bev Scott-Brown
                                      22 October 2018

                                      Wow! What a gorgeous location. We stayed at the cottage so had the whole place to ourselves, with the gorgeous patio and pool area looking onto the mountain range. The house is nicely presented, especially the bedrooms and bathrooms. It had everything we needed. In terms of improvements, I would suggest 2 x 2 seater couches for the lounge (the current ones look a bit worn) and a blind for the stable door for the loft upstairs. Would highly recommend this venue for a weekend away.

                                      Rosemary Brunette
                                      30 September 2018

                                      Lovely setting, great view, excellent accommodation and friendly host all made for a wonderful stay. Thank you

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                                      Raptor Rise is 5.9km from the centre of Tulbagh , the nearest airport 97.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling