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About Raptor Rise

Raptor Rise is a working olive and cattle farm with several well-appointed accommodation options for discerning visitors. Located in Tulbagh’s incredible ‘Valley of Abundance’, only 90km from Cape Town and in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands, its beauty defies description. Your hosts, Bill and Averil Slater, 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 delight the heart and extend a warm welcome. This lovely farm offers a bouquet of self-catering accommodation options – suitable for small, intimate getaways and also large gatherings of up to 32 people. Among other delights, Tulbagh is wedding town – what better than for a family than to spend this happy time together? Conferencing facilities for up to 24 people are also available.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. Sitting quietly on your veranda, you too may observe the Jackal Buzzards circling or hear the clarion call of the majestic Fish Eagle summoning the soul to serenity. Guests may walk, run or cycle anywhere on the 37 ha farm, and you may also purchase its lovingly created produce.FARMSTEAD SUITES (No’s 1-5) Below the main farm house a large shed and disused stables have been completely rebuilt to house a 2-bedroomed apartment, 4 en-suite double rooms, reception office, conference venue, gym room and laundry.SOUTH WING SUITES (No’s 6 -9)The recently renovated main home on the farm can accommodate an additional 8 - 12 people in 4 self-contained self-catering suites in its south wing. These have been designed to be accessed from the exterior, giving each its own entrance off a private patio with unique views down the valley. All the rooms have all been delightfully decorated, using revamped period (ball & claw/Queen Anne-style) furniture, and feature compact kitchenettes as well as braai facilities. Units 7 and 8 can either be totally private or, for your convenience, linked to form a family unit. Please note:• The kitchenettes in suites 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 are suitable for light catering only. • Units 1 - 9 are all air-conditioned and also have access to the communal swimming pool in front of the conference room. • All suites are equipped with Weber braai facilities, but the use of charcoal is mandatory and (due to serious fire hazard during the summer months) extreme caution must be exercised.

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

  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews

Facilities

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Pets are allowed subject to prior arrangement with management.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Air-conditioned, self-catering en-suite king/twin rooms, carefully designed to ensure optimum comfort in a compact space... 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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      • 8 Sleeper Cottage 8 Sleeper Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering 2 En-suite double rooms and a loft area with 4 single beds shower/toilet. Equipped kitchen, lounge/dining room with log... 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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          • 2 Sleeper Flat 2 Sleeper Flat Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The last ex-stable in the row was also the feed room and thus had a bit more 'elbow room', enabling conversion into a... 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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              • Family unit Family unit 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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                  • Queen suite Queen suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering en-suite(shower) open plan suite with queen bed and double sleeper couch, , kitchenette, air-conditioning, tv, covered... 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, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                      • King suite King suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering en-suite (shower/bath) open plan suite with twin/kind bed, kitchenette, air-conditioning, tv, covered patio with small... 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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                          • Junior suite Junior suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering en-suite (shower) open plan suite with twin/king bed, covered patio with braai, kitchenette, air-conditioning, tv, commu... 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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                              • Penthouse suite Penthouse suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering en-suite (shower) open plan suite with twin/king bed, double sleeper couch, large covered patio with weber braai, fully... 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, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                  Reviews for Raptor Rise

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                                  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

                                  Rehana Desai Roach
                                  24 April 2018

                                  Better cooking facility in the room

                                  Nicole Lewis
                                  02 January 2018

                                  My husband and I stayed in the 2 sleeper flat and it was perfect. The unit is well equipped and was short of nothing.It's quiet, peaceful and the views are stunning. Management was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. They even assisted us with a map of activities in the area as well as all the opening closing times, as we stayed from the 30th Dec to 2nd Jan. If you are looking for accommodation in the Tulbagh area, you should definitely consider Raptor Rise.

                                  Alan Foden, South Africa
                                  16 August 2016

                                  Comfortable and well equipped rooms. Good reception and introduction to the rooms. Kitchen area very small but restaurants are 5km away in town. Good place for exploring the Tulbach valley.

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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