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About Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve

Just over an hour's drive from Cape Town, in the Tulbagh Valley, Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve offers an idyllic country retreat.

Tucked away amongst trees, fynbos and wild flowers are 6 well appointed self catering cottages and a beautiful, thatched barn for group bookings, retreats and family gatherings. Secluded for peace and privacy, all units have shady verandas, private mountain water plunge pools, braai (BBQ) areas and log fire places.

Enjoy game viewing, nature trails, bird watching, swimming in the dam, exploring the labyrinth or a visit from our free roaming horses. There are mountain biking trails that begin and cross through Welbedacht and beyond, horse riding trails close by and the historic town of Tulbagh with its grand architecture and a range of restaurants and vineyards to visit.

With its spectacular valley views, majestic surrounding mountains, wild and beautiful landscapes to explore and tranquil spaces for roaming or resting, a visit to Welbedacht is bound to be a memorable experience!

Safari: Game viewing with light, moderate and more challenging walks through 150 Hectares of natural land which borders onto the Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Reserve. See zebra, wildebeest and springbok and catch a glimpse of our free-roaming horses!

Wedding Venues: We have hosted small (40 - 100 pax) weddings with vows exchanged under the oak trees, within the Labyrinth surrounded by natural forest or in the gazebo in The Blue Butterfly gardens. Check with us for more details.

Conference Venues: Suitable for small conferences of between 10 - 25 persons. Catering available on request. Access to the Nature Reserve and the walking trails, mountain bike trails and swim dam.

Family friendly: Favourite location for family gatherings! Braai (BBQ) spaces, walking, biking trails and a swim dam. Kids bring bicycles, pets allowed on request & fire wood is provided!

Romantic: Popular for small eco-friendly weddings and as a destination for a honeymoon or an anniversary celebration.

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 32 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Weekends: minimum 2 night booking.
Holidays & long weekends: minimum 3 night booking.

Availability and pricing

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  • Orchard Cottage Orchard Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Fully equipped, self-catering cottage, sleeps 6 in two en-suite double bedrooms and two singles in the living area.Indoo... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Swimming pool views
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      • Gum Tree Cottage Gum Tree Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Fully equipped, self-catering cottage, sleeps 6 in two en-suite double bedrooms and two singles in the living area.Indoo... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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          • Eagle Cottage Eagle Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Fully equipped, secluded, self-catering cottage surrounded by low stone walls, big trees and nature reserve.Sleeps 4 in... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Swimming pool views
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              • Pine Cottage Pine Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Fully equipped, self-catering cottages surrounded by fynbos, big trees and nature reserve. Sleeps 2 in one double bedroo... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Swimming pool views
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                  • Tortoise Cottage Tortoise Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Fully equipped, self-catering cottage surrounded by fynbos, big trees and nature reserve. Sleeps 2 in one double bedroom... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                      • The Blue Butterfly The Blue Butterfly Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Beautifully restored, thatched barn with valley views from every window. Studio / living space, farm style kitchen, 7... see more Features:  En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                        • Adults
                          • Stone Cottage Stone Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Fully equipped, self-catering cottages surrounded by fynbos, big trees and nature reserve. Sleeps 2 in one double bedroo... see more Features:  Double beds, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms see more Double beds, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
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                              Reviews for Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve

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                              Rhonda Meavers
                              16 December 2019

                              I loved the cleanliness of the place and coziness.My husband just loved the abundance of wood. As he loves braaing and just relaxing around the fire.Would definitely go again.

                              Raynette Topley
                              29 October 2019

                              Loved everything about the reserve. Great place for a break from technology - our doggie absolutely loved being able to walk around without the leash. The fireplace in the cottage was amazing and the generous amount of wood added to our warm stay. Will definitely be back

                              Micheál Browne
                              19 August 2019

                              Perfect peaceful getaway.

                              Dianne Parkin
                              01 April 2019

                              The accommodation is on a game and nature reserve which has stunning views and wild animal life and for us was a chance to get closer to nature. The Cottage is well designed and laid out, nicely furnished, and very relaxing, we had a super 2 day stay, enjoyed a hike but, also enjoyed and appreciated the calm and tranquillity

                              Sharon Hall
                              16 February 2019

                              A haven for wild birds and relaxing days , pleased we read the information folder so we weren’t freaked out by the horses galloping through the woods in the moonlight and drinking from the plunge pool at day break

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                              Welbedacht Game & 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