Kloofzicht Estate is the accommodation choice for riders and spectators of the Cape Epic, and MTN Mountain Bike Challenges as well as the Berg River Canoe Marathon.
There are two dams on the farm just a few paces away from the accommodation that are excellent for bass fishing. The dam with the islands, is safe for swimming or for having fun with the kids in the rowing boat. Stroll down beyond the dams alongside the vineyards to the river winding through the farm and you will notice that the willow trees around the dams have created a birdwatcher’s paradise!
There is an inviting 14m swimming pool next to The Farmhouse which may be enjoyed by all guests staying at Kloofzicht Estate. All linen and bath towels are supplied, but please bring extra towels for swimming.
We have three-and-a-half large dogs that may pop over to say hello, so if you are allergic to, or afraid of dogs, then this is not the place for you.
Kloofzicht Estate is a relaxed base from which to explore historical Tulbagh. Situated as it is in the bowl of so many mountains, Tulbagh is an ideal outdoorsy retreat, offering horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, bass and carp fishing, birding and 4×4 routes, besides wine, that is.
The town itself is bursting with gems and has the highest concentration of national monuments in South Africa. Since the “historic” earthquake of 1969, which damaged many of the old Cape Dutch and Victorian style buildings, restoration has resulted in a quaint village atmosphere drawing adventurous weekender’s.
Turn off the main street, (which looks like that of any other Boland town) and seek out Church Street, where a plethora of B&B’s, restaurants and museums line the old street with its original irrigation sluice.
Our “Things I Love” deli, bakery and restaurant has moved to the picturesque Tulbagh Village and offers a substantial breakfast, delightful light lunch and early supper menu and a witch’s house full of wicked and decadent treats for the sweet tooth. The cellar stocks a wide range of fabulous local wines. And is open 7 days a week.
The charming historical town of Tulbagh is in the winelands of the Boland in the Western Cape. Part of the Witzenberg municipal region, immediate neighbouring towns are Gouda, Wolseley, Ceres and Prince Alfred’s Hamlet. Towns such as Wellington, Malmesbury, Paarl, Franschhoek, Riebeek Kasteel, Piketberg, Porterville, Rawsonville, Worcester and Stellenbosch are within three quarters of an hour’s drive from the valley and Cape Town is only 120km distant.
The valley was first discovered by European settlers in 1658 and land grants were made to 14 farming families in 1700. The town itself was developed in 1743 when the museum church was built. Post the 1969 earthquake every historic home in Church Street was painstakingly restored to its original glory. These 32 buildings now constitute the largest concentration of National Monuments in a single street in South Africa.
The town is situated at the northern end of the beautiful Tulbagh valley, which is almost completely surrounded by majestic mountain ranges – the Obiqua Mountains to the west, the towering Winterhoek on the northern end and the Witzenberg on the eastern side. The Great Winterhoek Mountains tower 2077m above sea level and are picturesquely snow-capped in winter.
- Things I Love restaurant and gift shop
- Rijks is one of our best wines in the Tulbagh valley– www.rijks.co.za
- Manleys – weddings and conferences – www.manleywinelodge.co.za
- Morgansvlie – also weddings, conference centre and chapel – www.morgensvlei.com
- TJ – fabulous champagne and great cellar tourswww.houseofkrone.co.za
- Schalkenbosch – conservancy and golfing estate development – www.schalkenbosch.co.za/
- Tulbagh Horse Trail – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Antoinette on 082 691 0020
- Horse About –email@example.com -082 884 9881
- Olive Rock – firstname.lastname@example.org – 072 073 3702 or 083 461 2668
- Drostdy Hof – drostdyhof.com – 023 230 0203