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Waverley Hills Wines, Tulbagh

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The Farm

Waverley Hills is best known for producing organic wines with a unique style, extremely smooth with soft ripe tannins and robust fynbos characteristic. We also produce olives in brine, dried olives and a small amount of olive oil.

The Estate is situated between Tulbagh and Ceres, close to Wolseley, South Africa, at the foothills of the breathtaking Witzenberg Mountain Range. The fertile, yellow clay terrain is impregnated with river stones, resulting in well-drained soils with excellent water holding capacity. All the vineyards are irrigated with pure spring water and are located on a natural watershed area. The area is renowned for its diverse fynbos (indigenous flora), giving our wines a unique herbaceous characteristic.

Sustainability

We fertilise with composts and manures. We use cover crops, such as vetch and legumes, for soil improvement and as host plants for beneficial insects. We also allow some indigenous vegetation to grow in close proximity to the vines. These areas provide food and a natural habitat for the indigenous fauna to flourish, adding a healthy diversity to our vineyard’s eco-system.

Organic Farming

The phrase ‘organic vineyard’ conjures up a harmonious picture of green, trellised vines; their leaves combed by beneficial insects hunting for pests, the skies patrolled by hawks and owls looking for tasty rodents; field workers safe from toxic chemicals, and wines pure and delicious - and this is what we aspire to achieve.

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Cape Dutch Quarters, Tulbagh

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CAPE DUTCH QUARTERS WELCOME YOU

Unique accommodation in the heart of historic Tulbagh.

So much more than just a hotel, Cape Dutch Quarters is a local landmark with a distinct focus on relaxed country life, welcome service and genuine Tulbagh hospitality.

Located between the restaurants, museums and gardens of the old village, most places of interest are located within a few minutes’ walk from your accommodation. The top Tulbagh wine farms are only a 5-minute drive away.’

The beautiful, romantic, convenient and friendly place to stay in Tulbagh.

We look forward to welcoming you…

HISTORIC TULBAGH WALKING TOUR

Join our local historian and heritage activist, Jayson Clark for a 90 minutes tour of historic Church street and explore some of the interiors of many of Tulbagh's heritage buildings and 19th century streetscape.

The story tells the history of Tulbagh as an outpost of the Cape Colony, through the age of pioneers and colonists as well as the development of the Cape vernacular architectural style. Special attention is given to the earthquake and subsequent restoration of the 32 National Monuments.

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Mimosa Lodge, Montagu, Route 62

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Situated in Montagu, the heart of Route 62, and just two hours from Cape Town, Mimosa Lodge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore.

The Lodge is a delightful retreat with an enviable reputation for personal attention, hospitality and care. Unwind from your day’s activities in the oasis-like garden, enjoy a refreshing swim or relax in one of the stylish Art Deco lounges.

Mimosa Multiple Award Winning Restaurant is renowned for its superb cuisine, run by owner-chef Bernhard Hess, the emphasis is on local, fresh and seasonal produce.

Mimosa Lodge received the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award for 2008-2012 as well as their Blazon from the Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs, The AA Travel Fabulous Food Award, voted Top 15 in the Eat Out’s People’s Choice Awards.

Beautifully appointed en-suite rooms open up onto a rambling garden with a myriad of facilities including a sparkling swimming pool and deck, Bernhard’s herb and vegetable garden and boules pitch.

Mimosa Fine Boutique Wines are handcrafted by award winning Swiss chef, Bernhard Hess and boutique winemaker, Lourens van der Westhuizen. The wines feature a complexity that meets balance to create elegance in a bottle. Mimosa Wines are also reaping awards, with 4 Stars in the John Platter for both the Chardonnay 2009 & Shiraz 2008. The Mimosa Wines comprises of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and a heady Shiraz.

Seduction for the tongue. Sunshine for the soul. This makes for a great combination of excellence and surprise.
Explore the Robertson Valley for a more intimate wine route experience or visit neighbouring towns and villages such as Robertson, Bonnievale, McGregor, Ashton, Barrydale and Swellendam. Alternatively, enjoy local sites such as relaxing at the hot springs, lumbering along the numerous nature trails, or meet the locals at our Saturday Farmer's Market and for the more adventurous there is rock climbing, mountain biking, quad biking or 4x4 routes.

With sweeping views of the majestic mountains, blue skies, excellent conference facilities, idyllic Wedding venue and innumerable culinary delights, Mimosa Lodge is an ideal spot to refresh, revive and rejuvenate.

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Wittedrift Manor House, Tulbagh

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A warm welcome awaits you at Wittedrift Manor House.

A warm welcome awaits you at Wittedrift Manor House. Step back in time and walk into this impressive Cape Dutch home in the centre of Tulbagh. Just a short stroll from the historic Church Street, restaurants, museums and shops – a short drive to award winning wine estate, hiking and mountain biking trails and outdoor activities.

The Manor retains its grandeur by flaunting antique furniture, fine art collections and huge spacious rooms. Relax in a unique shady walled gardening setting, private front and back verandas, lounge next to a crystal clear swimming pool, or find a sunny corner to read a book.

The enclosed garden provides a secure and safe off street parking, Teddy and Tango our resident dogs will be there to greet you and look after you while staying with us.
Wittedrift Manor House is a fully equipped self-catering manor house and comfortably accommodates up to 12 in three spacious suites.

All the rooms are tastefully decorated in country colonial style. We are in the process of completing two more garden cottages to our room mix, which will be done by July 2017 and we would be able to accommodate 20 persons from then.

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