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“Overwhelming!”
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Villa Tarentaal
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Overwhelming!”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

During our roadtrip through South Africa we stayed for two nights at this lovely guesthouse. The cottages are unique, very cosy and well equipped. Graham and Brandi know what good service is and do their utmost best to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Tulbagh is a nice place, with the beautiful Church street (32 monumental buildings!) For those who are interested in wines: check out Rijk's cellars and Saronsberg! Drostdy-hof museum (a former court and jail) is also worth visiting.

Room Tip: Cottage "The blue crane" is great!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

A wonderful stay. The accommodation was immaculate and the setting was very tranquil. Full DSTV bouquet available, which is rare to find. A beautiful breakfast is served in your very own private seating area, with full brai facilities. Nice size swimming pool,decks and large grounds for strolls.Definitely one to note for future visits to Tulbagh or surrounding areas. Five stars and excellent value.

Room Tip: Stayed in Egyptian Goose Cottage which had its own lounge area spearate ot the main bedroom, which w...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We needed a weekend break from the big city and basically did a random "finger-poke" on the map. We landed, serendipitously, on Villa Tarentaal in Tulbach. Meeting our host, Graham, was like meeting an old friend whom you hadn't seen in years. Friendly and professional with a great sense of humour, he made our stay a real pleasure...He also makes the meanest french toast in the world!! All in all it was a very enjoyable and relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. The cottages are stylish, clean, spacious and have all the creature comforts you can possibly want on such a getaway. We will definitely visit the Villa again.

Room Tip: Any cottage will do - They are all nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We had two nights at Villa Tarentaal. The place is beautiful, the staff friendly. Graham is a perfect host and we felt very welcome. The breakfast was special and we really appreciate the personal service.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Graham and the two dogs. Graham helped us with our baggage and led us to our cottage (Fish Eagle). The cottage was very well presented and had clean, crisp linen on the King size bed, fresh flowers in a vase, a fireplace with ready-to-light wood - immediately we could feel the attention to 'these' details that make your stay at a place very special and unforgettable. Also brochures on 'what to do and to see in Tulbagh' had been available in the room. Breakfast was fantastic and delicious. And it is served on your own private verandah! One can choose between several options. During our 2 night stay we opted (together...) for 4 different offers. All were freshly prepared and very well presented. A short while before your individually pre-arranged breakfast time one of the employees comes to your room and prepares tea and coffee to your liking. On the first evening there was a problem with WiFi access in the cottage, but Graham sorted this out very swiftly. Unfortunately, as our own business kept us on our toes, we have not been able to see much of the property. But we still would highly recommend to stay at Villa Tarentaal once in Tulbagh. Thanks for the great stay, Graham!!!!!

Room Tip: Fish Eagle Cottage is ideal for travellers looking for privacy. And the concrete braai (BBQ) outside...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

We had a great time at the Villa after looking for a place last minute. Very fortunate to get in as it is usually booked out. The owners are very friendly and manage to respect privacy while going out of their way to make your stay extra special. Can thoroughly recommend the omelette for breakfast and the awesome double shower in the Peacock room.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Villa Tarentaal is a great place - settled into the tulbagh valley and its easy enough to simply arrive (after booking of course), feel welcome and settle into your cozy and very well presented room... the service was great and we had a super time... we hope that many more people are able to stay at Villa Tarentaal in the future...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Tarentaal

Property: Villa Tarentaal
Address: ext Van Der Stel street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Witzenberg Municipality > Tulbagh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Tulbagh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Tarentaal 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tulbagh accommodation with a special touch. Villa Tarentaal offers self catering accommodation only. every detail has been personally attended to, from throw cushions to the extra length beds, with guest comfort in mind. Enjoy privacy, stunning Tulbagh mountain views, meandering gardens, Our three private cottages offer space to relax, modern bathrooms and spacious bedrooms, flat screen televisions (bring your own decoder) and aircon. Each cottage has a kitchenette, private veranda and BBQ area. Looking for romantic Tulbagh accommodation. Our new Peacock Suite is the ultimate retreat. Please note Peacock is for a couple prepared to dine out for breakfast lunch and dinner. We no longer offer breakfast. We are located 1km from Tulbagh village. Come enjoy outdoor and indoor splendor at its finest. ... more   less 
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