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  • Warm owners are a fountain of knowledge about the region
  • In a peaceful part of town, with easy walking access to all the attractions
  • A great base for exploring one of the more remote corners of the Cape Winelands

Alfa Apartments

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Tulbagh

 

-33.2821, 19.1417

About

Alfa Apartments offers basic comfort with views of the surrounding mountains, braai and seating areas in the garden, an access-controlled motor gate and secure under cover parking. 

All of the apartments have King or Twin beds, bedside lamps, wardrobes, comfy chairs, wall heaters and fans, with fully equipped kitchens. Housekeeping is provided three times a week, although this may, on request, be provided daily.

Besides visiting the historic buildings of Tulbagh and sampling the excellent restaurants, winelovers can pick and choose from a variety of vineyards and wine cellars in the area. Paddagang Wine shop offers tasting and sales of most of the local wines.

One of the more interesting attractions in Tulbagh is the Fynbos Guest Farm where, by appointment , visitors can interact with a variety of rescued animals - emus, llamas, pigs, donkeys, sheep, geese, chickens and more.

New activities in the area include steam train trips with Ceres rail from Ceres to Wolseley and Ceres to Cape Town, and about to be launched are tractor trailer rides from Oudekloof Wine Estate up the historic Roodezand pass.

Rates & Summary


Studio Apartments 

Each sleeps 2 or 3 in King or twin beds
Each has fully equipped kitchen
Shower, or bath & hand held shower
Ground or First floor

Apartment for 3 - 4 Guests

Sleeps 4 in double & twin bedrooms
Separate lounge/dining area
Fully equipped kitchen
Bathroom with shower

Pricing

Self-catering per unit per night:

  • R 650 - 2-sleeper studio
  • R 800 - 3-sleeper studio
  • R 950 - 4-sleeper apartment

Catering

Self-catering with breakfast option
Pre-booked self-help breakfast: R 80 pp

Kids

Well-behaved kids are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Alfa Apartments is conveniently situated behind the NGK church, away from the bustle but within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, the theatre, shops, museums and historical Church Street. Centrally located in historic Tulbagh, with views of the surrounding mountains, Alfa Apartments provides spacious, clean and comfortable budget accommodation. It is is managed by owners who do their utmost to ensure a peaceful, pleasant stay for all their guests.

Summary

  • Warm owners are a fountain of knowledge about the region
  • In a peaceful part of town, with easy walking access to all the attractions
  • A great base for exploring one of the more remote corners of the Cape Winelands

Privacy

Each apartment is a separate unit on the Ground or First floor level, and children are required to respect the privacy of other guests.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, warm winter jacket, fishing gear and mountain bike.

Road Conditions

The roads in Tulbagh village are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Fan included
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Periodic housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Stove
  • Fridge or minibar
  • Basic cleaning materials

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • No pets allowed
  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km

Payment

  • Credit cards not accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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