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Rijks Country House

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  • - Lodge type; Luxury Hotel
  • - Location; Tulbagh
  • - Lodge size; 15 rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-3 nights
Nestled in the beautiful Tulbagh valley, this exquisite five star country house opened in October 2008 following extensive and impressive renovations. It offers travellers and day visitors an exceptional experience in both service and facilities with remarkable attention to detail and a graceful elegance.

The Rijk's Country House is situated on the eminent Rijk's Wine farm, home to Rijk's Private Cellar, five minutes from the centre of Tulbagh. High trees and an abundance of Iceberg roses welcome you onto the Estate from where you can see hills of vineyards set against the Obiqua and Winterhoek Mountains.

Rooms & Suites:

Rijk's Country House comprises of 15 magnificent and spacious rooms, tastefully decorated in the unique country style.

This country house offers 10 superior rooms, 2 luxury rooms and 3 2-bedroomed family villas.

Each room is luxuriously spacious with its own unique colour scheme and original artworks. High ceilings and the finest in furniture and fittings create the perfect amalgamation of classic modern and old charm.

Food & Wine:

The Iceberg Terrace is a popular place for breakfast - to read the morning newspaper whilst enjoying the fresh breads, local cheeses and vast selection of hot dishes.

Enjoy a light lunch whilst watching the vineyards, or enjoy a beautiful star-gazing dinner. For those who would prefer to sit indoors, enjoy a glass of wine in our bar before going to relax to soft music playing in the background, world-class service and phenomenal taste explosions including game, seafood, traditional South African dishes and fresh salads.

End off your evening with cheese and biscuits in our cosy lounge and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in winter.

Activities:

For those who would like to venture beyond the Estate, enjoy exploring the little town of Tulbagh or drive further out to neighbouring towns and villages. Whether it be for relaxation, wine, shopping or outdoor activities you are sure to find something to suit those of all ages.

- Night-harvesting of the vineyard grapes in the summer months
- Wine tasting at Rijk's Private Cellar
- Hiking and walking trails
- Fishing
- Bird watching


  • Rates from: R 2685.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's


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