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Old Town Tulbagh

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Address: Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality, South Africa

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Tulbagh - definitely worth a visit

We decided to visit Tulbagh as we've never been to this part of the world before and we were not disappointed. The main road Kerk/Church Street is steeped in history and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit Tulbagh as we've never been to this part of the world before and we were not disappointed. The main road Kerk/Church Street is steeped in history and character. First pop into the Information Centre to buy tickets to visit the old Church and a couple of the old Cape Dutch homes/museums in the street. The street... More 

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Thank Fran L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In addition to visiting the Oude Kerk take some time in the Old Town. After the earthquake the buildings have been beautifully restored and maintained and the small museum gives an. Indication of what life was like in the late 19 and early 20th century

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Prague
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tulbagh - old small town not far from Cape Town is real hidden gemstone. The trip from Cape Town brings you to mountains with breathtaking views and than you enter Swartland. Region with heritage. Tulbagh - old town with historical buildings was destroyed by earthquake in 1969 and restored afterwords. The result is more than good. You have to go... More 

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Bern
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another lovely place in the western cape country side. None of those busy tourist places like in the winelands. Easy going life in the streets, quite a few good restaurants. However not worth a journey on itself.

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New Forest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Unusual small museum spread over a disused church and three houses. Simply but effectively done. We were especially impressed with Lindy in the Pioneers House who was charming and very informative.

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Moshi, Tanzania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Interesting history of the town, earthquake, and people. You get to walk through their small museum and about 3-4 buildings. Not overly exciting, but something to pass a few hours.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice snall street (church street) with many beautiful white buildings and some little shops and b&b's

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It's a beautiful, quiet road that one can walk through on your own. Each house has an A4 write up outside with details of its history. Very interesting.

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The beautiful restored Church street is a living museum I itself but there is also the official museum which has four properties open to the public and is also a must. We started near the modern church and after an initial coffee at one of the several coffee shops/restaurants in the street we strolled slowly down the street reading the... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The village of Tulbagh is a little piece of history, you can wander down Kerk Straat and imagine what life was like in the early days of the Cape. Anywhere else there would be hoards of tourists but here it was quiet and peaceful and we had the place to ourselves. The setting is spectacular, surrounded by mountains, the village... More 

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