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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant at Rijks and what a find. The food, wine and service was superb. I challenge anyone to find better value high end wines in such a perfect star gazing setting. The staff were exceptional, ensuring a special evening that I will struggle to forget. It is on the outskirts of Tulbagh, about 5 minutes drive. A...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Brian D Thank you for writing such a lovely review of our restaurant. I am pleased that you enjoyed your memorable meal with us. We are looking forward to your return. regards Trevor

Cape Town
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We spent 2 night at Rijks. The attention to detail was out of the world. I can highly recommend this for anyone that want to feel special and cared for. Meals were very tasty in a beautify dinning room over looking the vineyards.

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear DebzCapeTown Thank you for your review of our property. We are looking forward to your return. Regards Trevor

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Badly in need of a break, we booked a long weekend at Rijks Country House. Just beautiful! White Cape Dutch cottages, green rolling farmland and vines (it is a working wine farm), ornate dam, cattle grazing in a nearby field, walking paths, mountain bike trails, mountains all around. Good breakfast included and generous; for other meals: the pork belly was...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear BDW-Abroad Thank you for your beautiful review of Rijk's Country House. I am so pleased that you had the opportunity to recharge your batteries and could enjoy the property so much. What makes Tulbagh such a special destination is that it is one of the few towns that truly can reinvigorate a person. I am looking forward to your...

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This establishment markets itself as an upmarket establishment but somewhat fails to live up to expectations due to not focusing on the finer detail. Examples would include: 1. Underfloor heating not working - tiled floors ,icy weather. Assurances made to remedy but not carried out 2. Wet wood given for room's fireplace - could not light 3. Blocked shower drain...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Costa We always appreciate feedback both positive and negative. Our bathrooms do have underfloor heating but regrettably on Friday evening the switch blew in the room that you were staying in. As the other cottages were full, we could not move your family to another room that could accommodate them. We did call around for an electrician, however...

Reviewed 15 June 2016

My partner and I will be hosting our Wedding at Rijk's at the end of September, so we spent a night there on 1 June 2016 to sort out some of the arrangements and to do a food and wine tasting. Where to begin? The food was delicious - flavorful and sumptuous! The wines are top quality! The accommodation is...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear WillCNel It was a great pleasure to have had you over to discuss all your wedding details. I cannot wait for September as it is going to be such a beautiful wedding. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the food so much, and that the staff enhanced your experience. regards Trevor

Brackenfell, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Me and my wife stayed on a Saturday night and we had a lovely day at Rijks Country House. My wife enjoyed a spa session the morning before we checked in and I went on to enjoy the wine cellar next door which is walking distance from the accommodation. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Governors Restaurant which was...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Stephan909 Thank you for your review of Rijk's Country House. It was wonderful having you and such a pity that you could not have stayed longer - that's what next time is for! regards Trevor

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stayed 2 nights in Tulbagh and are really glad we chose Rijks as our base. Being on the outskirts of town the hotel buildings are all one floor and so there are views of ragged mountains and vineyards all around. You feel very much that you are nestled in the heart of the wine country. The guest rooms are...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear Amanda F It was lovely to have had you stay with us, even if it was a short stay. Thank you for sharing your experience of Rijk's Country House with us. I am looking forward to seeing you again - hopefully soon. regards Trevor

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Great place, good food, excellent wines and wonderful staff! I would definitely recommend this hotel in future and take my family back again at the soonest. If you are in this area, do not miss this gem.

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Dear AfricanEagleDayTours Thank you for your review of Rijk's Country House. We are looking forward to having you guys back soon. regards Trevor

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I visited Rijks Country House again last March - the hotel just gets better and better. The new facilities were perfect. Excellent meeting room for my business discussions with local food suppliers. The new bar area was a perfect point to to meet with friends for a pre-dinner drink. I enjoyed the artwork in the new gallery and certainly made...

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Trevvl, General Manager at Rijks Country House, responded to this review

Dear AJS1310_11 Thank you for your review of the improved Rijk's Country House. I am so pleased that you got to experience the new facilities and enjoyed them. There is still lots more to come. We cannot wait to see you again. regards Trevor

Kigali
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We visited Rijks Country House in 2015 and enjoyed it a lot. Our room was cozy, spacious and nicely furnished. The location is beautiful, in a valley next to the vinyards and surrounded by hills. The management and staff really made the difference! Kind and attentive, great service. The wine tasting was exciting as well as amusing and, of course,...

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Dear discovertheworld_13 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Rijk's Country House with us. It is wonderful to get positive feedback from our guests. We are looking forward to hosting you again. regards Trevor

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the beautiful Tulbagh valley, this exquisite four star country house offers travellers and day visitors an exceptional experience in both service and facilities with remarkable attention to detail and a graceful elegance. 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. Restored Cape Dutch style buildings are the frame-work within which you will experience classic furnishings and a warm and relaxed ambiance. Should you wish to sample or purchase wines from the Estate, enjoy the Polo wine bar and tasting room where visitors can sit around a large restored wooden table, or outside on the terrace with its incredible views of the valley. Otherwise, relax in the charming lounge where you will find a library of reading materials and a cosy fireplace. International and traditional cuisine coupled with impeccable service can be enjoyed in the hotel’s intimate restaurant, Que Sera, or at a high table in the private dining area, Mon Ami. Alternatively, the outside Iceberg terrace is the perfect place to relax whilst having a decadently large cup of coffee, a glass of wine or dining al-fresco overlooking the dam or under the stars. Luxury and Superior rooms and Family Cottages - evident of innovative design and stylish fittings – have their own private terrace overlooking a river - along which you will find a swimming pool, braai and lapa area, the French game of boules and hundreds of beautiful roses. In the evenings you can sit on your terrace and watch the sun set behind the surrounding mountains, leaving the vineyards and trees silhouetted by a brilliant pink and orange sky. Picnic on the banks of the river or enjoy a romantic walk through the vineyards and rose gardens. Explore the town with its quaint shops and restaurants, travel the surrounding wine routes, or – for the more adventurous – go hiking or horse-riding through the vineyards and up the mountains. An all-encompassing luxurious experience with a beautiful view out of every window, Rijk’s Country House is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and like you have discovered a little piece of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rijks Country House

Address: Van der Stel Street Ext. | Winterhoek Road, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Witzenberg Municipality > Tulbagh
Price Range: $143 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rijks Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms in the terraces have great views”
 of 5 bubbles PJLP, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We did not stay at the hotel, we were here to sample the wine.”
 of 5 bubbles wegetaround_42, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles AnophelesLondon, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All good. Leave time for the in-house tasting especially the Pinotage.”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Superior Rooms are perfect for any couple!”
 of 5 bubbles Stephan909, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
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