Rijk's Country House is located on the Rijk's Wine Farm in Tulbagh. Tulbagh is a small valley surrounded by the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Obiqua mountains with the Klein Berg River running alongside. The town was named after Rijk Tulbagh - Governor of the Cape from 1751 to 1771 – and its main road boasts 32 National Monuments, more than any other street in South Africa.
Tulbagh, Tulbagh, South Africa, 6820
Approximate distances by car:
From Cape Town International Airport – 90 minutes
From Cape Town – 80 minutes
From Paarl and Worcester wine routes – 40 minutes
From Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes – 60 minutes
Directions to Rijks:
Route 1- via Wellington -
Take the N1, northbound, from Cape Town towards Paarl. Turn left at the (R44) Wellington "Agter Paarl/Klapmuts" off ramp, heading towards Wellington. Cross over the four way stop and after about 5km's turn left at a set of traffic lights into Distillery Road - this is a continuation of the R44. This road leads towards Hermon, Ceres and Porterville. You'll drive through the scenic Nuwe Kloof Pass and after approximately 5km you'll see a turn off to Tulbagh - take a left here. Continue straight with the road until you reach a 4-way stop- turn left into the main road - Van der Stel Street. Head straight through the town and continue for another 2km's. We are on the left - look out for the large white gateposts. Please note that the roads are all tarred from Cape Town to our entrance.
Route 2 - via Malmesbury –
Take the N7, northbound, from Cape Town in the direction of Malmesbury. Take the Malmesbury off ramp to your left and at the stop turn left again, heading into the town. Pass the large silos on your right until you get to a traffic light - continue straight over the traffic light. At the next stop, turn right. This leads out of Malmesbury and you will pass the Swartland Cellars on your right. Turn left at the R46 directing you Hermon/Riebeeck Kasteel. Continue straight with this road; past Riebeeck-Kasteel until you get to another stop which joins with the R44 at Hermon. Turn left and head on through the Nuwekloof Pass until you see the left turn to Tulbagh. Continue straight with the road until you reach a T-junction - turn left into the main road - Van der Stel Street. Drive though the town and straight on towards the Winterhoek Mountains for approximately 2km's. Look out for our large white gateposts on the left.