Raptor Rise - Tulbagh

Self-catering accommodation

Welcome to Raptor Rise Self-Catering accommodation


We have a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Saronsberg, that has not it’s like in all the world…*


Raptor Rise is a working olive and cattle farm with several well-appointed accommodation options for discerning visitors.  Located in Tulbagh’s incredible ‘Valley of Abundance’, only 90km from Cape Town and in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands, its beauty defies description.  Your hostess, Averil and her Late husband Bill have gone to great lengths to provide you with a blend of comfort and privacy, whilst ensuring that each suite has unique views of the magnificent setting.  Quality finishes, crisp white linen and so many special touches delight the heart and extend a warm welcome.


This lovely farm offers a bouquet of self-catering accommodation options – suitable for small, intimate getaways and also large gatherings of up to 32 people.  Among other delights, Tulbagh is wedding town – what better than for a family than to spend this happy time together?  Conferencing facilities for up to 24 people are also available.


Raptor Rise is named for the birds of prey that ride the thermal currents created by the combination of valley and mountains in the area.  Sitting quietly on your veranda, you too may observe the Jackal Buzzards circling or hear the clarion call of the majestic Fish Eagle summoning the soul to serenity.  Guests may walk, run or cycle anywhere on the 37 ha farm, and you may also purchase its lovingly created produce.


“We are very aware of the immense privilege in being the custodians of such an exceptional place, and we wholeheartedly invite you to share it with us.”


*Paraphrased from ‘Out of Africa’ by Karen Blixen