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Old Town Tulbagh

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Address: Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality, South Africa

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Interesting walk through history

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
Leigh-Anne C
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Moshi, Tanzania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The old Kerk street is just so pleasant a way to spend the afternoon. Fabulous old houses and other buildings with special history of the area.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If you are not into historical sites, let me start by saying that you shouldn't visit this. If, like us, you do, then this part of town will be an absolute delight. Many little museums dot old Church street, all housed in old restored buildings. The restaurants down Church street are of the best in town. I have reviewed some... More 

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Observatory, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

great to wonder down the street and read all the stoires and history around each house - stunning architecture

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Knysna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Kerk Street had the most amazing Cape Dutch architecture. We visited Paddagang to check out the art and lovely gardens.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Church Street is quite beautiful and there are so many buildings of note that one needs to stroll the full length of the road from the Information office at one end up to the junction by the new and very modern church that is slightly out of place in such a town

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