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Bain's Barn

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Historic Tulbagh

The historic country town of Tulbagh is situated only an hour and a half's drive north of Cape Town, set in a beautiful landscape and famous for its heritage and magnificent country living.

Tulbagh was founded when the Dutch Colonial Government made land grants to Dutch and Huguenot settlers in 1658; the town developed slowly and over time but many notable Cape Dutch, Victorian and Edwardian houses were built in the valley.

Post the 1969 earthquake every historic home in Church Street was painstakingly restored to its original glory. These 32 buildings now constitute the largest concentration of National Monuments in a single street in South Africa and is a major tourist attraction of the town to the present day.

32B Church Street

It came to be that the Colonial Government hired house no.32 Church Street from two brothers, Ryk and Johannes Meiring, for twenty-five pence per month to use as the first English free school in Tulbagh. Since the outbuilding (now Bain's Barn) with its thatched lean-to roof had already been built, it can be reasonably accepted that this was in fact the schoolroom that was opened on the 22nd of October 1822, as the first "English Free School" in Tulbagh.

The accommodation

Bain's Barn, dating from 1801, offers centrally located, self-catering accommodation in historic Church Street, Tulbagh. Its Cape Dutch architecture features a thatched roof, sleeps two guests in one air-conditioned bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, has a fully equipped kitchen and offers a spacious lounge area and a secluded courtyard.

The ever so romantic en suite bedroom opens onto the secluded courtyard which is decorated with pebble stones and features a beautiful pink bougainvillea tree.

The room is equipped with a queen sized bed, high grade cotton linen, towels, a panel heater and a hair dryer.

The fully fitted open plan kitchen, equipped for two people, includes an electric oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.

The spacious lounge area is tastefully decorated and furnished to the highest specifications with modern conveniences such as flat screen TV with DSTV.

Tulbagh Activities & Places of Interest

This tranquil valley, surrounded by sublime mountain ranges, is the perfect getaway for those who enjoy a country lifestyle.

Enjoy outdoor activities like a round of golf in the heart of nature, horse back out rides or 2-3 hours of adventure and adrenaline rushes at the Ceres Zipslide Adventures.

Visit award winning wine cellars, indulge in cheese, olives and chocolates or go for spa treatments on offer by highly qualified therapists.

The Saronsberg Theatre provides theatre and song with a regular line-up of South African legends and some rising stars.


Room Facilities

On Site Facilities

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Wine Route
  • Other


Additional Rates Info:
Bed and Breakfast R100 per person per night extra.

Bain's Barn Suite

Sleeps 2
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The ever so romantic en-suite bedroom opens onto the secluded courtyard which is decorated with pebble stones and features a beautiful pink bougainvillea tree. The room is equipped with a queen sized bed, high grade cotton linen, towels, a panel heater, air-conditioning and a hair dryer.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019   R 1100        
February 2019   R 1100        
March 2019   R 1100        
April 2019   R 1100        
May 2019   R 1100        
June 2019   R 1100        
July 2019   R 1100        
August 2019   R 1100        
September 2019   R 1100        
October 2019   R 1100        
November 2018   R 900        
December 2018   R 900        
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Rates last updated: 22 November 2018


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 7 hours
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32B Church Street, Tulbagh, 6820

Map Bain\'s Barn in Tulbagh  Cape Winelands  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

It was an absolute pleasure to stay at Bain's Barn. We loved every small detail and the rustic feel of the home. The kitchen was equipped with everything you might need and we even got our morning wake-up call from the local peacock. What a delightful stay!

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