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  • Phone: 023 230 0654
  • Cellphone: 082 780 5437
  • Contact: Jill

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Schalkenbosch is a proud sponsor of theTulbagh MTB Club, providing cyclists access to exclusive routes on the estate.You can access the Estate by purchasing a permit from the Shell garage in town. Once you have the permit you can ride throughout the marked trails in Tulbagh.

Tulbagh MTB Club has worked hard to give you access to tracks from the local landowners. Please treat their property with respect and do not litter.

You may not ride on Schalkenbosch without a permit.

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Schalkenbosch was established in the mid to late 1700?s when Bernadus De Vaal retired from his position as reader/teacher in Tulbagh. The main house which was built in Cape Dutch style and completed in 1792 has been proclaimed a national monument. The gable, as well as the yellow and stinkwood wall-cupboard in the voorkamer, are both featured in South Africa’s record of architectural heritage.

Schalkenbosch Estate is made up of four neighbouring farms, Schalkenbosch, Edenhof, Sagtevlei and Delta which cover an area of approximately 2500 hectares. The farming operations include, cattle, orchards of apricots and prunes, fields of lavender, wheat and barley and the vineyards on Schalkenbosch itself.

A walk through the vineyards provides a magnificent view of the valley. Sunsets are often spectacular and there is frequently snow on the mountains in winter. There is ample opportunity to watch circling birds of prey such as Jackal and Steppe Buzzards and Black Eagles. A variety of sunbirds and sugar-birds, whose natural habitat is protea and fynbos, are abundant further up the mountain. The farm is home to the endangered geometric tortoise and we ask you to take care when driving to and from the farm as they are often to be seen on the road. Wild life spotted on the farm include a family of bat eared foxes, leopard, rooikat, baboons, mongoose and dassies and various small antelope including grey rhebok.

Schalkenbosch was established in the mid to late 1700?s when Bernadus De Vaal retired from his position as reader/teacher in Tulbagh. The main house which was built in Cape Dutch style and completed in 1792 has been proclaimed a national monument. The gable, as well as the yellow and stinkwood wall-cupboard in the voorkamer, are both featured in South Africa’s record of architectural heritage.

Schalkenbosch Estate is made up of four neighbouring farms, Schalkenbosch, Edenhof, Sagtevlei and Delta which cover an area of approximately 2500 hectares. The farming operations include, cattle, orchards of apricots and prunes, fields of lavender, wheat and barley and the vineyards on Schalkenbosch itself.

A walk through the vineyards provides a magnificent view of the valley. Sunsets are often spectacular and there is frequently snow on the mountains in winter. There is ample opportunity to watch circling birds of prey such as Jackal and Steppe Buzzards and Black Eagles. A variety of sunbirds and sugar-birds, whose natural habitat is protea and fynbos, are abundant further up the mountain. The farm is home to the endangered geometric tortoise and we ask you to take care when driving to and from the farm as they are often to be seen on the road. Wild life spotted on the farm include a family of bat eared foxes, leopard, rooikat, baboons, mongoose and dassies and various small antelope including grey rhebok.

Schalkenbosch

Tulbagh, 6820

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