Enjoy the Area
While staying at Nibbana Farm you must also explore the surroundings. For the active sporty guest we suggest a hike to our very own waterfall, running or walking along the various trails, a ride along the mountain bike trails or perhaps a zip line adventure in Ceres. Or just take a stroll and enjoy the bird life, the sheep and lambs and our free roaming chicken.
The beautiful little town of Tulbagh is one of the oldest in South Africa. It is well worth a visit to enjoy the charming Cape Dutch cottages along Church Street. The Tulbagh Wine Route with its many estates and private cellars offer tastings of their internationally acclaimed and award-winning wines.
CAPE DUTCH ARCHITECTURE
The historic town of Tulbagh is one of the best places to study Cape Dutch architecture. The beautiful white-washed houses with characteristic rounded gables and thatched roofs along Church Street attract visitors from all over the world.
The area around Nibbana Farm is fantastic for horse riding. Horse About Trails offers rides for beginners, as well as more advanced riders. Combine with a picnic, wine-tasting or sunset views of the valley for a really memorable experience! Contact Jo Lister 082 884 9881.
THE TULBAGH WINE ROUTE
Tulbagh surrounded by mountains on three sides and with the cool winds sweeping in from the south is ideal for viticulture. Visit some of the world-famous cellars while in the area: Drostdy-Hof, Manley, Saronsberg, Rijks, just to name a few.
The abundant nature around Nibbana Farm offers many chances for fantastic hikes, whether you want to stay out for a couple of day or just a few hours. Strenuous rock climbs, easy strolls through the fynbos or stunning waterfalls, it’s your choice!
THE CERES ZIP LINE
The Ceres Zip Line is the longest of its kind in Africa. Eight slides, 1.4km in total, over breath-taking nature, rocks and rivers in the Skurweberg Mountains. The Zip Line is open every day from 8AM-5PM and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The Tulbagh – Wolseley area has hosted the Cape Epic twice and is immensely popular amongst MTB riders. Quite understandably with the beautiful scenery and its great trails. Contact the Tulbagh MTB Club for permits and access to their routes.
We now have bass and tilapia in one of our dams. The Voëlvei dam is also excellent for Smallmouth Bass and carp. You will need a Western Cape Provincial fresh water angling license and a fishing club membership, if launching a boat, if you visit them.
The many diverse habitats around Tulbagh makes this an ideal place for birdwatching. A large variety of South African birds can be spotted. Look out for Half-collared kingfishers, Jackal Buzzards, Cape Sugarbirds, and Cinnamon Breasted Warblers.
FYNBOS ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Great for kiddies and adults, worthy cause too. Peter at Fynbos 072 223 4674.
Nibbana Farm is located approximately 1 H 15 min north-east of Cape Town.
N1 out of Cape Town.
R44 left off ramp to Stellenbosch/Ceres/Wellington. Take left towards Wellington.
At the traffic lights turn left onto the R46 to Gouda/Ceres, just 3 km before Wellington.
Follow R46 for approx. 25-30 minutes past Hermon, Gouda through the Nuwe Kloof Pass and miss both Tulbagh left turns.
Head as if you are traveling towards Ceres.
Turn left at Boontjiesrivier Road (which is just before the Wolseley turn off). This is a gravel road.
Drive straight on gravel road, past Ehrenhof Farm, Keep right and do not take left to Witzenburg.
After approx. 1,5 km you will drive over a cattle grid entering Nibbana Farm. You will see the white Farmhouses on your right with parking.
Approx. coordinates to Boontjies Rivier road: 33°23’20.5″S 19°11’26.4″E. The abundant nature around Nibbana Farm offers many chances for fantastic hikes, whether you want to stay out for a couple of day or just a few hours. Strenuous rock climbs, easy strolls through the fynbos or stunning waterfalls, it’s your choice!