The valley of abundance

Tulbagh Valley is a charming historic town with a wealth of Cape Dutch Architecture. Set in a beautiful landscape, Tulbagh is famous for its heritage and magnificent country living. Tranquility is the operative word in this place of tradition, scenic beauty and majestic mountain ranges.

Church Street, home to 32 Provincial Monuments, constitutes the largest concentration of Provincial Monuments in one street in South Africa.

Tulbagh hosts the most charming and memorable of country weddings. The valley’s natural scenery, relative secludedness and its quaint, old-world village atmosphere all conspire to provide a beautiful backdrop for country weddings.

Tulbagh Accommodation

Accommodation ranges from four star guesthouses and three star bed and breakfasts, self catering cottages as well as luxury tree houses. Stay in the village or near the surrounding mountains on working fruit farms or family wine estates. A range of lodgings in the old village clustered around historic Church Street are also available.

Activities in and around Tulbagh

Art and craft browsing and pub culture are equally enticing as well as visiting the many museums. Taste handcrafted Belgian chocolates, olives and dried fruit. Gourmet restaurants ranging from Cape Country Cuisine, Continental cuisine and Mediterranean Cuisine will delight the culinary senses. Craft beer on tap will entice the visitor to linger longer. Picnic baskets filled with scrumptious treats can be made to order. Bird watching, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and scenic drives are but some of the pleasures awaiting nature lovers! Experience a scenic tractor trip up the Oudekloof Pass (the forgotten highway). In the surrounding area you can go on a zipslide adventure, book a scenic steam train trip through Michell’s Pass or visit a big five game reserve.

Tulbagh’s Wine Route

Tulbagh’s Wine Route has never been more exciting. The route is dotted with both the gracefully old and the conspicuously new estates that have been home to generations of the same family and are institutions in the local industry and market, are interspersed with architecturally designed state of the art new cellars belonging to outside investors, as well as a handful of micro-producers and boutique wineries – proof that Tulbagh’s terroir has been earmarked by those in the know.

Tulbagh has various events throughout the year – Tulbagh Vintage & Vine in May, Christmas in Winter in June, Tulbagh Arts Festival and Tulbagh Show in September.

Tulbagh is only an 80 minute drive from Cape Town where you can explore the Witzenberg Valley and be reminded that escaping is fun and getting away has never been so easy!


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