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Tulbagh, nestled between beautiful mountains, makes for a spectacular view in both summer and winter.

The beautiful town of Tulbagh is nestled between magnificent mountains and in a beautiful valley.  As you enter the valley it is literally a jaw-dropping sight both in summer and also in winter when the mountains is snow-capped. 

Centrally located, from here to explore more of the Western Cape villages like Montague and Ceres as well as the Swartland area.  This little gem of the Western Cape, almost hidden away in a “bowl”-like valley between the beautiful mountains is a terrific spot to explore in the Cape.

After a devastating earthquake in 1969 the town was restored and there are still eager locals that will love to tell you the story and history of their beautiful little town.

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If you’re looking for a Farm-stay experience, there are quite a few options in the Tulbagh region.  One of them is the farm:

Duikersdrift

Beautiful cottages (not self-catering) sets the perfect scene for a weekend get-away.  A safe place for kids to run around and the family to enjoy the fresh air.

You’ll find the famous Obiqua Restaurant here serving fabulous food as well as a farm stall/deli. 

Why not order a picnic basket and have a picnic near the dam on the farm.

‘Every Saturday at 8am Duikersdrift hosts the Tulbagh Parkrun.  This is a free event open to everyone, old or young (bring the toddlers in strollers or prams), to run or walk the 5km route around the farm.’ 

Photos above:  Duikersdrift Farm

For a Boutique hotel and Spa experience, go to:

The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel

Here you will also find the Olive Terrace Bistro and Karee Tapas and Wine Bar.  Experience Alfresco dining in summer with woodfired pizzas and a tapas bar featuring local wines.  In winter you can cozy up in front of a fireplace.

The Tulbagh Boutique Hotel is a small in intimate hotel with a gourmet experience when visiting their restaurant. 

Photos above:  The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel

A few places you must visit in Tulbagh

Oakhurst Olive Estate

This Olive Estate with its many award winning products is a fantastic place to start.

Website:  http://oakhurstolives.co.za/

oakhurst

Saronsberg Wine Estate

Buy your award winning wine here.

Website:  https://www.saronsberg.com/

Saronsberg
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Waverley Hills Estate

With amazing views of the surrounding mountains this is the place to go for a wine tasting.  The restaurant caters for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Websitehttps://waverleyhills.co.za/photos/

More interesting places and experiences

  • Paddagang Restaurant in Church Street
  • The Hiking trail at Oudekloof Wine Estate
  • Attend the Cherry Festival held each year in December at Klondyke
  • A huge favorite is the Christmas in June Festivities each year
  • There are 3 interesting museums to visit along Church Street
  • Visit the De Oude Drostday Museum
  • Outdoor activities include horse riding, mountain biking and hiking

Tulbagh has a number of award winning wineries and olive farms:

Drostdy Hof Wines 
Krone MCC Wines 
Lemberg Wines 
Montpellier Wine Estate 
Rijks Wine Estate 
Schalkenbosch Wine Estate
Theuniskraal Wines 
Tulbagh Winery 

International airport

Nearest International Airport is Cape Town International (CPT)

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