TULBAGH – 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.
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.
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. 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 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 in September, Tulbagh Show in September / October.
Tulbagh is only 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!
Contact: Tulbagh Wine & Tourism
+ (27) 23 230 1348 / 75