Tulbagh

Tulbagh is beautifully situated in the ‘Deserted Valley’ of the Western Cape province an hour’s drive from Cape Town. A valley where the Khoi and the Bushmen stayed for thousands of years until the Dutch and the Huguenots settled here from 1658. The time of the settlers can still be found everywhere, especially in the beautifully restored Cape Holland houses and Edwardian and Victorian monuments in the village. Take a historic walk through the village, possibly with a guide, and go back in time. More than 30 houses here fall under the protection of monuments and all in one street.
The Tulbagh Valley, as the valley is originally called, is surrounded by breathtaking mountains. The ‘Great Winterhoek Mountains’ stand high above the landscape with a summit of 2077 meters above sea level and with snow-covered peaks in the winter.
A short distance from Tulbagh you will find Stellenbosch, Worcester, Franschhoek and Paarl. The locals and residents of Cape Town like to go to this valley for a weekend to walk, hike or mountain bike. Nature is abundant and you will encounter wild Buchu and Proteas just like other flowering fynbos on your journey through nature. In the spring it is full of wild flowers and what to say about all those fruit trees that are then in full bloom. The most beautiful and tastiest fruit grows in the valley; pears, peaches, plums, white and red grapes, but also grain and olives are excellent here.

The charming village of Tulbagh, located in the Boland wine countries, is ideal for cycling past historic wine farms. “Wine and Bike” is a favorite cycling route here!

The charming village of Tulbagh, located in the Boland wine countries, is ideal for cycling past historic wine farms. “Wine and Bike” is a favorite cycling route here!

A little further towards Ceres you can go ‘Foefiesliden’, a fun adventure through the Ceres Valley. Or 4×4 driving in the Matroosberg reserve.