Tulbagh

Tulbagh is a historical little town situated right in the heart of the Breede River Valley. It is well-known for its wine route, fruit farms as well as its spectacular views of the local vineyards, orchards, mountain ranges and some of the Cape’s most wonderfully renovated buildings. The striking Tulbagh valley is almost completely surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, which become snow-capped during the winter time.

Tulbagh is just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The beautiful little village lies nestled between the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Obiqua Mountains, offering visitors some of the most breathtaking views in the Western Cape region.

Tulbagh is blessed with rich, fertile soil and fruit – the bulk of which is made up of peaches, pears as well as over 60% of the country’s plums are grown right here. The valley is also famous for producing some of the country’s finest wines.

There is a diverse variety of flowers in the area which grows in abundance all over the valley. Wild Proteas and herbs like Buchu grow naturally in the mountains and some flowers even spill over onto the sides of the road. This is a great spot for outdoor adventures like hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and fishing.

Church Street is an attraction you cannot miss. During the 1960’s an earthquake decimated the area, years later the old buildings were restored and now this road is famous for having the highest concentration of National Monuments in a single street. There are art galleries, curio shops and other charming stores throughout the town as well as a multitude of restaurants and coffee shops.

During spring time the wild flowers and blossoming fruit trees create a spectacular display of colours. Tulbagh is a wonderful country holiday spot. The valley is also popular wedding and conference location, offering everybody who visits a memorable experience.

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Zip slide adventures
  • Wine tasting
  • Fishing
  • Bushman rock and art culture tour
  • Museums and art galleries

Tulbagh is wonderful holiday retreat during any season, blessed with snow-capped peaks in winter, gorgeous summer days and pleasant autumn evenings as well as a burst of colour when the wild flowers are in full bloom during spring time.

Each season offers its own unique charms and the best time to visit depends on your individual interests. The summers are very hot and dry; from November to February. Autumn runs from March to May and it’s the best time for hiking trips. Winter time between June and August brings snow to the mountain tops and icy cold temperatures in the evening. Between the months of September to October, spring transforms the entire area into a carpet of wildflowers and provides holidaymakers with excellent photo opportunities.

  • World renowned wines
  • Spectacular vineyards
  • Historical buildings
  • Fruit orchards
  • Meadows of wild flowers