Tulbagh’s wine route boasts several gracious family-owned estates, dating back many generations to the commencement of winemaking in the Cape, and which are institutions in the wine industry.
These are interspersed with state-of-the-art contemporary cellars, as well as a handful of boutique wineries. The accolades earned by the winemakers in the valley bear testimony to Tulbagh’s fine terroir and superior viticulture.Contact Us
Visitors to Tulbagh can explore the valley on horseback, or try the ziplines in the nearby town of Ceres.
The Tulbagh Wine Route includes Waverley Hills Organic Wine & Olive Estate, Manley Private Cellar, Rijk’s Private Cellar, Drostdy Hof Wines, Tulbagh Winery, Theuniskraal, Montpellier, Saronsberg and Twee Jonge Gezellen. Each wine farm offers on-site tasting, but local wines can also be tasted at the Paddagang Wine House.
Tulbagh offers various restaurants with menus from traditional Cape Dutch cuisine, continental cuisine, to pastas and pizza. Once again, the historic Church Street should be a starting point, with Readers Restaurant the first stop for many.
The historic Church Street in Tulbagh should be the start of any search for accommodation in this valley. Try De Oude Herberg, or the range of accommodation offered by the Cape Dutch Quarters on this street. The valley also has smaller B&Bs, cottages and self-catering farm accommodation from which to choose.
The village of Tulbagh is ready to help you relax and unwind. Try reflexology at Villa Tarentaal, the gym at Vindoux or enjoy a relaxing massage at the aptly named Heavenly Hands salon.
Any visit to Tulbagh should start in the historic Church Street, with its museum and restaurants, and a visit to the old Hart en Haard shop at Readers Restaurant is a must.
Top Things To See And Do
Outdoor activities: horse riding, hiking trails, mountain biking and waterfall hiking trails
Visit the historic Tulbagh townhouses: De Oude Kerk, Moniki Chocolates, Oakhurst Olives, Crystal Cave and Saronsberg Theatre
Wine and olive tastings
A visit to the famous Moniki Chocolates
Paragliding and ziplining
Take a walk through the art and craft galleries
Experiencing the Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival (September)
The Tulbagh Vintage Vine Faire in May should banish winter blues, as does the quirky Christmas in Winter festival put on by the town each year. Also make a note of the Spring Arts Festival, scheduled for September.
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