Steeped in history and characteristically Cape-Dutch, Tulbagh yet offers all the modern-day comforts the discerning traveler might wish for. Nature enthusiasts, adrenalin junkies, wine lovers, families and those simply seeking peace and tranquility are all catered for.
Accommodation includes self-catering and bed and breakfast facilities in the surrounding mountains, on working farms and family wine estates as well as a range of lodgings in the village clustered around historic Church Street. Numerous restaurants cater to every pocket and taste.
In addition Tulbagh has become a sought-after wedding destination. Coupled with the valley's stupendous natural beauty, its quaint, old-world village charm and warmly hospitable ambience combine to create an unforgettable setting for romantic and memorable weddings.
Activities such as bird watching, horse riding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wild flowers and scenic drives are only a few of the pleasures awaiting nature lovers. In the surrounding area you can also experience a zipslide adventure, visit a Big 5 private game reserve or go paragliding. Equally enticing alternatives are browsing art & craft galleries, exploring the museums or attending a show at the delightful Saronsberg theatre - and of course a visit to our local shoe factory is a must. Taste dried fruit and handcrafted Belgian chocolates; sample a variety of olives and virgin oils; pick cherries and figs in due season or buy home-made preserves and rusks at the tuisnywerheid...
Tulbagh's wine route boasts several gracious family-owned estates, dating back many generations to the commencement of winemaking in the Cape, that 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 winemakers in the valley bear testimony to Tulbagh's fine terroir and superior viticulture.
Tulbagh also hosts various events every year. In June, the village is festooned with holly, bells, lights and tinsel as it invites visitors to celebrate Christmas in Winter; in September the Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival showcases a variety of visual and performing arts; and the valley proudly displays two of its most prized assets during the annual Tulbagh Horse & Wildflower Show. Purchase handmade gifts at the Drostdy-Hof Christmas market in November or patronise one of the country markets where local produce is regularly offered for sale.