Fancy taking a slow drive through the most magnificent scenery the Western Cape has to offer, sampling some of the country’s top wines, enjoying historic ambience and seriously good food, plus experiencing real country hospitality and value for money? If this appeals, read on…

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Comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation

Raptor Rise

Raptor Rise offers self-catering accommodation just 6 kms from the scenic and historic town of Tulbagh in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Privately positioned at the foot of the farm is a fully equipped self-catering cottage complete with swimming pool and spectacular mountain views. Nearer to the farmstead, but still enjoying the mountain views, are the converted stables which consist of 4 self-catering, en-suite rooms and the newly built family apartment.

Bella Vista Cottage

Bella Vista Cottage is a cosy self catering cottage situated five kilometres outside the quiet town of Tulbagh. The unit is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a couple of days of country living on our farm overlooking the Tulbagh valley. Bella Vista cottage has two bedrooms and a shared bathroom as well as a single bed in the living area. The unit is has a fully equipped kitchen / lounge area with a built in fireplace for those cold winter nights as well as covered outside bbq area.

House 22

House 22, Tulbagh Road, is a newly renovated railway house situated at the foot of the picturesque Watervalberg mountains, only 6 kilometres from the town of Tulbagh. The self-catering house and cottage with their rural setting is close to the Malle Tulbagh farmers market, established mountain bike routes, the waterfall hiking trail, and the Tulbagh waterfall and its pools. Both the house and the cottage are fully equipped and offer outdoor spaces, free parking and WIFI. The units can be rented individually or together and can accommodate a total of 10 guests combined. The main house features 3 bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom), open plan kitchen/lounge area, a small veranda, and relaxing braai area. This unit sleeps 6 guests. The next-door cottage features a single bedroom with en-suite bathroom, open plan kitchenette/lounge area and two small patios with Weber braai which makes it ideal for a couple.

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Popular local eateries

The Olive Terrace

  • The Olive Terrace offers à la carte dining which can be enjoyed al fresco either on the terrace under the White Karee tree or in the tranquil and secluded courtyard. The period dining room is spacious with large open fires to ward off the winter chill. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is a celebration of South African flavours using locally-sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables.

The Harvest Table Bistro

  • The Harvest Table Bistro in the original mill room pays homage to this fertile valley’s proud fruit growing legacy. They combine fresh local produce and hearty peasant-style dishes with influences from places like New Orleans, the Mississippi, North Africa, France, Italy and Argentina. They also offer wood-fired pizzas.

Readers restaurant

  • Readers Restaurant is located in the oldest house in Church Street. Offering simple, yet outstanding local and international cuisine, Readers has maintained a standard of excellence that has created a notable reputation with both locals and tourists since 1997. The menu varies on a daily basis, depending on the availability of fresh produce, but the focus remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combinations of unusual ingredients.

Coffee & Cream

  • Coffee & Cream is a quaint coffee shop and eatery located in Tulbagh’s famous Church Street, opposite the Community Garden and next to the Het Land van Waveren gift shop, specialising in coffee drinks (of course!), delicious light meals and scrumptious sweet treats.

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Things you have to experience!

Wine tasting at Rijks

Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit are the hallmarks of the wines of Rijk's Cellar.

Ceres Zip Slide Tours

Come and experience this 1,4km of pure adrenalin Eco Adventure, consisting of 8 slides varying from 100-290m in length. This Eco-Adventure is safe, fast and long. The tour takes place in the Schurweberg Mountains below the Koekedouw Dam in Ceres.

The Drostdy Hof museum

De Oude Drostdy Manor allows you to time-travel back to 1806 as you marvel at the beauty of its authentic Cape Dutch architecture and furniture, before descending a narrow staircase to taste Drostdyhof wines by candlelight in the quaint underground barrel room, formerly an historical jail.

Horse riding

Horse About Trails is conveniently located between the towns of Tulbagh and Wolseley. Offering a rich combination of rural tranquillity and unrivalled scenery, a horseback trail in the foothills of the Witzenberg is an unique and unforgettable experience.

Oakhurst Olives

Here, on the farm Lemoendrif, the Du Toit family produces multi-award winning extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata table olives and natural green olives in harmony with Mother Nature. Total dedication to quality in every step from planting to hand-harvesting, to processing and packaging ensure premium quality and pure enjoyment from the tree to the table.

Wine tasting at Saronsberg

Enjoy the stunning views of the Saronsberg mountain and buy wine at cellar door prices. Taste the entire range of Saronsberg’s award-winning wines and enjoy the stunning views from inside our tasting room, outside under the vine pergola or on the lawns under the oak trees. Don’t miss out on taking a photo with iconic female sculpture at the waters’ edge of the dam called “Uit Klip, Uit Water” by Angus Taylor.

Mountain Bike Routes

The Tulbagh MTB club was established in 2012 by local MTB riders who realised that the Tulbagh - Wolseley area was fast becoming popular in the MTB world and needed to be organised to ensure the impact and access due to thousands of riders was managed and controlled. The creation and maintenance of approximately 80km of quality tracks enhanced the Tulbagh Valley as a MTB destination of note and it was important to ensure local and visiting riders would be able to access these trails without risking trespassing onto private lands.

HISTORIC TULBAGH WALKING TOUR

Join our local historian and heritage activist, Jayson Clark for a 90 minutes tour of historic Church street and explore some of the interiors of many of Tulbaghs heritage buildings and 19th centaury streetscape. The story tells the history of Tulbagh as an outpost of the Cape Colony, through the age of pioneers and colonists as well as the development of the Cape vernacular architectural style. Special attention is given to the earthquake and subsequent restoration of the 32 National Monuments and in the street.

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A visual requiem for Judith Mason

DIE CHRISTO COETZEE MUSEUM & GALERY IN TULBAGH BLAAS MET GROOT VREUGDE LOFTROMPET: Ons Huldeblyk aan JUDITH MASON vorder sterk en ontvang reeds kragwerke van sterk kunstenaars: KYK net hierdie naamlys en ander grootname ruim nog tyd op hul smoorskedules in: Kyk mooi en maak 22 April op jou dagboek VAS Jy gaan so-iets...

Tulbagh Vintage & Vine Faire 27. May 2017 Saronsberg Wine Estate

An event for the whole family! This Tulbagh Faire will be a celebration of our award-winning wines, top class olives and other products of the valley at Saronsberg Wine Cellar. Experience our rich cultural heritage through locally made traditional dishes and tasty treats. It will be a day of family entertainment, music, fun events...

Visit the Tulbagh market

The Tulbagh market is held on the last Saturday of each month. Entrance to the market is free and the market trades from 10am until late. The stunning new venue is the beautiful ‘Honey Oak’ situated on the historic Church Street in Tulbagh, Western Cape. The markets focus is to support local entrepreneurs and to provide...

Accommodation Special Capewinelands

Raptor Rise Self-catering farm is offering a great accommodation special for stays in January & February 2017! Accommodation Special Capewinelands: Back at work and already feeling like having a break again or have you worked during the festive season and now finally get some time off? Look no further than Raptor Rise in Tulbagh....