Tulbagh, South Africa's fourth oldest town, lies nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains that rise to over 1,500 metres. In winter, the Great Winterhoek mountains that gaze down on this historic town wears picture-perfect snowcaps.
Although the Tulbagh valley had been settled by the late 1600s, the town itself only began to develop after the church was built in 1743. The town is rich in history. Painstakingly restored and maintained Cape-Dutch, Edwardian and Victorian buildings and homes line the main street. Museums in the town detail these National Monuments and area's history.
The Tulbagh valley is a fertile region famed for the red and white wines it produces as well olive oil, peaches, grains, pears and plums.
Tulbagh is a town worth visiting in any season. Visitors are drawn to it for annual events. These include mountain biking races, September's Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival, a highlight of which is the Wildflower Show, and June's 'Christmas in Winter'.
This historic town is ideally located as a base from which to explore the Cape Winelands and the surrounding areas. Hiking, mountain biking and horse trails are popular outdoor activities. Engage in wine tastings, the art route, theatre productions, museum visits and fine dining for an exceptional cultural experience.
Tulbagh is located 120 kilometres from Cape Town.