Various adventures await in and around Tulbagh’s neighbouring town of Wolseley, only 15km away, followed by a foray into the Breedekloof winelands and a special lunch… This is the third in a series of articles highlighting what is possible using Tulbagh as a base.
Tulbagh lies at the apex of the Breede River valley. The mountains form a perfect horseshoe around the village, which is also the lowest point of this part of the valley. Our tributary of the Klein Berg River, which arises in the Groot Winterhoek mountains, flows through the Nuwekloof and into Voelvlei dam, one of the three great feeder dams of the Cape Metropole. Neighbouring Wolseley is actually on the watershed, with some runoff flowing into Voelvlei and the rest flowing into the Breede River – which arises in the Skurweberg mountains of Ceres and eventually empties into the Indian ocean at Witsand over 300km away. Water and the use thereof is a big deal for farmers and townsfolk alike in the country, especially in the current crippling drought.