Blog 11Nestled in a bowl of magnificent mountains and a serene valley, the town of Tulbagh is just a scenic 90-minute drive from Cape Town, making it an ideal destination for a day trip, a mid-week break, or a weekend getaway. The valley also serves as an excellent base for exploring the Cape Winelands and surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking for adventure, family fun, or peace and quiet, Tulbagh offers something for everyone. 

Step into Tulbagh’s Charm with Tarzan Shoes

A decent pair of shoes is essential for a good time anywhere, be it at home or on holiday. When exploring the wonders of Tulbagh, ensure you do it in style by starting your journey at the local family-owned shoe factory, Tarzan Shoes. Conveniently located on Van der Stel Street, the town's shopping hub, Tarzan Shoes has been crafting quality leather shoes by hand since 1965, using traditional methods and top-quality materials. With their commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail, every pair of shoes they create exudes charm and comfort. Choose from their extensive range of styles for men and women, designed to provide both durability and flair. Trust this South African name in handmade leather footwear for your perfect fit in Tulbagh!

Get in touch with Tarzan Shoes by phoning 023 230 1083 or visit their website to browse their impressive product catalogue.

Immerse Yourself in Tulbagh’s Vibrant Culture and Rich History

s you stroll in your stylish Tarzan Shoes, embrace the rich cultural offerings of Tulbagh. If your visit falls in September, mark your calendar for two not-to-be-missed events: the Tulbagh Kuns op ’n Rondte, a celebration of visual and performing arts, and the annual Tulbagh Show, proudly displaying the valley's prized assets. But that's not all – Tulbagh's craft browsing and local pub culture are equally enticing, and a must-see gem in town is the historic De Oude Kerk Volksmuseum.

De Oude Kerk Volksmuseum stands as one of the last surviving cruciform churches in its original form, built in 1743 by the VOC (Dutch East Indian Company). Inside, you'll discover a collection of Dutch period artifacts, a few rare Cape antiques, all adjacent to the cemetery. The museum complex includes five historic buildings: De Oude Kerk, the Victorian House Museum and Christo Coetzee Art Museum, the Cape Dutch Pioneer House, the Earthquake Museum, and the Old Mission Church, four of which grace the historic Church Street in Tulbagh.

With one ticket granting access to all five museums, this budget-friendly, educational full-day activity promises a delightful journey into Tulbagh's past.

Get in touch with De Oude Kerk Volksmuseum by phoning 023 230 1041 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Find out more on their website

Delight in a Feast for the Senses

An impressive selection of gourmet restaurants in town is guaranteed to delight the culinary senses of any foodie, and the Tulbagh region offers olive and dried fruit tastings, too. But it's the award-winning wines of the Tulbagh Wine Route that truly steal the show, satisfying the palates of wine connoisseurs from near and far.

The fertile soils in the Tulbagh Valley surrounded by mountains produce exceptional wines, and this accolade-crowned wine route showcases a harmonious blend of gracious historic estates and state-of-the-art contemporary cellars and boutique wineries. Be sure to visit some of the must-see farms like Blue Crane Vineyards, Lemberg Wine Estate, Manley Wine Estate, Oude Compagnies Post, Rijk’s Wine Estate & Hotel, Saronsberg, Theuniskraal Wines, Tulbagh Winery, and Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate. Unwind with each sip, relish delectable cheese platters, and be mesmerised by the scenery that serves as a stunning backdrop to this unforgettable wine experience.

Find out more about the Tulbagh Wine Route by phoning 023 230 1348/75 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Explore further online by visiting their website

Discover the Wonders of Tulbagh Nature

or outdoor enthusiasts, the Tulbagh Valley is an endless playground of excitement. Bird watching, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and scenic drives are but some of the pleasures awaiting nature lovers on surrounding farms and reserves, not to mention a zipline adventure in the mountains, or a scenic tractor trip up the Oudekloof Pass. What’s more, animal lovers can tap into their wilder side visiting the Welbedacht Game and Nature Reserve.

Welbedacht offers spectacular valley views, majestic mountains, and breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy game viewing, nature trails for hiking and biking, a labyrinth, swimming in the dam, and abundant wildlife, birds, and flowers.

Extend your visit to this natural paradise by staying at one of the six well-appointed self-catering cottages tucked away amongst trees, fynbos, and wildflowers. Secluded for peace and privacy, each unit boasts shady verandas, private mountain water plunge pools, and cosy log fireplaces. For larger groups, a beautiful thatched barn is available for reservations of up to 18 people.

Get in touch with Welbedacht Game and Nature Reserve by phoning Brunhilde at 082 553 1216 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See what beauty and serenity awaits you by visiting their website

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