See & Do

Oude Kerk Volks Museum Complex

House Number 1:  The Old Church Museum is the oldest cross-form church in South Africa and houses a wonderful collection of Cape furniture.

House Number 6:  
The Earthquake Museum explores the valley’s history and how Tulbagh was rebuilt after the devastating 1969 earthquake.

House 14:  The Victorian exhibition has recently opened to give an insight into Victorian life in the Cape. Tickets for the complex can only be bought from House 4

House Number 22:  The ‘Ou Volks Museum’. This Cape Dutch pioneer cottage has been recreated into a quaint home, reconstructing life as it was 200 years ago.

Open 7 days a week. Telephone (+27) 23 230 1041

All Aboard The Heritage Steam Train!

Board the heritage steam train for a tour of the Witzenberg valley via the magnificent Mitchell’s mountain pass. The train departs from Ceres Golf Estate, stopping at Waverley Hills wine farm where passengers break of a picnic lunch or stay on the train as it turns around in Wolseley. Departure times are 9am and 2pm on Saturday and Sundays and the journey takes 2 ½.hours.

For more information see Ceres Rail or email:

Bushman Rock Art Cultural Tour

This 3 hour walking tour by Wethu Experiences, is lead by a specialist rock art guide. In addition to the three rock art sites visited, guests can learn more about the San’s lifestyle and traditions. Refreshments are included. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your sunscreen.

Contact Pieter at 072 999 4167.

The Historic Block Houses Of The Anglo Boer War

Historic tours by arrangement to view the surviving English block houses of the Witzenberg valley. The tour also takes in the background of the Anglo Boer War and its effects on the communities of the area.

Please contact Natasha on 082 780 75 16

The Christo Coetzee Gallery And Museum

The original mission school of Tulbagh dating from the 17th century has been lovingly restored and now houses the works of famous South African artist Christo Coetzee.
Christo moved to Tulbagh in the 1970s and painted here till his death in 2000.

Ceres Golf Club

Enjoy a 9-holegolf course as well as the joy of living with vast open spaces, water features, a river and breathtaking scenery.

Call: 023 312 3068


Ceres Zipslide – Adrenalin Adventure!

A new “foefieslide” adventure is situated in the lovely mountains surrounding the Ceres Valley, which is 20 minutes from Tulbagh. Offering 8 slides, totalling a length of 1.4km – this is the longest tour in Africa! The amazing rock formations and river form a perfect backdrop to a fun-, adrenaline-filled adventure!
The Ceres Zipslide is open every day of the year from 08h00 to 17h00. The tours depart every half hour, with the last departure being at 17h00.

079 245 0354 | |

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking trails have been established in the Tulbagh valley and maps are available from reception. Mountain bikes can be hired in the Quarter, and a few of which are so close that they start at the end of the road. Cycle freely through the village, surrounding hills and countryside.

Kluitjieskraal Mountain Bike Route  Permits available, contact 082 835 76 25

Eselfontein farm Mountain Bike Route  Various trails of differing levels available. Maps available on

Silwerfontein:  079 500 1906 – Trails through the forest and around the dam.

Waverley Hills:  023 231 0002 – Short mountain bike trail

Wine by Bike:  Vindoux Guest Farm: (R60 half a day) 023 2300 635 – Hire a bike and explore the Wine Route

MTB Routes in the Witzenberg Valley  – Permits can be obtained at the Shell shop, for more information visit, which will be up and running shortly

BICYCLE HIRE  Bicycle hire at the Cape Dutch Quarters, Tulbagh Hotel and Vindoux Guest Farm


Fishing is offered in the valley. Black bass and carp can be caught in farm dames and some natural pools in the mountains

Wild Olive Farm dam fishing  +27 (0)23 232 1160

Silwerfontein:   079 500 1906 – On the Voëlvlei dam

Artois:   083 656 5752 – By Appointment

Fraaigelegen:   083 288 4685 – By Appointment


Waterfall Forestry Reserve:  Easy access and a 15-minute walk to the waterfall and rock pools. Contour trails are easy and offer a great view over the valley. Permit R10pp

Murludi Hiking Trail  offers two popular hikes in the Winterhoek Mountains (4 or 10 km) with fynbos, bird life and small game. +27 (0)23 230 0732 Permit R25pp

Silverfontein Hiking Trail  offers a spectacular one or two day organised hiking trails in the mountains above Voëlvlei Dam. +27 (0)23 232 0531

Voelvlei Nature Conservancy  has bird and wildlife, as well as lovely fynbos and fantastic spring flowers.

Wine by Bike:  Vindoux Guest Farm: (R60 half a day) 023 2300 635 – Hire a bike and explore the Wine Route

Jurie Herbst, nature conservationist is a field guide offering guided hiking trails  in the valley. +27 (0)23 232 0925 or +27 (0)79 352 2278

Waverley Hills   – Short hike in fynbos – no cost: Enjoy a picnic in our Fynbos garden, explore the Cape Floral Kingdom on our hiking and mountain biking trails or purchase endemic plants from our Fynbos nursery +27 (0)23 231 0002

Horse Riding

Horse About with Jo Lister  +27 82 884 9881
Saddle up and unwind while enjoying the scenic Tulbagh countryside on the back of a well trained horse. Our nature trails wind through vineyards and wheat fields along the contour paths at the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains.
Various trail options are offered, which you can enjoy with breathtaking panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Trail rides and out rides can be tailored to suit everyone, from supervised pony rides for the little ones to half day and full day trails.

Montpellier Horse Riding  offers groups or individuals by appointment +27 (0)23 230 0723.

Vrolikheid Riding School  offers out rides by appointment +27 (0)23 232 0615.

Oakhurst Olive Farm

World class and international award-winning, Oakhurst Olives are proudly grown locally and exported around the world. Experience the ancient oaks and beauty of the historic farm, perched in the foothills of the valley crowned by their impressive contemporary “tasting room” and facilities. Enjoy an “olive tasting” as an alternative to breakfast or lunch as it includes several bowls of varieties of olives, tapenades, olive products and is complimente3d by bread, crackers, cheeses, preserves, and sauces.

Lemoendrif Farm,
Twee Jongegezellen Road

Tel: +27 23 230 0842

Monday-Friday: 9am-4.00pm
Weekends: 9.30am-2pm


Outstanding, Extraordinary Amazing! 22 minutes’ drive from Tulbagh, BOSJES in un-questionably the most significant private investment in tourism in the Witzenburg district in decades. The investment and inspiration that went into creating such a monumental fantasy garden (as well as landscaping half a mountainside), will leave a legacy to be celebrated for time and memorial by all South Africans and visitors for generations, and probably centuries to come. Facilities include half a mountain side of extravagant gardens and historic Cape Dutch architecture contrasted with subterranean contemporary architecture, follies, and a next level children’s play area. The impressive restaurant is usually booked over the weekend, but available weekdays for on the day bookings.


Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-4pm
Monday and Tuesdays: Closed

24 – 25 Church Street
Western Cape
South Africa

The Cape Dutch Quarters Hotel in Tulbagh is a portfolio of heritage properties offering a range of B&B, guest house, self-catering and budget accommodation options, all centrally located in the heart of old Tulbagh village. Guest farm accommodation also available in Tulbagh valley.

33 Van Der Stel Street
Western Cape
South Africa

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