The Cape Dutch Quarters is situated in the middle of old Tulbagh village, and nestled between two museums. The old Cape Dutch road of Church Street runs along the front of the Quarter, and the more modern Victorian High Street with the town center runs along the back. Most places of interest and restaurants are located within a few minutes walk from the Quarter, and the top five Tulbagh wine farms are only a 5-minute drive away.
Tulbagh is 120km North West of Cape Town, hidden within the beautiful Breede River valley, below the peak of the Groot Winterhoek Mountain, the start of the mighty Cedarburg range. Tulbagh is in the Cape Winelands and has its very own wine route – The Tulbagh Wine Route. The town is also the start of the famous Route 62, which stretches 160 km through the valley to Montagu, and then on through the Karoo to Oudtshoorn.
The Tulbagh Wine Route in the Cape Winelands has become both a popular and prominent attraction in the valley and is an important part of the Cape Winelands. Tulbagh's 15 wine estates are regular recipients of awards from around the world. Although many cultivars are grown here, we are in 'Shiraz country', and the plethora of award-winning wine estates testify to the merit of this term.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TULBAGH?
Tulbagh is an ideal retreat in any season. Experience the diverse seasons in Tulbagh with snow-capped peaks in winter, wild flowers in spring, gorgeous summer days and balmy evenings in autumn.
THE HISTORY OF TULBAGH
Settled in 1700, Tulbagh has a rich history, and boasts some of the most beautiful examples of early Cape architecture. After the devastating earthquake of 1969, Tulbagh was skilfully restored according to a surviving 1861 photograph, blessing Church Street with 32 National monuments, and the rest was history. A stroll down Church Street gives an authentic glimpse of an 18th Century Cape village.
TULBAGH'S FAUNA & FLORA
Nestled between the towering mountain ranges of the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Saronsberg, Tulbagh has always been celebrated for the stunning beauty of its setting. A diverse flora is abundant all over the valley, with Proteas, Resteo and Buchu growing wild in the mountains and even on the side of the road. It is a place to come to enjoy the magnificent scenery and go hiking, mountain biking, horse riding or fishing. More information is provided under ‘See and do’.