5 Places to go in and around Tulbagh – where to eat, sleep and play in Tulbagh
Tulbagh is a wonderful historical little village in the Western Cape, South Africa. Known as the Valley of abundance, you can see why.
Situated close to Cape Town is perfect for a day trip or a weekend away. The majestic mountain escarpment which in winter maybe snow-capped the perfect serine backdrop to wonderful adventures. The Cape Dutch houses in town have a old-world charm but are fitted with modern day luxuries for a comfortable stay. There are activities for all interests, tastes, and budgets.
I have put together a list 5 Child friendly activities, restaurants, wine farms, accommodation and places to go while in Tulbagh. There is so much to do in Tulbagh and neighbouring villages and countryside.
Raise a glass of MCC at Krone
Krone is one of my favourite Methode Cap Classique (MCC- is a South African Sparkling wine made in the traditional method. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle. In the same what Champagne is only made in Champagne – this is South Africa’s version)
Krone is Vintage-only Méthode Cap Classique, produced on Twee Jonge Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh. The producers of Krone believe that each wine produced should tell a story and this is reflected in the wine tasting room and their service.
There are various tasting options available. They also sell wine by the glass, if you have a favourite MCC and just want to sit and relax enjoying your favourite vino.
On days with sunny weather, sit upstairs on the roof top tasting room and soak in the atmosphere. When the weather is cooler, huddle by the indoor fireplace.
Find out more by visiting their website : https://kronemcc.com/visit/
Be more cultured, view art and sip wine at Saronsberg
Saronsberg is a wine estate that produces exceptional wine, particularly known for their Shiraz. Saronsberg is a firm favourite for those visiting the area and not trip to Tulbagh is complete without a stop off at this wine farm.
The Cellar and Tasting room is design is Contempory with natural textures. Above the tasting room is a Contempory/ modern art gallery. Get a glass of Shiraz (Highly recommend the Seismic) and peruse art works and sculptures. There are various sculptures on the open lawn at Saronsberg.
We love to visit and sit on the lawn. Children can play on the lawn and enjoy the vast spaces. Saronsberg has been designed in a way that you feel the openness and vastness of the countryside. The perfect setting to sit and drink in nature.
There is accommodation at Saronsberg . Lovely little cottages.
Find out more about Saronsberg here: https://www.saronsberg.com/
Walk with the fairies at Montpellier.
Montpellier is a magical escape. As you enter the gates of this wine estate leave your earthly worries behind. Explore the wild garden and forests on the property or Climb the ladders into the tree tops. I felt like I was stepping into the pages of “The Secret Garden”
Wine tasting and pizza are served in a Glass house which gives it a “other worldly – fay like feel”. You literally “follow the music to the wine”. Horse graze in the paddocks and you will be come mates with the friendly “Tasting room” dogs, who enjoy sunbathing and the occasional pat.
This is a dream wedding venue for a Bohemian bride. The chapel on the estate is something out of a dream. Set on top of a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding country side ( I can only imagine the photo opportunities)
Montpellier was one of my daughters favourite destinations. She kept asking to go back to the Fairy garden.
Visit their website for more information on Accommodation and weddings: https://www.montpellier.co.za/
Rest and relax at Raptors Rise
Raptors Rise is an ideal spot to make your base camp while visiting Tulbagh. It is situated out of the town but close to may interesting attractions. Nestled in the Tulbagh valley with the mountain vista as your backdrop , you can leave all your stress behind.
The self-catering units are equipped with everything you require to make your stay comfortable.
Watching the sunrise over the mountains , rolling mist in the paddocks while sipping on my coffee was a welcome change to my usual routine.
Wandering through the neighbouring vineyards, visiting the sheep in the paddocks and watching the Raptors fly over head was a soothing balm to my Covid weary soul.
Raptors Rise is child friendly. Their family unit is ideal for those traveling with children. Loads of space for the kids to run and play on his working farm.
Visit their website here : https://www.raptorrise.co.za/
Picnic at Waverley Hills.
Summer is on its way! Take advantage of the Summer sunshine with a Picnic at Waverley Hills.
Waverley Hills is a 100% organic wine farm in Wolseley just a few kilometers from Tulbagh.
Their garden is a must visit for those who have a green thumb. The natural Flora includes fynbos and proteas. I loved walking around their garden learning about the biodiversity on the farm.
"Waverley Hills wines are organically certified by ECOCERT, based in France, but conducts inspections in over 80 countries making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. They stipulate that no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides may be used, in order to protect the environment and to produce grapes and olives as environmentally-friendly and healthy as possible."
Find out more here : https://waverleyhills.co.za/
Tulbagh is also the perfect wedding destination. My husband and I actually got married in Tulbagh. So the town has a special place in our hearts. It was lovely to return and reminisce.
For more information on Tulbagh visit : https://www.tulbaghtourism.co.za/
Special Note: The alcohol consumption age in South Africa is 18 Years of age. Consume alcohol responsibly and Don’t drink and drive!