Every year Tulbagh plays host to the following events and festivals:
- Mid May
- End June
- End July
- Early September
- Last weekend of every month
Night Harvesting Festival at Twee Jonge Gezellen Wine Estate
Tulbagh Food and Wine Show/Goes Dutch
The Shark motorcycle rally
Christmas in Winter festival where we deck the streets with decorations and gluewein is the order of the day.
Crayfish & Wine celebration at Montpellier
Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival. Celebrating the arts in all its forms including from fine art and sculpture to classical music, visual arts and visiting exhibitions.
Tulbagh Horse and Wild Flower Show where the valley showcases two of its prized and most beautiful assets.
Summer Elegance at Twee Jonge Gezellen Wine Estate
Farmers Market at Things I Love. Offers tasting of the local wines, olives and produce, with decadent delights, as well as arts and crafts. +27 (0) 23 230 1742
Southern Cederberg (7 hours)
Take a circular self drive day trip of the Southern Cedarberg, stopping to appreciate the bushman rock art and awesome rock formations at the Stadsal complex.
4 Mountain Passes Drive (4 hours)
The 4 Mountain Passes self-drive via Wellington and Ceres takes in the spectacular Nuwe Kloof, Bains Kloof, Mitchell’'s Pass and Gydo pass mountain pass, stopping for a picnic amongst the rock pools and waterfalls.
See the Big Five during a day trip safari in a bushfeld environment at Aquila safari. www.aquilasafari.com
(+27) 021 4998
Get taken to the top of the Matroosburg, the tallest peak of the Witzenburg range - it's our own little Switzerland!
+27 (0)23 312 2282
+27 (0)72 295 2978
FOOD & DRINK
Foodies and wine lovers are in for a treat as there’s lots on offer in the Tulbagh Valley. Visit our Wine and Dining pages for more detailed information about restaurants and wine estates.
Here’s a ‘taste’ of what’s on offer…
- Tulbagh Wine Route
- Tulbagh Olive Route
- Moniki Chocolates
- Visit Kimilili Cheese Estate
- Visit Tulbagh Dried Fruit
- Picknikki for lovely pre-packed picnics
Enjoy long lunches and lovely dinners at a different restaurant every day for a week!
Sample the wines of the Tulbagh Wine Route and its 15 estates, all open to the public for tasting and sales. Many have lovely cellars and encourage picnicking in the grounds.
Let your taste buds explore the Tulbagh Olive Route and see how olive oil is made at: Groote Vallei: Award winning olives and oil. +27 (0)23 230 0660 De Heuvel: Olives & oil. +27 (0)23 230 175 Waverley Hills: Organic farm and restaurant. +27 (0)23 231 0003 Bucks Ridge: Olives & oil. +27 (0)23 230 1160
offering exquisite handcrafted chocolates with coffee or wine tastings on one of the most beautiful farms in the valley. The farm has lovely elevated views over Tulbagh, which you can take in over a cup of freshly ground coffee and a cabernet truffle www.schoonderzicht.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +27 (0)23 230 0673
Visit Kimilili Cheese Estate during weekday mornings and experience the traditional cheese making process. Afterwards guests can taste and buy these award-winning handcrafted farmhouse cheeses. www.kimililifarm.co.za, email@example.com, +27 (0)23 231 1509/3
Visit Tulbagh Dried Fruit (a working farm) during the week and take a free tour to see how fruit is harvested and dried on mats in the sun. The farm shop sells all local products and delicacies. firstname.lastname@example.org, +27 (0)23 230 0960
Picknikki for lovely pre-packed picnics and a fantastic choice of wine estates on which to enjoy them. +27 (0) 23 230 1375
SHOPPING IN TULBAGH
- Explore the art galleries, antique shops and junk shops, as well as the home industry in Church Street
- Buy a pair of quality handcrafted leather shoes & boots at Tarzan Shoe Factory
- Discover the wealth of home industry and unique boutiques and gift shops in the village