Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the secluded Tulbagh Valley has its heart in the historic town of Tulbagh, with the wine route being home to many graceful old wine estates as well as modern ones, boutique wineries and micro-producers.
A scenic 90-minute drive from Cape Town, the rural village of Tulbagh lies nestled in a serene valley surrounded by magnificent mountains. The secluded Tulbagh valley is flanked on 3 sides by the Groot Winterhoek, Witzenberg, and Obiqua mountains, which houses a world-renowned and award-winning wine region. This creates dramatic vistas and towering mountains for the town, boasting no less than 32 monuments on 1 street. Enjoy serenity surrounded by vineyards growing alongside orchards and fields of wheat. The wine route is dotted with graceful old estates, interspersed with conspicuously new vineyards.
Visit any of the magnificent wine estates and sip stellar wines from the region.
Treat yourself to a delicious meal at a restaurant in town or on a wine estate.
Explore Church Street with its historic monuments repaired after an earthquake in the late 1960s.
Visit a museum to learn about the town’s rich history and experience a piece of its Victorian heritage.
Hike or mountain bike through Tulbagh’s picturesque mountain, river, and fynbos surrounds.
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Best time to go to Tulbagh Wine Route
Tulbagh experiences a Mediterranean climate with winter rains and dry summers. Spring in South Africa begins in September and marks the best time to experience the Tulbagh Wine Valley. During Spring, Tulbagh is lush with blooming proteas and fynbos flowers while the days are warm and comfortable. During the height of summer in January and February, the valley features very high temperatures. Conversely, winter brings frosty days and nights with snow-capped mountain peaks. Winter is Tulbagh’s wet season and the town is less busy, allowing you to score great deals.