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  • Tulbagh


    Tulbagh is one of South Africa’s oldest rural villages and is bordered by mountains on three sides. Obiqua, Winterhoek and the Witzenberg mountains will give you a breathtaking view. Located in a fertile, serene, wine-producing valley, Tulbagh is a hidden gem. The famous Church Street is having the highest concentration of national monuments in the country, to be specific 32! A strawl through Church Street takes you 300 years back in time.


    In Tulbagh every season has its own beauty. The flora and fauna will excite the senses. The colours of the seasons will amaze you. Explore the winelands, stop for winetasting at world famous cellars, visit an olive farm or just enjoy a picknick.


    The nearby Matroosberg reserve is known for its snowfall during winter, a must see and close to our place.


    Please come and explore our beautiful village, enjoy the friendly atmosphere, only 90 minutes away from Cape Town! We advise you to make the African Tulip your home and stay at least 2 nights to experience all that our area has to offer.

  • Witzenberg valley activities

    Witzenberg valley activities






    14 February: Vrolikheid : Valentine Open Air Movie Night


    14 March: Vrolikheid : Choir, Art, Culture and Food


    17-19 March: Absa Cape Epic


    28 March: Ramkikie Hanepoot Market


    30 May, Tulbagh Vintage & Vine


    20 & 21 June, Tulbagh, 21st Christmas in Winter Festival


    18 July, Mandela Day


    12 September, Tulbagh, 2nd Day at the Duckrace






    With a maximum drive of one hour you can find different golf courses in the area. For reservations and enquiries please contact the Golf Club.


    Ceres Golf Club

    About 25 minutes drive from the African Tulip Guesthouse


    Wellington Golf Club

    About 35 minutes drive from the African Tulip Guesthouse


    Worcester Golf Club

    About 45 minutes drive from the African Tulip Guesthouse


    Paarl Golf Club

    About 55 minutes drive from the African Tulip Guesthouse


    Pearl Valley Golf

    About one hour drive from the African Tulip Guesthouse

  • Bucket list

    Bucket list

    The historic village of Tulbagh is one to visit all year round. Being a part of the Witzenberg valley it’s also very central to explore the area.


    In Tulbagh you will find the following activities:

    - Historic walks and buildings in the centre of town

    - One of the oldest museums in the country: Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

    - World famous wine cellars and their vineyards

    - Oakhurst Olives

    - Tulbagh Dried Fruit

    - Different types of good restaurants for lunch and dinner

    - Beautiful nursery

    - Hiking trails

    - Horse trails

    The most breathtaking views, different and beautiful in every season of the year.


    For the adventurous:

    - Ceres Zipline Adventures

    - Mountainbike trails



    - West Coast National Park

    - Ceres Mountain Fynbos nature reserve

    - Inverdoorn Game Reserve

    - Aquila Game Reserve

    - Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve

    Must visit:

    - Riebeeck Kasteel

  • Scenic daytrips from the guesthouse

    Scenic daytrips from the guesthouse

    Thanks to one of our collegues in Tourism we can share those scenic daytrip routes with you.



    Exploring to the North-West:


    Exploring a short scenic route:


    Exploring to the South:


    Exploring the Tankwa Karoo with a 4x4:

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