Encompassed, but for the southern side, by the Obiqua, Winterhoek and Witzenberg Mountains, the town and its surrounds are protected from the summer South-Easter yet cooled by the breeze that flows in where the mountains give way to a natural gateway. In winter, the mountain range is often dusted with snow – a beautiful sight on a crisp, clear day.
The historic town boasts South Africa’s biggest cluster of Cape Dutch, Edwardian and Victorian provincial heritage buildings on any one street (Church St). The craft and gift shops are ideal for browsing, and there are a number of quaint restaurants in the town. Tulbagh was the site of the country’s most significant earthquake in 1969, after which an extensive and highly successful restoration project allowed the village to retain its historic feel.
Twee Jonge Gezellen is in the north west corner of the valley with a jaw-dropping view of the Saronsberg Mountain and the Tulbagh Valley from the tasting room deck.
Tulbagh has a diversity of accommodation on offer, is a popular destination for weddings and is also famed for the annual Tulbagh Arts Festival, held in Spring, as well as a calendar of markets and seasonal celebrations. Twee Jonge Gezellen hosts several exciting annual events during the year. For more information visit our calendar.