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About Tulbagh

A beautiful heritage town that blossomed out of an earthquake disaster, Tulbagh is situated in a valley labelled ‘Het land van Waveren’ (the country of Waveren) by a Dutch governor who travelled here in 1699. Waveren... Show more

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4.5 out of 5

Anja Brushett

The peacefulness in Tulbagh.

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Tulbagh Reviews

Anja Brushett
27 February 2019

The peacefulness in Tulbagh.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
02 January 2019

History of Tulbagh.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Philip Jansen
17 August 2018

Paddagang Restuarant, Churchstreet, Surrounding farms and mountains.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Brian Cook
15 August 2018

Secret Falls and Montpellier wine farm.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about Tulbagh

A beautiful heritage town that blossomed out of an earthquake disaster, Tulbagh is situated in a valley labelled ‘Het land van Waveren’ (the country of Waveren) by a Dutch governor who travelled here in 1699. Waveren was a prominent family from Amsterdam at the time. The governor granted land to Dutch families and a village developed over time.

Tulbagh is named after a later governor of the Cape, Ryk Tulbagh, an intellectual and popular leader with the people. The town is deep in a valley ringed by 5 separate mountains ranges, the perfect environment for the growing of wheat, deciduous fruit and grapevines.

In 1969 Tulbagh experienced a massive earthquake of roughly 4.5 in magnitude (6.3 on the Richter scale), and much of the town was destroyed. It took a few forward-thinkers to realise that a restoration project rather than a rebuild should follow and an entire road of beautiful Cape Dutch-style homes were... Show more