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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
One of the most intimate ways of staying a night or more in the open, Caravan Parks are for guests willing to get closer to nature. There are also often a host of activities from canoes, fishing and hiking trails depending on the destination.If you have your very own caravan, this makes it the perfect choice for your trip as you will be able to make the most out of your budget. This form of accommodation is ideal for those on a budget, couples, small groups of friends and families.