Things To Do
Visitors may now enjoy a wide range of excellent wines, produced by the various estates and private cellars, which have received a string of national and international accolades - including Diners Club Winemaker of the Year and a healthy spread of gold and double gold Veritas awards.
Murludi Hiking Trails
Murludi Hiking Trails offers a two route hike, (4km & 10km) with fynbos & birdlife.
The routes are in the Northern part of the Tulbagh Valley and have some of the finest views of the valley. The walking trails cross mountain streams quite a few times and there is no shortage of fresh water to drink. The routes are interesting and ever changing.
This is just another experience of the beauty of nature and the Tulbagh Valley.
Contact: 083 461 9378
Join us to experience a soul-restoring horseback adventure, suitable for all levels and abilities. In fact you don't even need to ride to "feel good inside:, join us to learn about The Horse and you may just be surprised .
Saddle up and unwind while you explore the scenic Tulbagh Valley countryside on the back of a well trained horse, we have a horse trail to suit everyone.
Our nature trails take a step back in time as you ride through vineyards and wheat fields to reach the contour paths at the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains.
Come and taste handmade Belgian Chocolates in "Die Land Van Waveren" shop in one of the historic houses in Church Street.
Weather permitting, you can sit outside on the old fashioned "stoep" and experience the slow town feeling of the life in Church Streeet We offer a chocolate tasting with coffee, tea, brandy, port, Amarula or Hanepoot.
Cape Country Weddings
This beautiful country wedding guide and honeymoon planner is for couples planning the perfect country wedding, honeymoon or romantic vacation, covering the beautiful countryside of the Western Cape. Cape Country Weddings have a certain charm you do not find anywhere else.
We hope you have lots of fun browsing through our list of professional service providers and may you find just what you need!
Mountain Biking and Bike Rental
Schalkenbosch is a proud sponsor of the Tulbagh MTB Club, providing cyclists access to exclusive routes on the estate. You can access the Estate by purchasing a permit from the Shell garage in town. Once you have the permit you can ride throughout the marked trails in Tulbagh.
Tulbagh MTB Club has worked hard to give you access to tracks from the local landowners. Please treat their property with respect and do not litter.
You may not ride on Schalkenbosch without a permit.
Hiring a mountain bike from the Tulbagh Hotel, we will provide you with a map, detailing suggested routes of varying length and difficulty. The easy routes will take you wine tasting and for the energetic you can continue, passing dams and orchards of soft fruits, up towards the head of the valley. As you climb higher the effort is rewarded by majestic views along the valley, framed by mountains on 3 sides.
Ceres Zip Slide
This new "foefieslide" adventure is situated in the lovely mountains surrounding the Ceres Valley. A mere 1.5 hours' drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect breakaway from the hectic city life!
Our Ceres Zip slide Tour offers 8 slides, totalling a length of 1.4km - this is the longest tour in Africa! The amazing rock formations and river form a perfect backdrop to a fun-, adrenaline-filled adventure! The surrounding Skurweberg Mountains forms a picturesque backdrop to your journey.
Tulbagh Horse Trails
Beautiful scenic out rides on our 271h working fruit farm, Vrolikheid on the Winterhoek Road. Well schooled horses, personal attention, and rides provided in small groups will make this an experience not to be missed out on.
For young and old, this will be a fun and enjoyable experience in the beauty of nature.
Contact: 082 691 0020
The charming historical town of Tulbagh is in the winelands of the Boland in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Part of the Witzenberg municipal region, immediate neighbouring towns are Gouda, Wolseley, Ceres and Prince Alfred's Hamlet. Towns such as Wellington, Malmesbury, Paarl, Franschhoek, Riebeek Valley, Piketberg, Porterville, Rawsonville, Worcester and Stellenbosch are within three quarters of an hour's drive from the valley and Cape Town is only 120km distant.
The valley was first discovered by European settlers in 1658 and land grants were made to 14 farming families in 1700. The town itself was developed in 1743 when the museum church was built. Post the 1969 earthquake every historic home in Church Street was painstakingly restored to its original glory. These 32 buildings now constitute the largest concentration of National Monuments in a single street in South Africa.