Tulbagh, Western Cape


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May 27th 2012
Published: May 27th 2012
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A beautiful old church
Towards the end of winter 2011, we took a day trip to Tulbagh, a quiet town in the Boland, and about one-and-a-half hours drive from Cape Town. It certainly is an enchanting place, located in a valley and surrounded by mountains.

The town was hit by an earthquake in 1969. The tremor was felt in Cape Town, where I lived at the time. A number of historical buildings were devastated, but some survived and are national monuments. Here's a picture of the church. We also walked through the graveyard, and saw some amazing graves.

The fruit trees were in blossom and they were so pretty.

There are a number of wine farms around Tulbagh, and we visited Twee Jongezellen , who are well known for their sparkling wine. After sampling some crisp, cold bubbly, we were compelled to buy a few bottles.

The day out was well worth the drive and it was like going back in time to see the old buildings.


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