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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Tulbagh August 1st 2015

Before I continue, I should explain who's who. Lindsey's parents are Gandalf and Sharon. Lindsey's sisters and Alison and Claire. Alison is engaged to Nathan and Claire has a boyfriend, Grant. One evening Grant announced it was likely to snow on Saturday, near a place called Tulbagh. He wondered if we'd like to see it. We said "yes". It is funny how excited South Africans get at the prospect of snow. Tulbagh is a small town in a huge valley, formed from the confluence of several mountain ranges, about an hour and a half's drive North West of Cape Town. Lindsey and I chose to take the route that looked most scenic (from the map) - Bain's Kloof Pass. It was an absolutely delightful road to travel: an excellent surface, clear traffic and absolutely breathtaking scenery. ... read more
Bain's Kloof Pass
Tulbagh Church Street

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Tulbagh October 17th 2012

this for the wine lovers, the have the best wine, and honestly the stronest as well, is a very beautiful place, it a must visit place... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Tulbagh May 27th 2012

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 ... read more
Stone Angel
Fruit trees in blossom
A wine barrel

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Tulbagh February 19th 2011

Barbara & John’s Newsletter on Route 62/Wine Route/Little Karoo The last week or so has taken us through numerous mountain passes with some wonderful scenery. The weather during this time has varied from the hot to the too bloody hot (40 degrees+). Our first stop was at Tulbagh, where we stayed in a spacious house, called Dreamcatcher. Tulbagh is small, charming and picturesque, sitting below the stunning Witsenberg mountain range. We had an evening meal at the Reader’s restaurant, outside, overlooking the local open cricket ground, as the sun was setting; a very nice way to end the day. I had antelope while Barbara had a bobotie; a Malay Dutch speciality. This was in Church St, which contains some very old and pretty thatched Dutch buildings dating from the 17th century. We had a day driving ... read more
Ceres Valley from Gydos Pass
Mountain Boulders from Witzenberg valley
Church St Tulbagh

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