Tulbagh’s glorious sunny days deserve a fantastic pool to lounge beside and cool off in, and it just so happens that Vindoux is home to one of Tulbagh’s largest pools. At 15m by 8m and 2.4m deep, the pool is perfect for dipping, diving and swimming in. Set in the beautifully manicured gardens, and surrounded by sun loungers, four poster day beds and picnic tables, this suntrap is a great place to unwind or have some fun.
The pool area is also a fantastic place to spot the wildlife in the game camp. We have one zebra, and a herd of springbok, as well as a couple of large tortoises. As these are breeding herds, you could even be lucky enough to see some newborns. Although the animals are not tame, they are getting used to seeing people, and often graze quite happily near the fence line so that you can get a good look at them. Sadly we had to rehome our wildebeest due to the drought but we are hoping to add some smaller antelope to our wildlife family in the future, so there could be new additions when you visit.
We have abundant birdlife on the farm including jackal buzzards and sparrow hawks who nest annually allowing you to get a good look at their youngsters when they start learning to fly. Here is a list of species you may see during your stay: BIRD WATCHING LIST
Wine by Bike
Make time to appreciate the beauty of our valley by seeing it at a slower pace. Vindoux’s Wine by Bike can provide bike hire for half or full days, to allow you to explore the number of farm tracks through the orchards and vines, or to visit the nearby wine farms.
Created with the essence of the seasons, we at the Gin Yard strive to produce unique blends infused with locally sourced organic ingredients. Based on a farm nestled in the mountain basin of Tulbagh, The Gin Yard was created by a father and son with a passion for creating memorable blends that capture the aromas of South Africa.”
Tulbagh Attractions within 5km
- Wine Farms
- Mountain biking
- Horse Riding
- Art Galleries
- Craft Beer
Functions & Weddings
As with everything at Vindoux we pride ourselves in providing the “personal touch” and functions are no exception. There are several beautiful spaces on the farm perfect for intimate functions, under the great oak tree, around the pool and on the game viewing deck to name but a few. Whether you want to have a vintage tea party in the garden or disco around the pool we will do our best to cater for your every need.
“The Village Hall” Function Venue
This renovated farm building near the self-catering village, makes the most of its stunning vineyard surroundings and mountain views. The Village Hall can seat up to 50 people, which makes it ideal for an intimate garden wedding, a place to celebrate a birthday or even a small conference. It is next to the Boma braai area, if you wish to cater for yourselves. Alternatively, we would be happy to provide the catering for you. We could also assist you in your party plans by providing the décor for you, or you could simply hire the hall as it is. We also have a small beduin tent available to hire.