Culture & Art

Church Street Museums

Travel back in time over 300 years… Tulbagh is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Swellendam) dating back to the early 1700s. Charming Church Street boasts the largest number of Cape Dutch, Edwardian and Victorian provincial heritage sites in one street in South Africa, all lovingly restored post the devastating earthquake of 1969.

Earthquake museum

Victorian House

Oude Kerk

+27 23 2301 375

Art Gallery at Saronsberg

Saronsberg Cellar nurtures a unique artistic heritage of South Africa and continuously extends this heritage with new influences in order to evolve within a changing society. The collection features three unique characteristics: it hosts a diverse South African art historical record, secondly, it displays artworks in a unique and intimate way and finally it offers a significant sculptural component. The collection spans from early twentieth century South African history, Modernistic pieces influenced by indigenous cultures and Europe, such as Bettie-Cilliers Barnard and Walter Battiss, the Polly street centre era featuring Sydney Khumalo, to modern Contemporary fine artists such as Robert Hodgins, Norman Catherine, William Kentridge, Colbert Mashile, Angus Taylor, Diane Victor and many more.

 (0)23 230 0707

Art Gallery at Krone

The KRONE x WHATIFTHEWORLD gallery offers an immersive experience celebrating African contemporary art, set in the bucolic winelands’ town of Tulbagh. With over 300 years of history, Twee Jonge Gezellen is at the apex of heritage and innovation; the interior design is inspired by its rich heritage, housed in the original architecture. The white, weathered Cape Dutch buildings are surrounded by vineyards, which fan up the Saronsberg Mountains; a big open-skied landscape for your eyes to devour. The artist residency programme, hosted in the heart of this working wine farm, offers both a space for quiet moments of contemplation as well as moments of wild intensity—a time to push boundaries while taking in new horizons.

023 230 0680

Made In Tulbagh

Founded to showcase and platform the talents and abundance of the valley.Made in Tulbagh is known for the best coffee, Terbodore no less, and pie in town. Come and enjoy while browsing around in our beautifully curated store. We offer a variety of locally designed and crafted products, such as handmade silver jewelry and ceramics; leather work; designer hemp clothing, kiddie wear made from bold repurposed fabrics, warm winter knit ware and other unique fashion items and accessories. We also stock homeware and body products locally produced.On the deli side we have the best local wines, all at cellar prices, a selection of gourmet cheeses to pare with our pickles and preserves.The perfect place to buy a gift or spoil yourself!

082 564 9338

Tarzan Shoes

Tarzan shoes are known for comfortable, quality, genuine leather footwear. Most of our manufacturing is still done by hand, and special treatment is given to each shoe. The founder and director of Tarzan Shoes, Johan Olde-Olthof, arrived in South Africa in May 1965 and decided to site his factory in the Tulbagh valley. In the beginning, this little operation was producing 50 pairs of shoes a day. They were made completely by hand. Through Johan’s determination, Tarzan Shoes was able to grow to a world renowned expert on quality South African leather shoes. Now our production is 750 pairs of shoes per day. We pride ourselves that the quality of our product is still the same—with only the highest grade leather used and most of the production still done by hand. Come and see for yourself the quality and price of Tarzan Shoes …

023 230 1083

The Lucky Penny

A wonderful collection of items from vintage clothing to handmade jewelry. Owner and creator Elke Le Roux has made the perfect shop to find something you want everytime!

Montpellier Wine Estate Tel: 082 334 4334

Oude Drostdy

This national heritage site was built in 1804 and is currently operated as a museum, wedding, functions and events venue. De Oude Drostdy is an icon in Tulbagh with a rich history. The building was restored to its original state after the devastating earthquake in 1969. The lush gardens with a backdrop of the Winterhoek and Witzenberg Mountains, lends itself to a perfect setting for weddings, picnics and any outdoor events. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea on the stoep or in one of the grand rooms.

087 551 3269

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