Pool & Game Viewing
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:
Our gym has all you need to keep the holiday flab at bay, including a good selection of cardio equipment and weights. Use of the gym is free for Vindoux guests.
Wine by Bike Cycle Hire
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. Our hire includes helmets and water, and our bikes have specially designed wine carriers attached to them for you to easily transport your purchases.
Our large dam across the road from the main farm is stocked with carp, not every fishermans choice, but nice for some easy angling. It is also home to countless species of birds, including Fish Eagles, Blue Cranes and many waterfowl species. Please note that due to the current water situation we cannot guarantee that fishing will be possible. Please enquire on arrival.
In the Area
Vindoux is not only surrounded by some of the finest wine farms in the Cape but also a mere 5km from the historical town of Tulbagh. Made famous by the restoration of Church Street following the 1969 earthquake, it is now home to the street containing the most national monuments in one street in South Africa. You will also find lovely shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries to keep you busy! To visit the Tulbagh Tourism website click here