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    unwind in the winelands

    We partnered with influencer Jade Robertson to help us discover Tulbagh.

    unwind in the winelands

    As part of Capitec’s #LiveBetter experiences, we have uncovered some of the best spots around 3 of our major cities for a weekend away. This week we’re in the Tulbagh Valley.

    Not based in Cape Town? Don’t worry, Capitec clients also get discounts on flights with Travelstart.

    Friday – Arrive in Tulbagh

    The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel

    accommodation – the tulbagh boutique heritage hotel

    Ease into the weekend in luxury. This 4-star hotel is centrally located on historical Church Street and boasts a main building that dates back to 1859. Get rid of the week’s stress; indulge in a massage or treatment at the in-house spa or relax with a craft beer or gin cocktail in the wine bar.

    T 023 230 0071 or visit their website.

    Readers Restuarant

    dinner – readers restaurant

    Satisfy your hunger and tantilise your taste buds; indulge in a meal in one of Tulbagh’s oldest houses. Built in 1754, Readers Restaurant offers local and international cuisine. Chef Carol Collins draws inspiration from fresh local produce to create a dynamic menu that changes regularly. If you want a more unique experience, opt for a personal menu created specifically to suit your needs. 

    T 023 230 0087 or visit their website.

    Saturday – Enjoy the town

    The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel

    breakfast – the tulbagh boutique heritage hotel

    Start your day with a mouth-watering breakfast. Whether you follow a gluten-free, varied or vegan diet, the menu at the Olive Terrace Bistro, located at The Tulbagh, is created using locally sourced seasonal produce and caters to all tastes. Plan your day’s activities with a cup of coffee next to the fireplace or take in the mountain landscape from the terrace. 

    T 023 230 0071 or visit their website.

    Mountain Biking - The Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel

    mountain biking – the tulbagh boutique heritage hotel

    Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Tulbagh is the ideal place for a mountain bike adventure. Hire a bicycle from The Tulbagh, and get a free safety helmet and route map. The easy route takes you on a tour of local wine estates, while a more difficult route takes you up into the valley.  

    T 023 230 0071 or visit their website.


    lunch – paddagang

    Recharge with lunch in a cosy and casual setting. The restaurant is set back from the street in a Cape Dutch building, giving it a homely atmosphere. Paddagang is known for serving traditional South African cuisine, like waterblommetjie-bredie, bobotie and malva pudding, and offers a wide selection of local wines to pair with your meal.

    T 072 128 7356

    Oakhurst Olives

    olive tasting – oakhurst olives

    Savour the award-winning flavours of the Tulbagh Valley. Visit Lemoendrif farm where the Du Toit family produces extra virgin olive oil, Kalamata table olives and natural green olives. Enjoy a tutored olive tasting or if you feel more adventurous, test your culinary skills in a masterclass with leading chefs in the Tasting Centre and Test Kitchen.  

    T 023 230 0842 or visit their website.

    Oudekloof Wine Estate

    dinner – oudekloof wine estate

    End the day with a 5-course meal prepared by a gourmet chef, while watching the sun set over the mountains at the breathtaking Oudekloof Wine Estate. The estate practices sustainable farming and is set on 340 hectares, half of which is dedicated to the preservation of the indigenous flora and fauna.  

    T 082 440 9459  or visit their website.


    accommodation – oudekloof wine estate

    Enjoy a tranquil stay at the foot of the Oudekloof pass. Oudekloof can accommodate guests on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis. Choose between the Cape Dutch-style main house or one of 5 restored labourer cottages where guests can help themselves to the seasonal herbs, fruit and vegetables from the garden.

    T 082 440 9459  or visit their website.

    Sunday – Say goodbye

    Things I Love

    breakfast – things i love

    Get the right start to your day; enjoy a hearty breakfast made using homegrown ingredients or scones served with handmade butter and homemade preserves. Browse the quirky art gallery, gift and décor shops for a delicious treat or memento to take home before you head out for the day’s activities. 

    T 023 230 1742 or visit their website.

    Ceres Zip Slide Adventures

    ziplining – ceres zip slide adventures

    Go on a zipline tour and take in the spectacular rock formations of the Schurweberg mountains outside Ceres. 2 guides will take you on 8 slides, each varying from 100 – 290m in length, totalling 1.4km. This epic family-friendly adventure is a must for outdoor enthusiasts! 

    T 079 245 0354  or visit their website.

    Sixteen 99

    lunch – sixteen 99

    Round off a memorable weekend in Tulbagh with a delicious lunch at this relaxed family restaurant. Choose from traditional South African dishes or tackle one of their tasty burgers and gourmet milkshakes. 

    T 023 230 0047

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