Tulbagh Historical Tour

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From $135.08

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Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Situated in the Tulbagh Valley bounded by the Witsenberg in the East, The Winterhoek range in the north and the Sarons, Obiekwa and Waterval (waterfall) mountains in the west. This fertile valley with two prominent rivers running through it, the north flowing Berg River and the south- flowing Breede Riverand has a long history dating back further than 1699, named after Dutch Cape Colony Govenor Ryk Tulbagh originally called Het Land van Waveren. This basin has been inhabited by the Khoi and Bushman people for thousands of years. A Dutch Reformed church was built in 1743 for the congregation, The Drostdy (magistrates) residence was built in 1806, designed by architect Louis Thibault, located 4km`s north of the town and is now a museum which exhibits fine period furniture and porcelain. Apart from the many beautiful sites and old buildings Tulbagh is well known for its Church Street and the magnificent old restored buildings many of which were destroyed buildings by the 1969 earthquake.

What's Included

All entrance fees are included

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Bainskloof Pass
Remains an engineering master piece and a National Monument designed and constructed by Scotsman Andrew Geddes Bain – providing access to the hinterland beyond the mountains, became the official ‘Gateway to the North’, over which countless wagons creaked their way to the diamond and gold fields, it offers magnificent vistas, indigenous and unique flora and fauna, crystal-clear rock. A National Monument, the magnificent Pass remains a well-travelled attraction and offers unsurpassed vistas, indigenous and unique flora and fauna, crystal-clear rock pools, camp sites and hiking trails originally built with convict labor.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

 Perfect Place Bistro, Coffee & Antique Shop ( wellington )

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Drostdy Museum
The Drostdy Museum was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected.

The first Landdrost to be appointed to this district was Johannes Theophilus Rhenius and he was assisted by a board of burger heemraden and subordinates like secretary and a gaoler as well as many slaves. From 1827 the Drostdy was occupied by the civil commissioner who, with the resident magistrate, replaced the board of Landdrost and heemraden when they were abolished by the British colonial government.

In 1846 the government sold the Drostdy and the property was subdivided. In 1855 the former Drostdy was bought by the Steyn family and it remained in the hands of this family until 1939 when it was bought by the government of the Union of South Africa for the purpose of establishing a museum.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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