Activities On Offer

We offer a variety of activities, both on the farm and in the Tulbagh Valley and surrounding areas.  Private transfers can also be arranged. Below are the details and prices of activities and excursions to ensure that you get the most out of your stay at Duikersdrift.

Please note that all Covid Protocols will be enforced at Duikersdrift in Accordance with Government Policies

ON-SITE ACTIVITIES

The following activities are available on the farm

Mountain biking (Duikersdrift has bikes for adults and children OR bring your own)

Follow trails through the farm, link to other farms or travel the valley

Hiking

Follow trails through the farm

Bird-watching

The variety of habitats on the farm make it a haven for birds, from grassland to wetland species and the raptors above.

Fishing (catch & release) 

We have rods for your use

Rustic Farm Tennis

Equipment available

Farm Croquet

Equipment available

Olives and grape picking (in season – March to May)

If you happen to be on the farm during the harvest, and are interested in learning about the process, why not join in and help collect the Duikersdrift grapes and olives for production of wine, jams, preserves, olive oil and table-olive products.

Receive a free Duikersdrift olive product per bucket collected!

Duikersdrift Parkrun

Every Saturday morning at 8am, take part in the free 5km trail across

Duikersdrift for one of the most scenically spectacular Parkruns in the country. Your time will be recorded but the trail can be run or walked at whatever pace suits.  All ages welcome.

Picnics

Picnics are available from the Obiqua Café Restaurant and are ideal for taking along on any of the activities (regrettably we cannot offer picnics before 11am on Saturdays). They can be enjoyed at any number of picnic benches on the farm or on a blanket on the lawn or along the farm pathways and trails.

Off-site activities

These Duikersdrift guided tours are available by prior arrangement and some are season and weather dependent. For updated pricing, please contact Duikersdrift Reservations.

Historical Walking Tour of Tulbagh (2-3 hours)

This tour is conducted in the village a mere 5-minute drive from Duikersdrift. On arrival, you will be met by your guide specialising in local history and embark on a leisurely walk down Church Street, renowned for having the highest density of national monuments in one street in the country. Take photos of the beautiful architecture and visit various points of interest, including the Oude Kerk Museum that comprises 3 different buildings, namely the Old Church that is the oldest functioning church in its original form in the country, the Earthquake Museum (documenting the devastating 1969 quake that destroyed much of the town and the rebuild that followed), and then a traditional Cape Dutch Pioneer Cottage that provides a view of domestic life 200 years ago.

This tour will offer insights into the early pioneers, the architecture, and the history of the town as an early outpost of the Cape Colony.
The tour will end with a short drive to the Oude Drostdy Winery and Museum. This was the early magistrates court and jail of the village.

Sundowners Over the Tulbagh Valley (2-3 hours)

This tour is conducted 10-15 minutes from Duikersdrift and is only conducted late afternoon on Wednesdays & Saturdays (weather permitting). Travel to the Oudekloof Winery and embark on a scenic tractor-drawn trailer ride to the top of a hill, offering commanding views of the valley. Enjoy drinks and snacks while watching the sun set over another magical day! Return down the hill after sunset.

Vines & Olives of the Tulbagh Valley (Half day 4-5 hours)

Spend a leisurely morning or afternoon exploring the valley, visiting a number of renowned wineries and olive producers. Partake in tastings if you wish or simply just take in the sights and history of some of the older establishments that date back over 300 years. Montpellier, Saronsberg, Rijks, Theuniskraal and Waverley Hills are just some of the well-known cellars in the area while there are a few other lesser-known gems as well. The tour will be tailored to suit interests and wineries open on the day.

West Coast Spectacular (Full day 9 hours)

This tour departs after breakfast for the scenic drive westwards to the coast, passing the windfarm of Gouda and the small village of Porterville en-route. Visit the small seaside village of Eland’s Bay before heading up the coast towards Lambert’s Bay for a visit to the Bird Island Sanctuary. This houses a breeding colony of Cape Gannets, beautiful birds that dive for fish prey in the cold Atlantic waters. There are also a number of cape fur seals in the area. Proceed on inland to the charming little town of Clanwilliam, home of Rooibos, the famous South African herbal tea. Here you will visit the Rooibos factory for a tour of how they produce the tea before perhaps ambling through the town for a bit of shopping and a cup of tea / coffee.

Return to Duikersdrift late-afternoon.
A sumptuous picnic lunch will be provided on this tour.

Zip lining (2-3 hours)

Travel for 30 minutes south along the Tulbagh valley and through the spectacular Michell’s Mountain Pass to the village of Ceres for your adrenaline-filled zip-lining adventure. The Ceres Adventure Company have modern equipment and well-trained guides that will lead you through 8 zip-lines measuring 1.4km in the rugged Skurweberg Mountains, making it the longest zip-line route in Africa.

Southern Winelands Spectacular (Full day 9 hours)

Depart after breakfast along the Tulbagh valley and through the spectacular Bain’s Kloof Mountain Pass and into the town of Wellington. The main street has some interesting monuments and buildings worth noting before proceeding on to the nearby and larger town of Paarl. This historical town is named after the large rocky monolith protruding from the top of the mountain at its flank – the name being an old Dutch name for ‘Pearl’. After a drive along the main street where there are some beautiful old buildings and a winery or two, visit the Paarl monument on the hill for beautiful views of the area. Head down the hill to explore the well-known wineries of Fairview and Spice Route for cheese, chocolate, craft beer and wine tastings. Continue on to the Franschhoek valley where there is a chance to visit some more wineries. The village itself is a great place to do some shopping while the Motor Museum at the L’Ormarin’s estate houses one of the world’s largest and most valuable private collections of collectable automobiles.

Return to Duikersdrift late-afternoon.
A sumptuous picnic lunch will be provided on this tour.

Cape Town City Highlights (Full day 9 hours)

Depart early morning for the Mother City, 1,5 hours from Duikersdrift. The plan for the day will be tailored to suit individual preferences and interests and weather conditions (some activities being weather dependent). The focal area will be what is called the city bowl or area of the city north of Table Mountain (between the mountain and the harbour) and the emphasis will be on a mix of history, culture, architecture and shopping. Highlights in this area include the Cape Castle (the original Dutch Fort and the country’s oldest building), the District Six Museum, the Gold Museum, the noon-day gun (a big naval canon that fire’s at noon every day from Signal Hill), De Waterkant and Bo Kaap with its cobbled streets and colourful houses. The Company’s Garden precinct is also worth a visit. Not only is this the still-functioning original vegetable garden planted by the Dutch settllers in 1652, but the park area is also home to the South African Museum, St George’s Cathedral, the Slave Quarters, The Presidential Home ‘Tuinhuis’ and the Houses of Parliament. Table Mountain itself is also, of course, a must if the weather is good and a cable car ride to the 1000m summit will provide breath-taking views of the city. Green-market square and the V&A waterfront offer wonderful shopping opportunities for any manner of goods from local crafts to designer items.

Return to Duikersdrift late-afternoon.
A sumptuous picnic breakfast and lunch will be provided on this tour.

Cape Town Peninsula Spectacular (Full day 10+ hours)

Depart early morning for the Mother City, 1,5 hours from Duikersdrift. The plan for the day will be tailored to suit individual preferences and interests and weather conditions (some activities being weather dependent). The focal area will be to the south of Table Mountain and the emphasis will be primarily on natural scenic splendour with a view to reaching Cape Point at the most south-western point on the African continent. On the way down there will be opportunities to visit the Rhode’s Memorial and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain (rated among the top 10 gardens in the world) and the Kalk Bay small-boat harbour to see colourful fishing boats and perhaps fisherman bringing in their catch for the day. Continue south around the edge of False Bay to Simon’s Town, a naval base and home to the Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony. Here you will get to see the charming little African penguins going about their business in one of only 2 such colonies on the African mainland. Follow the scenic road along the mountainside and enter the Cape Point Nature Reserve where there is the chance of seeing some wildlife such as ostriches, baboons and various antelope. This is where you will reach Cape Point and the spectacular end of the peninsula for stunning views over the cliffs towards the lighthouse and raging ocean below.  Leave the point and move northwards up the western side of the peninsula for a truly scenic drive along the mountains starting with the spectacular Chapman’s Peak drive and culminating with going over the saddle between Lion’s Head and Table Mountain before dropping through the city bowl and making your way back home.

Return to Duikersdrift early evening.
A sumptuous picnic breakfast and lunch will be provided on this tour.

Private transfers are available

From/To Cape Town for in-house guests at an additional cost

R1000.00 one way per person 1 – 2 pax
R700.00 one way per person 2 – 4 pax

All transfers are undertaken in comfortable, air conditioned vehicles. Transfers include complimentary bottled water.
Private transfers to and from Tulbagh Village also available on request at additional cost.