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.