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.
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.
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.
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.