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Vacation rentals in Tulbagh

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Popular amenities for Tulbagh vacation rentals

Stay near Tulbagh's top sights

The Tulbagh Hotel17 locals recommend
Spar - Tulbagh8 locals recommend
Paddagang Eethuis En Fijne Wijne7 locals recommend
Olive Terrace Bistro8 locals recommend
Things I Love4 locals recommend
Readers Restaurant8 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Tulbagh

Total rentals

60 properties

Rentals with a pool

40 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

20 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

910 reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Tulbagh

All About Tulbagh

Surrounded by soaring mountains, this South African town is located in the Western Cape region around 1.5 hours northeast of Cape Town. Dating back to the 1700s, Tulbagh is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, and the city streets are steeped in history with an intriguing mixture of Cape Dutch, Edwardian, and Victorian provincial heritage sites. The town’s main drag, Church Street, is home to an 18th-century church built by the Dutch East India Company, as well as historic buildings that now house museums, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques.

Head out to one of the 15 wineries just outside of town to try an array of local wines and farm fresh meals, or stop by one of the local microbreweries to try craft beers on tap.

If you want to explore some of Western Cape’s spectacular scenery, Tulbagh provides easy access to several hiking trails, ranging from short, easy hikes to six-mile treks through mountain fynbos that offer tantalizing views of the surrounding countryside along the way.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tulbagh

Tulbagh experiences four distinct seasons. Since it’s located in the southern hemisphere, summer runs from December to February and winter is June through August. During the summer it can be very hot, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat and try to limit your time outdoors during daylight hours. At night, temperatures can drop drastically, so it’s a good idea to keep a light sweater on hand. In the fall, the surrounding vineyards turn into shades of gold and rust as the weather cools. The weather can get chilly during the winter, particularly at night, and it’s common to catch a glimpse of snow on the nearby mountains. You’ll see a bit more rainfall during winter as well, although most days remain dry and sunny. In July, Tulbagh hosts the Tulbagh Art Festival, which celebrates local art, music, food, and wine. Temperatures begin to rise again in the spring, and the hillsides become covered with splashes of color thanks to the blossoming fruit trees.

Top things to do in Tulbagh

Earthquake Museum

Tulbagh experienced a devastating six-second earthquake in 1969 that damaged some of its renowned villages and Victorian, Edwardian-style architecture. The Earthquake Museum takes you through the events of that day and gives a glimpse into the hard work, care, and dedication that was involved with returning the town to its former glory. Locals who experienced the event share their personal accounts in the aftermath among aftershocks and, soon after, restoration.

Tulbagh Wine Route

Tulbagh is located in South Africa’s Winelands region, making it the perfect place to experience one of the country’s most famous exports. The Tulbagh Wine Route is home to the area’s first wine estates, along with up-and-coming labels made from grapes grown in the local vineyards. Head north of the city center on Winterhoek Road to find a number of the area’s wineries where you can sample the different varieties.

Waterval Nature Reserve

Just a 15-minute drive from Tulbagh, you’ll find a picturesque waterfall cascading down a jagged mountain face into a natural pool of crystal clear water. You can reach the falls by walking along a flat, easy path to the lower pools or you can hike to the top, where you can watch the water as it spills over the rocky edge. Before you visit Waterval Nature Reserve, you’ll need to obtain a permit at the Tulbagh tourism office.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do house rentals in Tulbagh have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a kitchen in Tulbagh. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Tulbagh?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 30 vacation rentals in Tulbagh featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Tulbagh have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with free parking in Tulbagh. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Tulbagh vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 40 vacation homes with pools in Tulbagh, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Tulbagh?

    Tulbagh has more than 20 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in guesthouse rentals in Tulbagh?

    Experience the best of Tulbagh with our guesthouse rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do guesthouse rentals in Tulbagh have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 guesthouse rentals with wifi in Tulbagh. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Tulbagh?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Tulbagh. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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