Things to do near
Groot Winterhoek Wilderness
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Tulbagh (13.6 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
River Route 4km
Elsbos Route 10km
The routes are in the Northern part of the Tulbagh Valley and have some of the finest views of the valley. the walking trails cross mountain streams quite a few times and there is no shortage of fresh water to drink. The routes are interesting and ever changing.
Tulbagh (14.6 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
The Murludi fruit farm offers visitors a 4 km and 10 km hiking trail set in beautiful mountain fynbos and indigenous forest. Bring your picnic basket along and spend the whole day here. The area is a good location for birding and you may be lucky to see small antelope.
Tulbagh (18.8 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Situated 125 km from Cape Town, Tulbagh has become a secret find for hipsters. The wine farm, Twee Jonge Gezellen, is in the North-West corner of this intriguing valley. The vineyards reach up to the east-facing slopes of the Saron Peak, while the cellar lies at the foot of the mountains.
Tulbagh (19.2 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Contemporary wine estate in the Tulbach Valley.
Galleries and Museums
Tulbagh (23.7 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Saronsberg Theatre is the warm heart of theatre and music in the Tulbagh Winelands, offering a regular line-up of South African legends and some rising stars.
Popular shows and musical favourites are hosted every week, with Blues and Jam sessions taking place on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy a simple meal or a glass of wine with the show.
+27 (0) 23 230 1782
Tulbagh (23.8 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Vindoux Day Spa provides guests a personal spa experience. Highly qualified therapists will guide and treat you through your healing journey with expert hands.
Treatments are Fynbos inspired, giving them a unique feel and aroma, combined with an Eastern twist using Thai massage techniques and other exotic ingredients.
Tulbagh (24.5 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Lemberg Wine Estate is a boutique, private wine estate located in the scenic Tulbagh valley.
Visitors are welcome to come in for a wine tasting, and enjoy a tasty cheese platter, or even a scrumptious lunch within the cellar.
Four By Four Trails
Porterville (27 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Heuningberg 4x4 is on a farm between bPorterville
Tulbagh (30 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Horse About Trails offer wonderful horse riding opportunities in the scenic Witzenberg Valley between Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres.
Join them for a revitalizing horseback adventure through fynbos, vineyards and working farms. Suitable for all levels and abilities, trails range from supervised pony rides for little ones to half day and full day trails. The spectacular sunset and moonlight trail rides are not to be missed.
Picnics can be arranged and various horse riding trail options include tastings of local wines, award-winning olive oils and even chocolate tastings.
Ceres (38.9 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Go zip sliding away above the Ceres Valley on a unique mountain adventure.
This new ‘foefie’ slide experience is situated in the lovely mountains surrounding the Ceres Valley. It’s only a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Cape Town, the perfect breakaway from frenetic city life.
The Ceres Zip Slide Tour is the longest tour in Africa, offering eight slides, totalling a length of 1.4 km!
Amazing rock formations and a river form a stunning backdrop to a fun-adrenaline-filled adventure. Participants are kitted up in full body harnesses with state-of-the-art equipment. Accompanied by two fully-trained guides, they then depart on silent, battery operated carts up into the mountain.
A short walk to the departure point at the first slide reveals the breath-taking view of the town of Ceres and the Ceres Valley. This is where the fun begins!
Slides vary in length between 110 – 290 m. The highest point above the ground is 40 m. You’ve got to try it!
Tours depart every half hour; the last departure is at 17:00.
Rate: R400 per person. Price includes beverages during and after the tour.
The Ceres Zip Slide operates in most weather conditions.
Children from three years can participate.
Open daily 08:00 – 17:00.
079 245 0354
Wolseley (40.3 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Waverley Hills is an organic wine farm, located on the R43 between Tulbagh and Ceres in the Wolseley area.
Beautiful views, lush gardens, and an excellent restaurant makes this estate a great stop over or a good choice as a day visit. Indulge yourself at this stunning lunch venue or simply enjoy a bottle of wine in the lovely garden.
Riebeek Valley (41.5 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Allesverloren is the oldest wine estate in the scenic Riebeek Valley of the Swartland district. Allesverloren is renowned for its distinctive red wines and dates back to the 17th Century.
Guests visiting the estate can taste anything from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to Tinta Barocca and Fine Old Vintage. You can also enjoy the picturesque setting and splendid views of Riebeek Valley over a farm-style meal.
The wine estate runs the annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival, Shiraz and Art Weekend, and occasional Sunday buffets.
Piketberg (42.2 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
The De Hoek Golf Club is a 9 hole course situated in De Hoek, a few kilometres outside Piketberg. It is a great place for a day outing, to release some tension and get to know the locals.
The golf course was designed in 1960 and has a beautiful backdrop of distinctive mountains, valleys and farm fields of wheat, vine or citrus. The Piketberg course also allows its players to appreciate the rich fynbos in this Boland area.
The club offers its patrons a bar, a function venue and facilities as well as a halfway house. Visitors are welcome every day and carts are available for hire.
Riebeek Kasteel (42.5 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Located in the beautiful Riebeek Valley, nestled against the slopes of Kasteelberg, lies Riebeek Cellars.
The tasting facility offers the full range of Riebeek Cellars' award-winning wines. Open on weekends, and provides a perfect stop-over while exploring this remarkably quaint town.
Riebeek Kasteel (44.8 km from Groot Winterhoek Wilderness)
Bartholomeus Klip Reserve is teeming with herds of eland, springbuck, black wildebeest, zebra and bontebok. Many other animals, such as baboons, bat-eared foxes, lynxes, and smaller species of antelope, live here too, and it is known that leopards still occur in the mountains.Among the birdlife at Bartholomeus Klip is the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, once farmed here in large flocks at the height of the ostrich feather boom in the 1870s and today one of the leopard’s favourite foods. The magnificent black eagle (correctly known as Verreaux’s eagle) nests in the mountains, and the enormous dam near to the farmhouse has a spectacular array of water birds, some resident like the fish eagles and the kingfishers, and others such as the pelicans and the spoonbills less regular visitors. Flamingos have also been seen in some of Bartholomeus Klip’s smaller dams and there are a host of interesting large and small birds out in the reserve and on the wheatlands, including large flocks of the blue crane, South Africa’s national bird.