Cape Winelands audio tour: Church Street in Historic Tulbagh

Church Street in Historic Tulbagh

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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0.9mi

About the Tour

Join Jayson for an insider's tour of the history and architecture of Tulbagh's famously reconstructed Church Street.

The tour takes you on a loop to the end of Church Street and back along the main road, stopping in at all four museums along the way. Jayson will catch you up on Tulbagh's Dutch and British periods of occupation, and go into the development and significance of Cape Dutch architecture with its iconic gable. The South African Unionists are covered too, along with the Afrikaner Nationalists.

There will be opportunities to pause the tour so that you can take refreshments at one of the local restaurants or spend more time at one of the other sites.

Please note, you will need to purchase a ticket that grants access to the 4 museums on the tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Earthquake Museum, at the start of the tour.

Tour Producer

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Jayson Augustyn-Clark

Long standing Church Street resident, local heritage activist and Tulbagh hotelier, I am a member of the Tulbagh Museums Board of Trustees and the Dream Tulbagh Organisation. In addition to being a registered tour guide, I have recently complected a Masters thesis in Architectural conservation. I am delighted to have this opportunity to share with you my love and passion for Tulbagh and the remarkable history of Church Street.

Major Landmarks

  • Earthquake Museum Tulbagh

  • The Oude Kerk Tulbagh

  • The Victorian House Museum Tulbagh

  • The Pioneer House Museum Tulbagh

Directions to Starting Point

The tour will start at the Tourist info office/Earthquake Museum at number 4 Church Street, the first building in the street. You will need to purchase a museum ticket of R20 at the Earthquake Museum before the tour.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Four museums, wine tasting, several restaurants, a park and gardens.

Best time of day

Best early in the day before the summer heat overwhelms. Museums are open from 8.30 to 5, Monday to Friday and 11 to 3 pm over the weekends.

Precautions

Tulbagh is a very low crime area, however as always remain cautious of flashing anything of value. The layabouts at the far end of the main road are a nuisance but are harmless.

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