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The town of Riebeek Kasteel is situated about 75km from Cape Town. The magnificent Riebeek Valley is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and bursting with lush olive groves and rolling vineyards. These stunning arty little villages of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West lie at the foot of the Kasteelberg Mountain or Castle Mountain, a 946m high solitary rock of Table Mountain sandstone, sentinal amidst the rolling wheat fields and vineyards of the Swartland, these tranquil villages of the Riebeek Valley is covered in the softest hues of pink and white during spring when the peach orchards are in bloom.
Riebeek West is situated 4km from Riebeek Kasteel . Riebeek West is noted for the fact that two of South Africa's major political figures were born here. General Smuts was born on the farm Bovenplaas and Dr DF Malan on the farm Allesverloren. You can enjoy walking, mountain biking, and horse-riding amongst the olive groves, vineyards or wheat... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.