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14 Charming South African Vacation Homes
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14 Charming South African Vacation Homes

South Africans know how to do vacation homes with charm - the immediate sense of being at 'home', of space, generosity, consideration and beautiful views (inside and out). South Africa has its own unique blend of charm. It's woven through the choice of farm...
We Share Our 10 Favourite Spots (and Towns) Of The Swartland
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We Share Our 10 Favourite Spots (and Towns) Of The Swartland

For those of you who lived through television of the '80s, the Swartland meant only one thing: The home of Bokomo Weet-Bix, the heart of the wheat industry (that Weet-Bix was a top selling breakfast in 1988 is no surprise). Today, the Swartland is fashionable ...
I Love Riebeek Kasteel Because …
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I Love Riebeek Kasteel Because …

Hi, I’m Paul Saker from Suikerbossie in Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland. Riebeek Kasteel IS BEST KNOWN FOR wine, olives, fantastic cuisine and its magical calm. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the red cow on the green! THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT...
A trip less ordinary – Riebeek Valley on a scooter
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A trip less ordinary – Riebeek Valley on a scooter

While spending time with family in Riebeek West over Christmas, we decided to embark on a wine tour and explore the verdant wine valley, on a scooter! We started our ‘trip less ordinary’ at Kloovenburg Wine Estate, where we also took part in an olive tasting a...
Riebeek Kasteel Photograph
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Riebeek Kasteel Photograph

An old, dusty Mercedes Benz is not out of place parked outside the Kasteelberg Country Inn & Bistro in Riebeek Kasteel.  This area, well known for its olives, has enjoyed a ‘rebirth’ of tourism with many people visiting from Cape Town for weekend breaks or...
A leisurely afternoon at Riebeek Kasteel
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A leisurely afternoon at Riebeek Kasteel

We spent a weekend camping at Beaverlac at the end of January and decided to detour to Riebeek Kasteel for lunch on the way back to Cape Town.  I’d heard so many great things about this area and Riebeek Kasteel in particular (see a previous article), so we too...
Riebeek Kasteel – a perfect little Swartland town
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Riebeek Kasteel – a perfect little Swartland town

One thing you need to know about Riebeek Kasteel is that it's no longer a secret. Which isn't to say that you won't enjoy yourself immensely in this gorgeous little town nestled up against the Kasteelberg Mountain roughly an hour's drive from Cape Town, but if...