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10 of the Coolest Artisanal Spots and Places to Stay in the Riebeek Valley
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10 of the Coolest Artisanal Spots and Places to Stay in the Riebeek Valley

Once the N7 completes its (relentless) upgrades, the already short trip from Cape Town to the Riebeek Valley will become a cinch - what takes just over an hour now could easily become as effortless as under an hour’s drive. The uncontested capital of the Swar...
The Best Hotels in South Africa, Right Now, that Aren’t Hotel Chains
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The Best Hotels in South Africa, Right Now, that Aren’t Hotel Chains

We've stretched the definition of 'hotel' a little, to accommodate a couple of boutique hotels - and even the odd lodge that welcomes almost the same number of guests as a small hotel - to bring you a list of the best hotels in South Africa.All of them del...
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...
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...