Riebeek Valley

Riebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.com
Riebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.com

General Information

The Riebeek Valley encompasses Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West as the two main areas of the Valley.  Located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, it is believed to be one of the oldest areas in the country.  At just approximately 80kms north-east of Cape Town the towns are easily accessible to tourists and is popular for day visitors from the Mother City as well.

In 1661 Commander Jan van Riebeeck under the leadership of Corporal Pieter Cruythoff, set off on an expedition of inland discovery in the direction of Paardeberg.  When they ascended a mountain (Kasteelberg Mountain) overlooking the fertile area of the Riebeek Valley, they then named the one town Riebeek Kasteel in honour of the Commander.

During the 1900's the towns were laid out as farmers began establishing themselves.  It was then that The Royal Hotel was born which today is the oldest hotel in South Africa.  The Riebeek Valley is popular for its surrounding beauty and rural atmosphere.

The area is mostly known for its wines, wheat and olives, and is home to several wineries and olive oil producers.  The cellars are open to visitors for tastings and tours.  Many writers, painters and other artists have made the valley their home eliciting an arty, alternative atmosphere which only makes the area more appealing.

Accommodation in the Riebeek Valley

For tourists there are a range of accommodation options to choose from catering to all tastes and budgets.  See the accommodation directory for a list of advertisers in and around the town.

Activities in the Riebeek Valley

Although quaint and quiet the Riebeek Valley certainly has plenty to offer visitors.  For the outdoor enthusiast there are hiking and mountain bike trails and 4x4 routes.  The tourism office in Riebeek Kasteel will guide you to the best possible route.

Things to do and see:

  • De Oude Kerk Museum – paying tribute to the Voortrekkers who settled here
  • The Olive Boutique
  • The Gallery – beautifully showcasing works of art
  • Le Petit Chocolat – divine handmade chocolate
  • NG Church – built in 1913 impressively overlooking the town
  • Jan Smuts Museum
  • The Olienhout “Post Office” Tree
  • Various wine estates
  • The Royal Hotel – colonial style building, worth the treat!
  • Short Street Market
  • The Village Market

See the activities directory for more on whats on offer.

Businesses

The Riebeek Valley is a food lovers delight with many restaurants, bistros and coffee shops offering delicious delights.  The town has plenty to offer in terms of retail, having excellent shops and resources.

See the business directory for more information or list your business as a free listing.

Riebeek Valley Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.riebeekvalley.info
Telephone: +27 22 001 0096
E-mail: tourism@riebeekvalley.info
Address: 11 Plein Street
Riebeek-Kasteel
Western Cape
South Africa
Riebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.comRiebeek Valley, Overberg, Western Cape, www.western-cape-info.com

Latest Listings - View All

RAPTORS TRAVEL AGENCY

RAPTORS TRAVEL AGENCY

RAPTORS TRAVEL AGENCY - Personalised Service for Corporate and Leisure Travel Clients Worldwide Raptors Travel goes the extra mile, making all of your travel ar...
Read More
SILKMUSIC, DJ'S, ENTERTAINMENT

SILKMUSIC, DJ'S, ENTERTAINMENT

Silkmusic is a bespoke Av/DJ provider based in Cape Town, specializing in high end weddings, corporate and private events Silkmusic is a professional, reliable ...
Read More
MERINDOL MANOR, RIEBEEK WEST

MERINDOL MANOR, RIEBEEK WEST

Merindol Manor - Luxury Guesthouse Accommodation in Riebeek West, Western Cape, South Africa Welcome to Merindol Manor, one of the oldest houses in the Riebeek ...
Read More
ABC MATHEMATICS - WORKBOOKS & TEXTBOOKS

ABC MATHEMATICS - WORKBOOKS & TEXTBOOKS

ABC Mathematics offers a series of workbooks and textbooks for schools which are all CAPS compliant in South Africa The content of the workbooks and textbo...
Read More
ABC MATHS & SCIENCE - WORKSHEETS AND MEMO'S

ABC MATHS & SCIENCE - WORKSHEETS AND MEMO'S

ABC Maths & Science Worksheets and Memo's for Primary- & High Schools | ABC Wiskunde en Wetenskap Vraestelle en Memo's vir Laer- & Ho&e...
Read More
THE WEDDING VALLEY

THE WEDDING VALLEY

The Wedding Valley - Riebeek Valley Wedding Venues in Riebeek Kasteel & Riebeek West in the Swartland, Western Cape near Cape Town in South Africa &nbs...
Read More
GRO LIFE - CHILDREN, PERSONAL LIFE & CAREER COACHING

GRO LIFE - CHILDREN, PERSONAL LIFE & CAREER COACHING

Leonie du Preez from GRO LIFE COACHING specialises in professional life coaching for children, personal lives, careers and businesses YOU CAN’T ...
Read More

Latest Articles - View All

UK travellers can’t wait to visit SA – study

UK travellers can’t wait to visit SA – study

There is strong demand from UK travellers for travel to South Africa, according to a new consumer study by South African Tourism and data company, YouGov....
Read More
How are you preparing for the possibility of load shedding?

How are you preparing for the possibility of load shedding?

  How are you preparing for the possibility of load shedding? There’s been talk going around that load s...
Read More
Top 4 roadtrips in the Western Cape

Top 4 roadtrips in the Western Cape

   4 roadtrips in the Western Cape There’s not much better than an o...
Read More
Garden Route National Park

Garden Route National Park

Garden Route National Park Along the southern coastline of the ...
Read More