Top accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel

Riebeek Kasteel

Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland

In the heart of the Swartland Region near the foot of Castle Mountain, you will find the town of Riebeek Kasteel. With beautiful rolling hills and a number of activities, you will find that top accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel is not lacking at all!

Known as one of the oldest villages in South Africa, Riebeek Kasteel calls the Riebeek Valley its home and has a charm that has touched many an artist over the years. The town is famous for its beautiful hills that replicate the beauty of the Tuscan valley and for their productions of olives and Shiraz red wines.

Riebeek Kasteel’s name is derived from the combination of Jan Van Riebeek and the Kasteelburg, which stands firm among the fields of olive groves, vineyards, and wheat fields. The town’s vibrant community lends a certain appeal that makes all the restaurants, local stores, and art studios well worth the visit.

When it comes to finding the top accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel, Home, Food & Travel has compiled a list of some of the most popular and picturesque ones in the area. Have a look at what they have to offer.

Bloekomsrus guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

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For a farm wedding like no other, choose the Bloekomsrus function venue. Here you will find breath-taking views of the Riebeek Valley and the outcrop of the Elandskloof Mountains. The Bloekomsrus farmhouse was recently renovated and has now been converted into a lovely guesthouse.

The farmhouse has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. It can accommodate as many as 11 people at a time. The bedrooms are all fitted with a double-bed and three of the five rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms.

A shared bathroom can be accessed for the other two Self-catering is not an issue, as there are two self-catering cottages situated close to the dam that can accommodate four people within walking distance from the wedding venue.

For a more intimate accommodation setting, Bloekomsrus also has a cottage available to stay in. Read more…

Telephone: 022 100 0288 Email: info@bloekomsrus.co.za. Find out more here. Find them by clicking here.

De Langenhof Guest House – Accommodation type: 4-Star Guest House

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Set in a beautiful garden with tranquil water features in the heart of Riebeek Valley, you will find De Langenhof Guest House. This peaceful 4-star accommodation is less than 100km away from Cape Town, making it the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

There are six well-appointed rooms to choose from at De Langenhof Guest House; four rooms with access to the large veranda overlooking the front garden, and two luxury garden rooms with their own semi-private patio and view of the fish pond.

Each guest bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Both the garden rooms have double showers and slipper baths. All guest bedrooms are fitted with quality linen, air-conditioning, TV with DStv, a DVD player, hairdryer, safe and private entrances. Read more…

Telephone: 022 461 2188 Email: info@delangenhof.co.zaFind out more here. Find them by clicking here.

Absolute Castillo Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

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Located at 9 Rose Street in the very picturesque village of Riebeek Kasteel, Absolute Castillo is about as centrally situated as any guest house can get. Absolute Castillo is conveniently no more than three blocks away from any of the main attractions in this quaint village.

There are four rooms, each on-suite, at Absolute Castillo.  Two are downstairs and two upstairs. The down stairs rooms have a private veranda and share a plunge pool.  One of the upstairs rooms have a tub at the north facing sliding windows so that guests can enjoy the view while soaking away the day’s dust. The bathrooms are neat and shiny and have a shower. 

Absolute Castillo is a self-catering guest house.  Essentially it is a guest house that does not serve breakfast.  The rooms are equipped with kettles, fridges and cutlery and crockery but they do not have cooking facilities.

If you are concerned by the lack of cooking facilities, then you are visiting Riebeek Kasteel for the wrong reasons.  This is a village with some very good restaurants and cafes and all are just a short walk away. Riebeek Kasteel is a gastronomic delight. Read more…

Telephone: 060 752 2408 Email: absolutecastillo@gmail.com. Find them by clicking here.

Riebeek Vista – Accommodation type: Guest House

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Riebeek Vista is found at 8 Uitsig Close, Riebeek Kasteel.  As the name and street suggest, this guest house is located part the way up the slopes of the Kasteelberg and offers a wonderful, north east facing view of the valley.

This five bedroomed guest house was designed from the outset as a place for guests to spend a few nights in comfort and happiness. The architect knew that the key attraction of Riebeek Vista was the view.  He thus designed a broad veranda with a glass balustrade so that guests could enjoy the vista while sipping on some of the regions wonderful wine.

The bedrooms are large, spacious and perfectly proportioned.  Exactly what you would expect from a custom designed guest house.  The décor is minimalistic and, I would imagine, made so as not to distract from the beautiful view.

If cooking is not your thing or at least not for your getaway stay to this lovely village, then never fear because you can simply roll down the hill to some great eateries. Read more…

Telephone: 063 265 4084 Email: riebeekvista@gmail.com. Find out more here. You can also book online by clicking here. Find them by clicking here.

Kloovenburg Pastorie – Accommodation type: Winery

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One of the most highly recommended guest houses in Riebeek Kasteel, the Kloovenburg Pastorie is a winery that offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation right on a wine farm. You will find yourself surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, with the local restaurants and shops just a short walk away.

Kloovenburg Pastorie is a Victorian-styled guest house situated on the beautiful Kloovenburg wine estate. You can enjoy spectacular wine tasting evenings as well as olive tastings when you pay them a visit during your stay.

There are four luxurious rooms to choose from on a bed only basis. You can also enjoy the communal lounge with a fireplace and the swimming pool.

Telephone: 022 448 1635 Email: guesthouse@kloovenburg.com. Find out more by clicking here. Find them here.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.

Adventure!

You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!

 

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