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
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…
De Langenhof Guest House – Accommodation type: 4-Star Guest House
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…
Absolute Castillo Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House
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…
Riebeek Vista – Accommodation type: Guest House
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…
Kloovenburg Pastorie – Accommodation type: Winery
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.
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