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Corporal Pieter Cruythoff, a scout of Jan van Riebeek, founded the Riebeek Valley in 1661. Impressed by the single standing mountain, he called it Kasteelberg (“Castle Mountain”) commemorating the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, the fortress of Commander Jan van Riebeeck. The twin towns, Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, established at the foot of Kasteelberg, are therefore also suitably named after Van Riebeek.

The Riebeek Valley is a mecca of wonderful wines, exceptional food and exquisite art where tourists and locals alike are forever tempted into spending more time than allowed. The serene valley falls in the bigger Swartland region which is called the ‘bread basket’ of South Africa for its grain production, while it is further internationally acclaimed for its high quality olive products. With various hotels and fine-dining restaurants as well as true country hospitality, the Riebeek Valley has become a very popular tourist destination. The ultimate charm of Riebeek is however in its people and their commitment and passion for wine.



Kasteelberg Country Inn and Bistro

13 Fontein Str, Riebeek Kasteel, 7530

+27 (0)22 448 1110


The Royal Hotel

13 Fontein Str, Riebeek Kasteel, 7530

+27 (0)22 448 1378


Cafe Felix

7 Kerkstraat, Riebeek Kasteel, 7530

+27 (0)22 448 1170


Mama Cucina

Sarel Cilliers Str, Riebeek Kasteel, 7530

+27 (0)22 448 1676



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