Property for sale (real estate) in Riebeek Kasteel Some useful information regarding Riebeek Kasteel located in Western Cape
Riebeek West | Riebeek Kasteel
The Riebeek Valley incorporates the towns of Riebeek West, Riebeek Kasteel, Riebeeksrivier and Hermon. Nestling on the slopes of its own mountain, the dramatic Kasteelberg, the surrounds are wheat lands, vineyards and olive groves, creating a distinctive touch of the Mediterranean in Africa.
Both Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West are at the foot of the Kasteelberg, only 5 km from each other in the Swartland district, Western Cape, South Africa. Only an hour from Cape Town, you will love the rural atmosphere of these quaint villages.
The first Europeans that visited the valley, were an exploring party under leadership of corporal Cruythoff. They were sent by Jan van Riebeek, after which the mountain, Kasteelberg, and the two towns, Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West were named.
Riebeek West is also known as the birthplace of two ministers of the Union of South Africa, namely Jan Smuts and D.F. Malan. D.F. Malan was born in 1874 on the well-known farm, Allesverloren. This farm is still owned by the Malan family and is famous for its port and red wine.
Riebeek Valley Attractions
The Riebeek Valley offers a wide range of choice in accommodation, places to eat and drink, opportunities to do a bit of retail therapy or taste the delicious local wine, olives and various other products. Lots of B & B’s have opened up and people come out for the weekends to enjoy what we often take for granted. Well known estates like: Allesverloren and Kloovenburg – well known for their wine and olive products, Het Vlock – also known for olive products and wine, Riebeek Cellars and Pulpit Rock. A lot of conference and wedding venues are available.
Popular activities in or nearby the Valley, include athletics, bird watching, canoeing, cycling, fishing, football, golf, jukskei, para-gliding, horse-riding, swimming in mountain streams, walking and climbing, water skiing and yachting.
Visit the Olive Festival, the first weekend in May, Shiraz and Art Weekend in October or the annual MedFest in March – celebrating the wine, olives, food and culture of the area.
A few other annual events to take part in, include the Berg River Canoe Marathon in July, the PPC Berg Marathon (usually end July or beginning of August), the Cape Hunt meets in August and in September, the Riebeek Valley Mountain Bike Race.
Make this your base and explore beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, world renowned wine routes, the Karoo and Cape Town, all within an hour’s drive from the valley. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Riebeek Valley!
Schools in the valley or nearby are the following: Riebeek KasteelPrimary School. Carnegi House – Montessori school and school for small children. Riebeek Valley Special School, RiebeekPrimary, Meiring Primary and Rondeheuwel Primary in Hermon. Malmesbury – Swartland High School and Swartland Primary School, also CPM. Wellington – Hugo Rust Primary School,Hugenote High School &Hugenote Primary School. School busses are available to both Wellington and Malmesbury.
Chas Everitt Riebeek Wes Franchise
Our local office is here for all of your Riebeek Wes and Riebeek Kasteel property requirements.
Situated on the corner of Voortrekker and Smuts Roads in Riebeek Wes, we invite you to pop in for some friendly advice on property in the area, or call us on 022 461 26216.