Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Riebeek Valley (0.3 km from Riebeek West)
Allesverloren is the oldest wine estate in the scenic Riebeek Valley of the Swartland district. Allesverloren is renowned for its distinctive red wines and dates back to the 17th Century.
Guests visiting the estate can taste anything from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to Tinta Barocca and Fine Old Vintage. You can also enjoy the picturesque setting and splendid views of Riebeek Valley over a farm-style meal.
The wine estate runs the annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival, Shiraz and Art Weekend, and occasional Sunday buffets.
Riebeek Kasteel (5.1 km from Riebeek West)
Located in the beautiful Riebeek Valley, nestled against the slopes of Kasteelberg, lies Riebeek Cellars.
The tasting facility offers the full range of Riebeek Cellars' award-winning wines. Open on weekends, and provides a perfect stop-over while exploring this remarkably quaint town.
Four By Four Trails
Porterville (23.4 km from Riebeek West)
Heuningberg 4x4 is on a farm between bPorterville
Riebeek Kasteel (23.4 km from Riebeek West)
Bartholomeus Klip Reserve is teeming with herds of eland, springbuck, black wildebeest, zebra and bontebok. Many other animals, such as baboons, bat-eared foxes, lynxes, and smaller species of antelope, live here too, and it is known that leopards still occur in the mountains.Among the birdlife at Bartholomeus Klip is the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, once farmed here in large flocks at the height of the ostrich feather boom in the 1870s and today one of the leopard’s favourite foods. The magnificent black eagle (correctly known as Verreaux’s eagle) nests in the mountains, and the enormous dam near to the farmhouse has a spectacular array of water birds, some resident like the fish eagles and the kingfishers, and others such as the pelicans and the spoonbills less regular visitors. Flamingos have also been seen in some of Bartholomeus Klip’s smaller dams and there are a host of interesting large and small birds out in the reserve and on the wheatlands, including large flocks of the blue crane, South Africa’s national bird.
Four By Four Trails
Malmesbury (25.6 km from Riebeek West)
Babylonstoren 4x4 is located about 20 km from Malmesbury and offers a challenging route with a difficulty grading of 4; some experience is required. The trail starts at a granite outcrop and features some tricky ascents and descents. The views are beautiful Western Cape fynbos and some wildlife can be spotted. The route is 14 km long and takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. This self-drive course has a per-vehicle fee and a map is provided. Low range and high clearance vehicles are required.
Tulbagh (27.8 km from Riebeek West)
Lemberg Wine Estate is a boutique, private wine estate located in the scenic Tulbagh valley.
Visitors are welcome to come in for a wine tasting, and enjoy a tasty cheese platter, or even a scrumptious lunch within the cellar.
Tulbagh (29.4 km from Riebeek West)
Situated 125 km from Cape Town, Tulbagh has become a secret find for hipsters. The wine farm, Twee Jonge Gezellen, is in the North-West corner of this intriguing valley. The vineyards reach up to the east-facing slopes of the Saron Peak, while the cellar lies at the foot of the mountains.
Wellington (29.5 km from Riebeek West)
Nabygelegen is situated in the heart of the Bovlei upper valley wine-growing district just outside Wellington.Wine tasting takes place in the Old Forge, where you can relax with a glass of wine and take in the spectacular views. Nabygelegen currently produces two distinctive ranges, both handcrafted from the finest vines. Guests can also enjoy a picnic on the luscious grass or join the exiting new wine club.
Tulbagh (30 km from Riebeek West)
Contemporary wine estate in the Tulbach Valley.
Tulbagh (30.9 km from Riebeek West)
Vindoux Day Spa provides guests a personal spa experience. Highly qualified therapists will guide and treat you through your healing journey with expert hands.
Treatments are Fynbos inspired, giving them a unique feel and aroma, combined with an Eastern twist using Thai massage techniques and other exotic ingredients.
Galleries and Museums
Tulbagh (31 km from Riebeek West)
Saronsberg Theatre is the warm heart of theatre and music in the Tulbagh Winelands, offering a regular line-up of South African legends and some rising stars.
Popular shows and musical favourites are hosted every week, with Blues and Jam sessions taking place on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy a simple meal or a glass of wine with the show.
+27 (0) 23 230 1782
Wellington (32.3 km from Riebeek West)
The Mischa Wine Estate is nestled between the beautiful mountains of Wellington and is spread over four farms. The Mischa team produce a variety of classic red and white wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Guests can enjoy an outdoor braai or picnic while savouring the sweet taste of Mischa Estate's quality wines.
The wine farm is an excellent place for families and couples to have a magnificent outdoor experience amid the breathtaking vineyards, large dams and untouched valley. For the more adventurous, game drives, canoeing, mountain biking, and hiking are all available.
Tulbagh (32.6 km from Riebeek West)
Horse About Trails offer wonderful horse riding opportunities in the scenic Witzenberg Valley between Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres.
Join them for a revitalizing horseback adventure through fynbos, vineyards and working farms. Suitable for all levels and abilities, trails range from supervised pony rides for little ones to half day and full day trails. The spectacular sunset and moonlight trail rides are not to be missed.
Picnics can be arranged and various horse riding trail options include tastings of local wines, award-winning olive oils and even chocolate tastings.
Groot Winterhoek Wilderness (32.9 km from Riebeek West)
The fairly easy trail from Perdevlei to De Tronk follows the Klein Kliphuis River, with lovely swimming spots along the way. The route eventually joins a jeep track to De Tronk where there are 3 very basic overnight huts.
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Distance: 12 km
Paarl (34.8 km from Riebeek West)
Located in the heart of the Boland, Perdeberg Winery is aptly named after the Perdeberg Mountain that resides over this large estate.
A producer of many fine and diverse wines, Perdeberg Winery appeals to both the casual drinker as well as the connoisseur. Visitors are more than welcome to come in for some wine tastings.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 to 17:00;
Saturday: 9:30 to 14:00;
Closed on religious public holidays.