De Oude Kasteel is comprised of the beautifully restored Victorian house with matching honeymoon cottage and the newly built Sunrise Cottage, all standing next to each other on the same grounds. Nestled in the historic village of Riebeek Kasteel set at the foot of the Kasteelberg mountain amongst olive groves, vineyards, farmlands in a myriad of ever changing colours. Because of it's Mediterranean climate with mild and pleasant winters the Valley is ideal to visit at any time of the year. Visitors can enjoy game drives on nearby farms and nature reserves, an abundance of birdlife, hiking, mountain biking and various other activities. If you are simply looking for good food and wine you have come to the right place. Excellent wineries and great choice of restaurants to suit all palates.

So why not come and enjoy old world charm blended with the comfort of modern living. Ideally suited for a group of friends or family or the honeymoon couple with wedding guests. Peaceful setting, relaxed atmosphere - home from home!

Accommodation

Main House (Unit 1) sleeps 4/5, offers 2 luxurious, en-suite double rooms, one with shower and the other Victorian bath, guest cloakroom, 2 lounge areas, 1with with a daybed for the 5th guest, and the other with an open fireplace, fully equipped farm-style kitchen, patio, braai facilities and tiny plunge pool to sit and cool off in.

Separate Honeymoon Cottage (Unit 2) sleeps 2, with own entrance, open plan double bedroom, full bathroom, lounge area with fireplace, kitchenette (microwave, electric wok, health grill) and patio.

Sunrise Cottage (Unit 3) sleeps 6, a newly built architect designed double volume dwelling with open plan lounge and fireplace, kitchen with electric hob and oven, dining room, two double en-suite bedrooms with full bathrooms and a 3rd double bedroom  on the mezzanine level with it's own dedicated shower room at the foot of the stairs. Stoeps off of downstairs bedrooms and lounge.

Lovely gardens. Mountain views. Off street parking. Centrally located with restaurants and shops within close walking distance.

List Of Local Facilities:
Arts, Crafts, Antiques Bottle store Cafes and restaurants Conference and wedding venues Food and provision stores Galleries and Gifts Hairdresser Health shop Nursery Olive Boutique Pubs and bars Registered Massage Therapist Wine Cellars

Things To Do And See:
Bird watching Farm tours Fishing Game Drives Golf Para gliding Swimming in mountain streams Wine Tasting

Other Attractions:
Berg River Canoe Marathon - July Boules at the village square on Sunday mornings Cape Hunt - August Country market 1st Saturday morning every month at Kasteelberg Trading Centre in Riebeek West Tulbagh just 30 minutes away De Oude Kerk Museum Historic towns of Wellington less than 45 minutes away Jan Smuts birthplace - museum just 5kms away in Riebeek West Olive Festival 1st weekend in May PPC Riebeek Bergmarathon 1st Saturday in August Shiraz & Art weekend 1st weekend in September Spring flowers carpet the Valley to the West Coast from July to September West Coast just over an hour away

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Highly Recommended
Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • fireplace
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • private entrance
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities

Directions
Just one hour's drive from Cape Town along the N7 to Malmesbury and then the R45 towards Paarl, you will find the turn off R46 for Riebeek Kasteel. Having passed rolling wheatfields and farms the scenery will dramatically change as you come over Bothmanskloof Pass to find the glorious Riebeek Valley spread out before you.

Take the 2nd entrance into Riebeek Kasteel which is the Hermon Road. Continue until you reach the 4 way stop with Travellers Rest on your left hand side. Turn left into Van Riebeek Street. You will find De Oude Kasteel on the 2nd corner - right hand side.