It’s rare to find a country retreat as unique and authentic as Riebeek Kasteel. One of the oldest towns in South Africa, it is a mere one hour drive away from Cape Town, nestled in a valley within the Ceres Mountains. Die Kasteel commands the space of this Tuscan retreat. Perched on a hilltop, it is a great contemporary interpretation of farmhouse vernacular.
Chic, slick, totally unpretentious and incomparably comfortable, it offers an incredibly blissful escape.
Die Kasteel reflects an exquisite balance of proportion and form and an interior in which you immediately sense the subtle algorithm of symmetry in architecture. Genius in its design and unsurprisingly the work of the owner’s passion for challenging elevations. This symmetry and order continues in a wonderful external expanse of greenery and pathways enrobed in the intoxicating scent of Star Jasmine. In the distant background sits the Ceres Mountains – often tipped in snow in winter and the unobstructed view of the valley.
Upstairs is an enfilade of spacious, full ensuite bedrooms that unite with the sitting room, kitchen and dining room. Cook and entertain your friends all at once. The clever design of the house boasts large covered verandas that underpin the excitement of inside-outside living. This overlooks the garden with a panoramic view of the Ceres Mountain that snakes down the horizon. This is the ideal spot for you if you want to be wild and explore during the day with the many hiking trails and enjoy all the comforts of a contemporary country escape at night. Lose track of time to the soundtrack of the birds.
While there are dozens of lovely, picturesque spots where everyone can gather for meals, teas, sundowners and to be sociable in general, there’s also more than enough space on the vast expanse of wrap around covered veranda and immaculately tended garden to find quiet time alone with a book. The perfect escape to relax and replenish body, mind and soul and to have a whole lot of fun. Thoughtful little extras include WiFi as well as DSTV and an ipod docking station.
Die Kasteel with its enchanting design and décor is an excellent choice for milestone celebrations and weddings, and even for small conferences. With lofty living spaces, braai facilities and a gentleman’s paradise in the form of a functional bar and a deluxe wine cellar.
Storm’s End – R990 p/night (2 rooms available)
Casterly Rock – R1100 p/night
Highgarden – R1100 p/night
King’s Landing – R1250 p/night
The property allows for 10 guests.
De Oude Kerk Museum
The Olive Boutique
Bar Bar Black Sheep
Beans About Coffee Roastery
The Olienhout “Post Office” Tree
Riebeek Kasteel – Hermon Road
Allesverloren Wine Estate
R311 between Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West
Kloovenberg Wine Estate
R46 to Riebeek Kasteel
Wine Shoppe on the Square
Pieter Cruythoff Route Trail
Bothmanskloof Pass, Riebeek Valley
Game Drive at Bartholomeus Klip
Kasteelberg MTB Route
Kasteelberg, R311, Riebeek Kasteel
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