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"Riebeeck Kasteel" Top 5 Page for this destination Cape Town Off The Beaten Path Tip by mvtouring

Cape Town Off The Beaten Path: 155 reviews and 201 photos

  Riebeeck Kasteel
by mvtouring

This town is situated on the R311 about 75km NNE of Cape Town. Situated on the slopes of the Kasteelberg (Castle Mountain), a 946m high solitary rock of Table Mountain sandstone, sentinal amidst the rolling wheatfields and vineyards of the Swartland, the tranquil village of Riebeek Kasteel is covered in the softest hues of pink and white during spring when the peach orchards are in bloom. Riebeek Kasteel was named after Jan van Riebeeck and the Kasteelberg. The name Riebeek Kasteel appears for the first time in the journal of the surgeon, Pieter van Meerhof, in 1661 while he was on a discovery expedition.

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  • Written May 31, 2004
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