Six places to stay for the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Posted by A on 10 April 2012

Lively olive oils, zesty tapenades and juicy olives combined with tasty food and local wines will go down a real treat at this year’s Riebeek Valley Olive Festival, taking place from the 5 to 6 May 2012. There will be an Olive Emporium, country fair, fresh foods market and even an Olive Martini bar for a new taste bud experience.

Hosted by the quaint towns of Riebeek West, Riebeek Kasteel, Riebeeksrivier and Hermon, the festival is in the heart of the wine- and olive-producing Western Cape. The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival makes for a chilled country weekend break with friends and family. Here are a few accommodation options to help you on your way.

For more information on the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival, click here.

1. Brambleberry Farm

From R285 per person sharing

For a country farm getaway, head to Brambleberry Farm near Riebeek Kasteel. There are two cottages situated up on the hill with superb views of the valley and mountains. Accommodating 5 people each, there is crockery and cutlery to cook your own meals. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with the horses, hike the surrounding mountains, cycle the dirt roads and barbeque under the oaks next to the stream.

Tel 082 416 3036, email in[email protected], or book your stay at Brambleberry Farm online.


2. Roundstone

From R980 per cottage (based on 2 people)

This simple yet elegant bed and breakfast, set in the Swartland winelands, is a country delight for those seeking a weekend escape. There are two cottages that can accommodate two people each, complete with Nordic wood burning stove and crisp cotton linen. Walk directly into the adjacent nature reserve before heading back for a continental breakfast overlooking the Kasteelberg.

Tel 022 482 3245, email [email protected], www.roundstone.co.za.


3. Fish Eagle River Lodge

From R350 per person sharing

Situated on a working olive and vine farm in Hermon, this accommodation comprises four bed and breakfast double suites, all en-suite with their private balconies. After a stroll down to the river, enjoy a full English breakfast overlooking the Riebeek Valley. There is also a self-catering family suite for four people with a kitchenette and sun deck. The lodge is a stones throw away from the many wine farms, local restaurants and boutique shops in the area.

Tel 022 448 1188, email [email protected] or book your stay at Fish Eagle River Lodge online.


4. Obiekwa Cottage

From R320 per person sharing

Overlooking vineyards and the mountains beyond, this self-catering cottage offers guests a cozy, tranquil escape into the country. With space for four adults, the two rooms are decked with double beds and a private sitting area. The log fireplace is great for those chilly nights. The generous patio provides the perfect setting for an evening braai and sundowner.

Tel 022 448 1386, email [email protected] or book your stay at Obiekwa Cottage online.


5.
Hom Guesthouse

From R200 per person sharing

With the interiors taking on an African feel, this self-catering guesthouse in Hermon, caters for groups as well as singles. Shared facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, huge indoor braai room and a cozy fireplace. You will feel right at home in the one of the five double bedrooms and if you prefer breakfast can be arranged on request.

Tel 022 448 1344, email [email protected] or book your stay at /Hom Guesthouse online.


6. B&B Outward Bound

From R250 per person sharing

This bed and breakfast offers an affordable, clean family unit for four people and a double room with queen-size bed for couples. Your friendly hosts will serve you a scrumptious breakfast each morning before you explore the area. Located in Riebeek Kasteel, the many attractions of the Olive Festival will be within easy walking and driving distance.

Book your stay at B&B Outward Bound online.


Olive Festival details:

Cost: R80 per ticket (valid for the entire festival weekend)
The price also includes access to various wine farms, marquees, a complimentary tasting glass and a free tasting of olives or wine.
Purchase your tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za


For more information:

Tel 082 909 1116 or 084 207 3820, email [email protected], www.riebeekvalley.info


For more accommodation options in the Riebeek Valley click here.

 

Pics courtesy of Safarinow, Richard Holmes and oiloliveexporter.com

 

 

 






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