Riebeek Kasteel is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, situated at 75 km from Cape Town in The Riebeek Valley together with its sister town Riebeek West. The town is home to some of South Africa's most famous painters attracted by the picturesque surroundings of the valley where Riebeek Kasteel is especially popular for that esthetical beauty and rural atmosphere. The town also serves as a satellite, a residential settlement for Paarl, Malmesbury and even the Cape Town Metropole. Often Riebeek Kasteel is referred as “the best kept secret of the Western Cape.”
The grand old Royal Hotel is located in this picturesque village of Riebeek Kasteel, part of the Wineland route. The Royal Hotel is the oldest and most colonial hotel of the Western Cape and offers the most beautiful and most luxurious accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel, and the Swartland for that matter. The hotel offers accommodation in true old world luxury at affordable prices. All areas have air conditioning. The rooms are recently upgraded to the highest (five star) standards. Great views of the valley and the Kasteelberg from our garden, our swimming pool and our pool deck. Our 150 year old colonial bar you can find next to our restaurant while our pool bar caters for the pool, garden and outside lounge. Our spa service offers total relax massages in the privacy of your room or in the gazebo in the garden. Our stoep (veranda) was named the longest stoep south of the Limpopo by the Government when they put us on the list of the 50 most fabulous places to visit in South Africa. Our online booking system on our web site will offer you the best price and value for money.
The Riebeek Valley hosts 3 festivals each year: The Medfest in March, The Olive Festival in May and the Shiraz and Art festival in September. The location of Riebeek Kasteel is very central: within a radius of less than an hour drive we find: Paarl, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Tulbagh, Ceres and safari possibilities, many golf courses including the biggest golf course of South Africa at only half an hours drive. Five star Big Five safaris within half an hour drive. The hotel is also the perfect venue for weddings. It was chosen one of the most beautiful wedding venues by the Wine Magazine in 2009. With our personal service and possibilities we are very popular for conferences up to 120 people. We cater for any special event. Professional coordinator on site. We also maintain a close relationship with South Africa's two biggest wedding planners: Aleit and Wedding Concepts.
The Royal Hotel is proud of its recent accreditation as a 100% BEE Status (level 4) establishment.