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Revel in the beauty of home-grown olive oil at the Olive Boutique in Riebeek Kasteel

1 May 2019 | 2

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of spending some time in the twin hamlets of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West in the Swartland, you’ll know that the olive culture in this verdant little valley is alive and kicking. There are very few other places in South Africa where you can enjoy such an amazing variety …

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The wonderful health benefits of Swartland olive oils

28 Apr 2019 | 1

Drizzled on dew-dappled salads, slathered in golden lashings on crusty ciabatta, whipped into a delicate aioli or doing its thing in a classic vinaigrette – there is no denying that olive oil is absolutely delicious and unbelievably versatile. Fortunately for all us oil snobs, it also happens to pack a mean nutritional punch.  Here are …

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Discover a foodie wonderland at Het Vlock Casteel in the Riebeek Valley

24 Apr 2019 | 4

Foodies, assemble! If you have a sincere and unbridled love for all things delectable and delicious, there is one Swartland destination that needs a space of honour at the top of your must-visit list. Please allow us to introduce Het Vlock Casteel  – a beautiful family farm in Riebeek Kasteel where you can revel in …

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Fynbos Estate: Serene sanctuary in the heart of the Swartland

7 Apr 2019 | 0

There are certain places in this world that hum with happy, healing energy – places where the frantic rat race of the world abates to allow space for joy to flood back in. Situated in a verdant and well-tended fold along one of the ridges of the Paardeberg in the Swartland, Fynbos Estate is such …

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The insider’s guide to the 2019 Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

20 Mar 2019 | 0

The first weekend in May is always an immensely exciting one for the Swartland Wine- and Olive Route. This is when our region welcomes visitors from far and wide who come to eat, drink and be merry at the annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival.  Last year’s event was cancelled due to the impact of the …

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How and where to enjoy an active weekend in the Swartland

27 Feb 2019 | 1

When the balmy days of summer start to give way to the lingering crispness of autumn in the Western Cape, there’s no more excuse – it’s time to put on a cap and a pair of takkies and make your way into one of the gorgeous landscapes that lie dotted around the Mother City. If …

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THE NATURAL WINES OF JURGEN GOUWS FROM ‘INTELLEGO’ IN SOUTH AFRICA’s SWARTLAND

20 Feb 2019 | 1

What is natural wine and is it really as amazing as its made out to be?  We met up with Jurgen Gouws from Intellego Wines in the Swartland of the Western Cape last week to chat about organic farming, natural wine and biodynamic farming principles in the dappled shade of an old oak tree next to his …

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Stay on a Swartland wine farm during harvest season!

27 Jan 2019 | 1

The holidays are over, the kids are back at school and now the good men and women of the Swartland wine tribe can go to work. It’s harvest season in the Swartland. Days start in the mottled pink of pre-dawn and continue into the dusk of dusty twilight as everyone works side by side to …

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The Definitive List of Swartland Bubblies You Should Be Sipping on This Summer

14 Dec 2018 | 0

Are you ready to celebrate Christmas and ring in the new year in style? There are a few Swartland MCCs and sparkling wines that should be gracing your table this festive season is you want to make a splash. Here’s the definitive list of Swartland bubblies you should be sipping on this summer: Méthode Cap …

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