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INSIGHTS on events and accommodation when you are planning a visit to riebeek kasteel

Ways to find out what events are happening in towns like Riebeek Kasteel.

First call is to check local news sources like the online newspapers and news websites that cover the area and its surroundings. The likes of social media is often a good option, check Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms for posts and updates from people who live in or are currently visiting Riebeek Kasteel. This is how we discovered Riebeek Kasteel and made it our home. In fact, our “piece of paradise” that we have expanded into a guest house for others to visit and experience. Making contact with the local tourism office for the latest information about events, announcements and activities in Riebeek Kasteel is my next suggestion, they are active with new activities, entertainment, markets, gallery openings and new food eateries, to only mention a few. Chat with friends and acquaintances who have contacts with the locals in the town, or better still, those who have visited The Riebeek Valley. They will be able to provide you with some useful tips and information as to what to expect and look forward to.


Planning  suggestions for your accommodation 



There are a few things to consider when planning your trip

  1. Location: Choose a location like The Riebeek Valley if you are considering something close to Cape Town, that is, if you reside in Cape Town. Make sure you know what you are seeking in terms of activities and attractions you want to see. If you plan on spending most of your time outdoors, look no further, look for accommodation that is situated near hiking trails, vineyards, and restaurants, not to forget the quirkiness of such an arty community that resides in this beautiful and untouched town of Riebeek Kasteel.
  2. Budget: Determine your budget and look for accommodation that fits your price range. You may need to compromise on luxury amenities or location to find a place that fits your budget, but that is fine. There are many amazing guesthouses and a variety of accommodation to match your expectations on taste and budget. There are many quaint boutique and private establishments that even offer a complimentary five star breakfast along with an optional dinner menu. These gems are found vey close to town, and situated with the most exquisite mountain landscapes and vineyards, in arms reach away from the bustle of the town which is a mere 10 minutes walk away.
  3.  Amenities: Consider the amenities that are important to you, such as Wi-Fi, a pool, air conditioning, and privacy (small and private where you can actually relax without any destractions). Make sure the accommodation you choose has the amenities you need.
  4. Reviews: Read and view the Guest House website reviews  as well as what others have to say that have visited. Make sure that your guesthouse ticks all the boxes on the all credible booking platforms such as Nightsbridge.  To get a better idea of what to expect from the accommodation, pay attention to mentions referring to cleanliness, comfort, and customer service.
  5. Availability: Check the availability of the accommodation you are interested in, and make a reservation in advance to ensure you have a place to stay when you arrive.

By considering these factors, you can find the perfect accommodation for your short country destination that meets your needs and fits within your budget.



What to expect and ask when you book a guesthouse in the Riebeek Valley

  1. A cosy atmosphere: Guest houses in the country often have a cosy and intimate atmosphere, which can make you feel at home.
  2. Personalised service: Since guest houses are usually small and privately owned, you can expect personalised service from the hosts.
  3. Rustic surroundings: Many guest houses in the country are situated in rural areas and surrounded by natural beauty. You can expect to be surrounded scenic landscapes, make sure you clarify this when asking questions in deciding on your accommodation choice..
  4. A peaceful environment: Guest houses in the country often provide a peaceful and quiet environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
  5. Home-cooked meals: Many guest houses offer home-cooked meals made from locally sourced organic and free range ingredients. This can be a great opportunity to try new dishes and experience the local cuisine.
  6. Comfortable rooms: Guest houses typically offer comfortable and well-furnished rooms with private bathrooms. Depending on the guest house, you may also have access to additional amenities, such as a pool, a garden, or a lounge area.
  7. Opportunities for outdoor activities: Many guest houses are located near popular outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking and often provide bicycles in the cost to cycle around the vineyards and the town. You can expect to have plenty of opportunities to explore the countryside and enjoy the natural surroundings
  8.  By considering these factors, you can find the perfect house for your needs and have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Don’t be afraid to ask the property owner or manager any questions you may have before making your booking.

Overall, booking a guest house in the country can provide a unique and authentic experience that allows you to relax and immerse yourself in the local culture and environment.