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reasons to stay over in riebeek Kasteel

Whether you are venturing out to explore the winelands of the Riebeek Valley, or looking for a quiet restful place to unwind and feel pampered from the moment you arrive, I would certainly recommend you stay at Julu Guest House.

Julu Guest House, situated opposite the vineyards in Riebeek Kasteel, offers the ideal place to stay if you are looking for accommodation in the Riebeek Valley.

Be greeted by your hosts, a couple with a passion and love for the Riebeek Valley and all that it offers. Creating an experience is what Julu Guest House strives for, with every guest during their stay. 

The tranquil ambience of this hidden gem, only 80km from Cape Town, allows all guests the opportunity to unwind and relax in this luxury surround. 

Accommodation is very personal, offering only two boutique styled en-suite bedrooms, a Deluxe and the Luxury suite. No detail has been spared with regards to furnishing, décor and creature comforts in a range of offerings providing the discerning traveller. The overall theme is modern contemporary, with a minimalist focus on décor, affording the guest a flow of beautiful and unique finishes throughout. 

The warmth, authenticity and hospitality of both hosts is heartfelt, and they go out of their way to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

A complimentary breakfast is served daily in the dining area. For dinners, guests can pre-book from the tantalising menu option. Much of the breakfast and dinner ingredients are fresh produce direct from the farmers. Nothing beats a kitchen complimented with the freshest ranges of organic herbs, vegetables, fruit and dairy, not to mention the quality of ethically sourced meats from the Valley.

The menu offers an exciting and mouth-watering array of options, which vary according to seasonal availability, with the classic Riebeek Valley offerings available. 

Julu Guest House offers an enchanting setting to be enjoyed both during the day or in the evening, where one can sit under the trees of the zen garden for an alfresco dining experience, or a glass or two of wine. 

Being in the Riebeek Valley, you are most certainly spoilt for choice, should you wish to venture into the town and discover the many quaint eateries located in and around the village. Julu Guest House is located only a stone throw away.

The postcards don’t lie…there are a host of exciting adventures to experience, so take the time and make sure you have this covered as it can get busy.

Go for a Wine – or – Olive Tasting – Here’s a rundown of my epic trip to the land of Olives, Wine and Art – Julu Guest House  🍳☕️☀️🏡☺#bedandbreakfastlife#breakfastalwaysserved #juluescapes

In the Riebeek Valley most certainly, olives and wine go hand in hand. Many local farms and wine estates offer free tastings, something you should never miss out on. It is incredible as to what sensations are achieved from olives. One of the most famous is the Olive Boutique in Riebeek Kasteel, a mere 15 minutes’ walk from Julu Guest House. Be welcomed by owners, Derek and Susan to taste everything from olives to olive oil and vinegars, hear their stories of how these products have won premium SA awards.

As for wine, you are spoilt for choice. Visit anyone or more of the famous wine estates, like Allesverloren and Kloovenburg, where guests can enjoy a bouquet of South Africa’s best local and export wines.

Enjoy Fun MTB Trails – Go and explore magical places. 🛌🌲☕️#bedandbreakfastlife#breakfastalwaysserved #juluescapes

For the more adventurous and energetic, the Swartland Region is renowned for being a hot spot for trail and MTB lovers, offering a fabulous selection of local trails.

There are two excellent options which are self-guided trails near Malmesbury, and the  Piket-Bo-Berg trails, which come highly recommended.

Enjoy Great Birding

I expected beauty and I got beyond magic! The Riebeek Valley is indeed a magical gem. – Julu Guest House 🍳☕️☀️🏡☺#bedandbreakfastlife#breakfastalwaysserved #juluescapes

There is a dedicated Swartland Birding Route that visitors and avid birdwatchers will love. It begins some 50 kilometres north of Cape Town comprising Malmesbury (south), Darling and Yzerfontein (west), Moorreesburg and Koringberg (north), and Riebeek Valley (east).

Dine at a Local Eatery…

Art, culture, wine, olives, and lots of good food. Here in the Riebeek Valley, is Julu Guest House. – 🍳☕️☀️🏡☺#bedandbreakfastlife#breakfastalwaysserved #juluescapes

The Swartland Region offers a wonderful array of quality eateries, with excellent food and friendly service.

There are many fine eateries in the Riebeek Valley and some notable mentions include:

The Barn

Bay Leaf & Thyme Deli

Aardvark Eats


The Pleasant Pheasant

Au Bouchon Rouge

La Parrilla

Café Felix

Visit the RK Contemporary Art Gallery

In a world full of ordinary, these artistic wonders redefine what it means to be extraordinary. Julu Guest House 🍳☕️☀️🏡☺#bedandbreakfastlife#breakfastalwaysserved #juluescapes

Centrally located in Riebeek Kasteel, the RK Contemporary Art Gallery is almost an “International” find in the Riebeek Valley.

Since opening its doors in 2017, the gallery has featured many incredible artworks by both local and international artists.

The artworks are curated and presented to visitors through a series of carefully planned exhibitions held throughout the year. This is not something to miss out on, so watch the space for the like of Solo.

There are many exciting ongoing events throughout the year in the Region. You can find these amazing events by following Julu Guest House on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You will be updated on concerts, exhibitions , festivals, and all the happenings in and around this beautiful Riebeek Valley.

Hello! We are Julu Guest House located in the gorgeous Riebeek Valley….Do come and stay awhile.🛌☕️☺#bedandbreakfastlife

For more information, please contact the local Riebeek Valley tourism office – Contact: +27 (022)  001 0096,