Vince's Favourites

Vince’s Favourite Things To Do…

There are numerous activities in and around the valley and a bit further ahead.  
Here are Vince’s favourite things:

In the Valley:

Call Anton for a private Chenin and Shiraz wine tasting at his quaint boutique wine shop, The Wine Kollective in Riebeek Kasteel

Book a deep tissue massage with therapist, Nico Rens in his studio in main road Riebeek West, walking distance from Merindol Manor.

Order a craft gin & tonic in the colourful bar of the  Royal Hotel  in Riebeek Kasteel, and sit on the wide stoep in the shade, watching the town go by.

Drive about 8 minutes down the farm roads to the heart of Delico, a traditional family butchery, on the De La Fontaine farm, buy farm fresh biltong, beef fillet or lamb chops and have your own delicious braai at Merindol as the sun sets.

Tackle Kasteelberg, a 1,5 hour hike to the top of the mountain that flanks the green valley, for a 360 wraparound views of the Valley and Table Mountain in. the distance. Start at Pulpit Rock Farm in Riebeek West and descend the same way and finish your hike with a wine tasting at Pulpit Rock.

Ask Vince for the best route to follow with your MTB or Gravel bike to discover the farm roads of the Swartland.

A little bit further:

Take the 20 min scenic drive to spectacular Saronsberg Wine Farm   in Tulbagh for a wine tasting, complemented with a cheese board, followed by a stop at Tulbagh Nursery to admire their rose collections.

A 30-min drive takes you to Adene Flowers, a working farm near Wolseley, where you can pick your own beautiful bunch of flowers on their  selected open days.

A one hour drive takes you to the Westcoast National Park to admire the Lagoon and enjoy a lunch at the beachfront Leeto restaurant in Paternoster.

Another hour drive, this time in the opposite direction takes you to the historical town of Franschhoek, where you can enjoy a lazy lunch on the rolling lawns of La Petite Ferme.   

In winter time – July to August – drive towards Ceres to visit the cold town of Ceres and explore the snowy Matroosberg.

 

A little bit further:

Take the 20 min scenic drive to spectacular Saronsberg Wine Farm   in Tulbagh for a wine tasting, complemented with a cheese board, followed by a stop at Tulbagh Nursery to admire their rose collections.

A 30-min drive takes you to Adene Flowers, a working farm near Wolseley, where you can pick your own beautiful bunch of flowers on their  selected open days.

A one hour drive takes you to the Westcoast National Park to admire the Lagoon and enjoy a lunch at the beachfront Leeto restaurant in Paternoster.

Another hour drive, this time in the opposite direction takes you to the historical town of Franschhoek, where you can enjoy a lazy lunch on the rolling lawns of La Petite Ferme.   

In winter time – July to August – drive towards Ceres to visit the cold town of Ceres and explore the snowy Matroosberg.