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Keerweder. A Place of Homecoming and Tranquility, offers guests comfortably furnished self-catering accommodation in Riebeek-West.

About Keerweder

The name "Keerweder" is derived from an old Afrikaans-Dutch word for "return" and refers to a place of hospitality to which one wants to return over and over again: a true place of many happy returns, of homecoming and healing.

Our "home away from home" is situated in a quiet location in the town of Riebeek West on the slope of Kasteelberg with stunning views of the Riebeek Valley and with easy access to all the amenities of the valley. Once you arrive here everything slows down and brings you in touch with the gentle flow of rural life.

Our five luxury double rooms are set in a lush garden filled with the song of a variety of birds in the huge trees around the house. All rooms are equipped with 100% cotton. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Ample secure parking is available on the premises. Access to a pool is available to guests in the house. Each unit has its own private braai area and facilities.

The Riebeek Valley is known for its wheat, wines, and more recently, olives. It is popular for tourism, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts. It boasts numerous restaurants, wedding venues and venues for wine and olive tasting.

Riebeek West itself is an easy 75 km drive north-east from Cape Town and 5 km north of its twin town Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland area of the Western Cape in South Africa.

History of the area:

The Riebeek Valley would have been known to indigenous Khoi people, but was first described by a party of Cape Dutch explorers under leadership of Pieter Cruythoff in 1661.

The mountain, Riebeek's Kasteel Berg (Riebeek's Castle Mountain) was named after then Cape commander Jan van Riebeek and the settlements along the eastern slope of the mountain later derived their names from it.

The first European settlers arrived in the area in the early 18th century. Riebeek West was established as a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1858.

Riebeek West was the birthplace of two successive South African Prime Ministers. General Jan Christiaan Smuts was born on the farm Ongegund, two km north of Riebeek West on 24 May 1870. Daniel Fran├žois Malan was born on the farm Allesverloren, which borders the town on the southern side, on 22 May 1874.

There are 4 different options to choose from:

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Accommodation at Keerweder

Our self-catering units are beautifully furnished with special care for your comfort with 100% percale cotton and Egyptian cotton towels.

All rooms have direct access to the lush garden and opens with French doors to private patios. Ideal for privacy and quiet reflection.

There is free Wi-Fi and the swimming pool can be enjoyed by house guests.

Each unit has its own private braai area and facilities. Ample safe parking is available to all guests.


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Keerweder - A Place of Homecoming

The spacious house has lovely views of the valley and comprises of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The open-plan kitchen is equipped for self-catering and guests can enjoy their meals at the dining table or relax in the lounge which is equipped with a fireplace, and opens onto a balcony with views of the surrounds.

Keerweder - Cosy Cottage

Set in a lush garden filled with the song of a variety of birds in the huge trees around the house. It features a queen-size bed, a bathroom with a bath and shower, a fully equipped kitchenette and a sitting area as well as a porch for enjoying a sundowner or a braai.

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Keerweder - Studio of Tranquility

Ideal for 2 people and set in the lush garden. The open-plan unit is furnished with a queen-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom. The unit has a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, washing machine, stove top and small oven as well as a dining area and opens onto a patio with portable braai facilities.

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What to do at or near Keerweder

There is no shortage of things to do in Riebeek West and its nearby sister town of Riebeek Kasteel.
The Riebeek Valley is well known for (among others) the following:
- Award winning Wine farms, some open for tasting
- World class Olives produced on local farms, some open for tasting
(and dont miss the annual Olive festival held over the first weekend of May)
- A number of very good restaurants
- Game farm with game drives
- MTB trails among the farms
- Hiking Trails on Kasteel Berg
.. and so much more

Check at the Riebeek Valley tourism office, where you can also get maps and permits for the hiking trails.

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Beautiful Riebeek Valley
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Historic Smuts home - Riebeek West
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Wine Tasting at Allesverloren
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Local Olives
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Contact / Location

You can contact Keerweder here:


20 Dennehof Street
Riebeek West, 7306


082 920 0437

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Keerweder-place of homecoming and tranquility is an Afristay Best Value establishmment.