It is said that Riebeek Kasteel is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The town was founded by Jan van Riebeeck, the Dutch Commander of the first European settlers, to set foot on South African soil when around 1661 while Van Riebeeck and his team were on expedition in search of fertile agricultural soil further inland.
This quaint village is so well guarded that it has skipped a lot of the new architectural and urbanization development that has taken hold of towns and villages across South Africa.
The town was loosely developed around South Africa’s oldest hotel, The Royal Hotel and was and is to this day sustained by wine making and farming.
The village center is certainly period dated with the gabled front porches and bay windows with broekie lace borders, patios serving as restaurant fronts and the countryside views inviting tourist and would be property investors and intended retirees.
Quiet country living in an almost rural setting is the ideal place to raise a family and invest in stable property with the added benefit of maybe owning a guest house or Bed and Breakfast.
Slightly removed from the town center, the homes are more conventional and the town has schools for learners. These include Meiring Primary School and Hoërskool Tulbach.
Tourist attractions in the region and town are not seasonal thus the income generated from tourism is a more stable source.
Tourist attractions and destination in Riebeek Kasteel include Bartholomeus Klip Nature Reserve, Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area and the Swartland Wine Route.
MyRoof has a web page brimming with properties across South Africa. Take an armchair tour of the property on offer in Riebeek Kasteel via the MyRoof website. Your new dream home could be waiting for you on our web pages.