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  In the town of: Riebeek-West:

General Riebeek-West / Riebeek-Kasteel Information - links, history, weather, etc.


   By Scapey on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 11:16 am: Edit Post

This General information facility is created to talk and tell things about this town that are not directly tourist facilities as such. Things like the history, climate and calender of regular events, etc.

An internet search showed the following pages pointing directly to the vicinity of this town:

Page 1, Page 2


If you know of any more general information web pages that link directly to this town's area, please please add a note below and tell us about it.

Any other notes or questions about this town would also be very welcome.

   By J'nette on Thursday, October 28, 2004 - 12:36 pm: Edit Post

This site has general information on location, history, attractions, etc for Riebeek Kasteel & Riebeek West, as well as beautiful pictures of the area.

www.pamgolding.co.za/areas/riebeekvalley/riebeekvalley.asp

   By J'nette on Sunday, November 07, 2004 - 06:21 am: Edit Post

Pieter Cruythoff - Riebeek Kasteel

riebeek kasteel


In 1652, under the command of Jan van Riebeek, the VOC establishes a refreshment station at the foot of Table Mountain to provide fresh supplies to ships passing by.

The first vine planted in the Cape was in 1655 in the Company's Garden.

Jan van Riebeek decided to explore the interior north of the Cape to investigate the suitability of that terrain for agriculture purposes.

It was on this expedition in 1661 that Pieter Cruythoff discovered the Riebeek Valley and named it after Jan van Riebeek.
valley


Almost 50 years later, in 1704, Adriaan van der Stel gave a piece of land in this valley to a widow Cloete. She had to travel between Stellenbosch and Riebeek Valley for supplies, a journey that took her more than a week in those days. One day on her return she found the house burned down and the farm destroyed. This is the story of "Allesverloren", birthplace of DF Malan.

monument

Thanks to Pieter Cruythoff's discovery, this valley now houses many wine farms that produce award-winning wines.

Riebeek Cellars distributes a Pieter Cruythoff range of wines to honour his memory. This range is mostly for the export market.
cruythoff wine




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