Christmas First Fridays Riebeek Valley – Plan your 3-5 December weekend now!
The “Arts Town Riebeek Valley” also known as the Shiraz Valley of South Africa, has one more moniker it is laying claim to: The Christmas Town
On this First Friday of December, Riebeek Valley is celebrating traditional Christmas fused with arts, crafts, olives and wine.
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Nestled among vineyards and olive groves, Riebeek Valley includes Riebeek West, Hermon, Riebeeksrivier and Riebeek Kasteel on the West Coast Way Tractor Route. Riebeek Kasteel, and its sister town, Riebeek West, are two of the oldest towns in South Africa, situated 80 km north-east of Cape Town in The Riebeek Valley.
The valley is home to some of South Africa’s most famous painters and the country’s oldest hotel, The Royal Hotel.
And whilst there was snow on the mountains of the valley this winter, we can assure you the Summer has brought loads of warmth and a bright sun. Perfect to kick off the Summer holidays.
The festive weekend will be filled with shopping, entertainment, food and outdoor activities, such as live music performances, an olive harvest market, art exhibitions as well as gin, olive and wine tastings.
Tis the season to celebrate the unique community at Riebeek Valley
On 3 December, Riebeek Valley First Fridays is the one stop shop for all your holiday needs; from jewelry to art and everything in between. The weekend kicks off with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 20h30 in front of the Tourism Office on the town square, at 7 Plein Street in Riebeek Kasteel.
This event will be a gathering of all locals from Riebeek West, Hermon, Riebeeksrivier and Riebeek Kasteel, including special guests such as Father Christmas.
Photo Riebeek Valley David Lazarus Photography
Find Riebeek Valley Tourism Office and Gallery on the West Coast Way Tractor Route.
Distance from Cape Town: 86.1km
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday open till 2pm
Find them at 7 Plein St, Riebeek Kasteel