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The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival
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In case you missed it last year you certainly have no excuse to miss out this year. The annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival takes place over the weekend of 7 and 8 May (9:30am to 5pm Saturday; 9:30am to 4pm Sunday), and you’re sure to find anything olive related – perfect for the olive enthusiast!

A social calendar highlight which promises to be a feast for the senses. A myriad of olive experiences and taste sensations await you. Get to know olives from the ground up with a guided and informative walk through the olive groves at Kloovenburg, which also includes an olive press demonstration. Olive Boutique is where it all started and is heaven for any olive fanatic. Het Vlock Casteel with its castle inspired building completes the list of participating olive producers in the valley, and is guaranteed to tickle the taste buds with their range of mouthwatering olives. These producers are home to a range of delicious olive pastes, olive mustards and not forgetting delicious olive oils. The finest South Africa has to offer!

The Riebeek Valley and each of their wine farms are renowned for producing superb award-winning wines, and this weekend is the perfect excuse to stock up. Participating wineries include Allesverloren, Pulpit Rock Het Vlock Casteel, Kloovenburg and Riebeek Cellars. An abundance of hearty local food and live entertainment are the perfect ingredients to what promises to be an unforgettable weekend. And what would a festival be without something for the children. Ample kiddies’ entertainment on offer at the participating producers allow for an ideal family outing.    

This year the festival takes place over the Mother’s Day weekend and what better excuse to surprise Mom with a special Sparkling Wine Breakfast at Riebeek Cellar on Sunday, 8 May. The perfect treat and day out for Mom and the whole family. Contact for more details.

An Olive Passport, valid for the entire weekend, will give you access to the six participating wine farms. Your passport costs R125 per person and includes a complimentary tasting glass. Book online via or on the day at any of the participating venues. Children under 18 enter for free. A complimentary shuttle service will be available for the duration of the weekend.

Don’t just stay for the day, but make a weekend of your experience. With a vast selection of accommodation establishments to choose from in the valley you’ll be sorry you didn’t.

For more information contact Riebeek Valley Tourism on 022 448 1545 or email

Tel: +27.224612025   Fax: +27.224612028   Email:  
P.O. Box 1, De Gift, Riebeek West, 7306, South Africa