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Riebeek West (Afrikaans: Riebeek-Wes) is a small town situated 5 km from Riebeek Kasteel and about 75 km north-east of Cape Town in the Swartland area of the Western Cape, South Africa. Village some 50 km north-north-west of Paarl and 61 km south-south-west of Piketberg. It was established as a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1858 and named after Riebeek-Kasteel, at the foot of which it is situated. It was the birthplace of General Jan Christiaan Smuts, former Prime Minister of South Africa. The form Riebeek-Wes is preferred for official purposes. The Riebeek Valley is known for its wheat, wines and more recently olives. The area of Riebeek West was first seen by Cape Dutch scouts in the late 17th century. The first settlers arrived in the area in the early 18th century. Today the population of Riebeek West is about 4,000 people; on the west side of the main road (Voortrekker Road) is mainly white people, on the east side it is mainly coloured people.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Riebeeck West in South Africa. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Riebeeck West like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Cape Town, South Africa. Add Cape Town to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Table Mountain Cableway, Table Mountain, Victoria And Alfred Waterfront. Also, to reach Riebeeck West, you'll have to take a flight to Cape Town; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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