The Neighbourhood

The hood around Kokos is relaxed, fun, real and exciting. Riebeek Kasteel offers a quaint village vibe just a short bike ride or stroll away from the house. Plenty of artisanal shops and curiosities, as well as restaurants, cafes and delis give you plenty of things to see and do close to home. 

For those who want something a bit more off the beaten track, we can take you to the Paardeberg area to meet a great bunch of locals making fantastic wines!

Either way, you’ll experience the very best the area has to offer with insider tips and local connections.

Things to do in Riebeeck-kasteel

Beans About Coffee for hearty breakfasts and freshly roasted coffee
The Barn for lovely lunch with a view or dinner al fresco.
The Royal Hotel for a gin & tonic under the longest stoep in the country.
Bay Leaf and Thyme – enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this delicious deli with a lovely outdoor patio.
Klovenburg Wine & Olive Estate – enjoy wine and olive tastings on this family farm that also offers hiking trails.
The Wine Kollective – shop a curated selection of the best local wines at cellar door prices.
ROF Boots – grab a pair of these iconic handmade leather boots at Laura & Leo’s showroom.

Things to do in the Paardeberg

The Paardeberg area is a secret gem; one you can only access through a local. It’s raw, natural, rough, authentic and beautiful. You can truly feel the energy of its passionate renegade winemakers doing the work to put their wines and the Swartland on the world map.

On request, we will arrange an authentic experience for you:

Morning braai

Rise with the sun and experience a once in a lifetime morning braai.

That’s right, wine for breakfast, paired with a lekker boerewors roll, in the vineyard at sunrise. Life is good! 

Meet the winemakers

Meet these pioneering winos with an unforgettable private wine tasting in their cellar or vineyards.

Visit established and renowned winemakers Adi Badenhorst of A.A Badenhorst Family Wines on Kalmoesfontein farm and Eben Sadie of exclusive Sadie Family Wines – not usually open to the public for tastings (don’t worry, we can get you in 😉

Pizza night

Thursday night is pizza night at Kalmoesfontein.

Enjoy delicious foodfired pizza, and if you’re lucky, a spot at the locals table.