Swartland Wine & Olive Route
Busses Welcome, Wheelchair Friendly, Accommodation Available
Mediterranean cultivars dominate among the 110ha of vines on the 300ha Kloovenburg. These include Carignan, Shiraz, Grenache noir and blanc, Roussanne, Verdelho and Chenin Blanc. It also produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. The first wine was made in 1997, by current owner Pieter du Toit who grew up here. A new cellar followed in 2000. In addition to the wines, the Du Toit family farms olives, table grapes and figs, and hosts visitors for tastings and farmstays at its location along the Riebeek Mountain.
White and Dessert Wines
Chardonnay, White Blend, Sauvignon Blanc
$$ moderately priced
South Africa, Riebeek Kasteel IN 1977 the du Toit family purchased Die Pastorie (The Parsonage) - one of the most recognised properties in Riebeek Kasteel, from the NG Church. 33 years later Pieter and Annalene du Toit have transformed this landmark property into one of the Riebeek Valley’s most luxurious overnight accommodation options and named it the Kloovenburg Pastorie.
This historic property has been affectionately restored and transformed into a beautiful villa, offering guests to the Riebeek Valley four sumptuous air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and one super luxurious suite with en-suite bathroom and private lounge area. Along with the luxurious accommodation, the Kloovenburg Pastorie also has relaxing public spaces, including a well appointed lounge, dining room, kitchen and a sparkling pool with loungers to relax on. Décor of this classic Victorian-styled home is an eclectic mix of French and Victorian.
As with every aspect of the Kloovenburg Pastorie, attention to detail is extended right throughout. From the 100% cotton bed linen to the luxurious olive-based bath products from the Kloovenburg body range, with its sleek black, white and silver packaging, perfectly complemented by the black and white Victorian-inspired bathrooms.
Ideally located within walking distance of the quaint Riebeek Kasteel Town Square and its many restaurants, the Kloovenburg Pastorie is an easy stroll down into town for delicious meals or some retail therapy. Those simply looking to relax and unwind can indulge in the comfort and privacy of their bedroom, which all have DSTV access.
Before or after dinner the lounge and dining room is the ideal spot to relax in front of a cosy fire and to enjoy a glass of Pieter’s superb Shiraz in the cooler winter months. In the summer months it’s all about the outdoors. The front veranda offers staggering views over Riebeek Valley and is the perfect place to sit and watch the exquisite Swartland sunsets, while enjoying a chilled glass of Kloovenburg ‘White from Red’ Brut and some mouth-watering olive treats. On hot Swartland summer days, the beautiful and relaxing pool area in the back garden offers a welcome reprieve from the heat.