The grand old Royal hotel is located in Riebeek Kasteel, the village forming together with Hermon and Riebeek West the picturesque and tranquil Riebeek Valley and part of the Wineland route. The Royal Hotel is the oldest and most colonial hotel of the Western Cape and offers the most beautiful and most luxurious accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel, and the Swartland for that matter. The hotel offers accommodation in true old world luxury at affordable prices. All areas have air conditioning. The rooms are recently upgraded to the highest standards. Great views of the valley and the Kasteelberg from our garden, our swimming pool and our pool deck. Our 150 year old colonial bar you can find next to our restaurant while our pool bar caters for the pool, garden and outside lounge. Our spa service offers total relaxation in the privacy of your room or in the gazebo in the garden. Our stoep (veranda) was named the longest stoep south of the Limpopo by the Government when they put us on the list of the 50 most fabulous places to visit in South Africa. Our online booking system on our web site will offer you the best price and value for money. The Riebeek Valley hosts 3 festivals each year: The Medfest in March, The Olive Festival in May and the Shiraz and art festival in September. The location of Riebeek Kasteel is very central: within a radius of less than an hour drive we find: Paarl, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Tulbagh, Ceres and safari possibilities, many golf courses including the biggest golf course of South Africa at only half an hours drive. Five star Big Five safaris within half an hours drive. The hotel is also the perfect venue for weddings. It was chosen one of the most beautiful wedding venues by the Wine Magazine in 2009. With our personal service and possibilities we are very popular for conferences up to 120 people. We cater for any special event. Professional coordinator on site. We also maintain a close relationship with South Africa's two biggest wedding planners: Aleit and Wedding Concepts.