Festivals

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

olive festival

  Olives have become synonymous with the Western Cape's Mediterranean climate and love of good food and wine, and are also a fantastically hardy and diverse fruit. We all love a good excuse for a festival, and the hardy yet handy olive is certainly worthy of a weekend's celebration. The picturesque and neighbouring Swartland towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West are hosting their annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival on the 5th and 6th May 2012, which promises to showcase the best they have to offer in food, wine, and of course, olives. This year's festival will for the first time feature an Olive Emporium, a country fair, a fresh goods market as well as an Olive Martini bar. The Olive Emporium will have