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Hermon, Swartland

Hermon in the Riebeek Valley

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Lying on the route between Wellington and Gouda, Hermon might be but a blip on the map but it is actually a little village that has been here since forever - families have lived here for generations. It is one of four towns that make up the Riebeek Valley now so popular with Capetonians.

Hermon lies just outside Riebeeck Kasteel, the town that has endeared itself as a weekend getaway, filled with foodie type venues and trendy delis and shops. The surrounds are a tapestry of vineyards, olive groves and fields of wheat, a number of the farms now offering luxury manor house type accommodation, and the town of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West serving as major drawcards to those in search of lunch venues or a morning of sanctuary away from Cape Town.

Beautiful mountains, olives, good food and an excellent wine route combine to make the magic of the area easily capable of entertaining one for a weekend or more.

Dining out in nearby Riebeeck Kasteel
Hermon is also a good base from which to explore the towns of Malmesbury and Wellington, both of which lie within easy reach. Wine and olive estates include Riebeek Cellars, Pulpit Rock Winery, Mullineux, Meerhof, Het Vlock Casteel and Kloovenburg.

There are also local projects worth visiting like the Riebeek Kasteel Community Garden Project, where locals have their own allotment vegetable gardens, the Steel Band Project run by David Wickham, and the Community Theatre. Two weekend markets - the Riebeek Kasteel Village Market, and the Riebeek West Fresh Funky Market are welcome respites, and make time to hike up the Kasteelberg which give you some incredible views over the Swartland.

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average visitor rating: 4/5"I was born  and bred there. My father worked for mr ID Droomer and my mother run a local general shop. Several residents who are known to me, still make a ..." - kobus bester, paarl

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Featured Attractions in (or near) Hermon

Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve

On Bartholomeus Klip's grassy plains you will find wild animals in one of the last spaces, so close to a city, that still allows for game to freely graze as they might have done years ago. The quagga breeding programme brings together pairs of zebra that display traits closest to ... more information

Swartberg Nature Reserve

The Swartberg Nature Reserve lies in the Oudtshoorn district between the Great Karoo and Little Karoo, bordered by the Gamka River in the west and the Uniondale / Willowmore road in the east. The Swartberg Reserve encompasses 121,000 heactares of mostly state-owned land. Gamkapoort ... more information

Swartland Wine Route

Meaning ‘black country’ and named after the indigenous Renosterbos, which turns a dark colour at a certain time of the year, the wine route extends from Darling on the west coast down to the Oliphants Mountain at Porterville in the east and includes Malmesbury, Riebeek Valley and Piketberg in the north ... more information

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Game Drive at Bartholomeus Klip

Where: Hermon
How much (per person): R201 to R500

Morning game drives are available in the 10 000 acre Bartholomeus Klip Hermon Private Nature Reserve. There are many animals here, easi ... more information

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