Trip to Riebeek Valley’s Festival

 

The people of Riebeek Kasteel gave us a warm and colourful welcome at the Olive Festival yesterday.  We started off by sampling traditional pancakes in an old shed (that was manned by twenty people), followed by all kinds of treats like coffee infused olive oil (above), Ten Buck Bites (below)…

Homemade bread ( ‘which is kneaded until your hands are no longer sticky,’ said the bread-lady, who had started her baking at 3.30am)…

Darling slow brewed beer (my favourite find of the day)…

Endless stalls that lined the roads of the town (selling everything from cacti to cupcakes to cheese)…

Offering more tastings of things like vetkoek filled with mince (‘and peas!’ said Dion)…

Potato kebabs…

And more pancakes (‘they should have called it The Pancake Festival!’ said my friend)…

There was live music…

And there were tractor rides for the olive and wine tasters (lunch for us consisted of olives in every form and variety: plain olives, smoked olives, olives in lemon, olives in Malay curry, olives in garlic, olives in etc etc etc…)

There were the hot, long roads for those who preferred to travel on foot (why on earth did I wear suede shoes?!) …

And then another hot trip to find the car before our final journey home through the countryside…

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3 thoughts on “Trip to Riebeek Valley’s Festival

  1. Looks like a ton of fun and truly sorry we missed it. Back in the USA and hard at work but always a pleasure to check in and see the beautiful sights of the land I love SO very much. Thanks for that!

    1. Glad you got home safe and sound and to hear that your New York orders are rocking and rolling! Lovely to have met you in SA, Cheryl!

  2. I didn’t get shots of the olive & wine tastings as it was too crowded but what a treat to have so many different taste combinations in one day. We didn’t feel the need for a sit down lunch after all…

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