Riebeek West


Riebeek -West ( Afrikaans: Riebeek- Wes ) is a town in the Swartland Municipality, district, West Coast, Western Cape Province in South Africa. 2011, it had 4,350 inhabitants. It lies on the R311 road, 80 kilometers north of Cape Town, at 179 meters above sea level. Neighboring towns are 33 km away Moorreesburg and Malmesbury, 17 kilometers away.

Is named the city after Jan van Riebeeck. Well-known citizens of the town were Daniel François Malan General Jan Christiaan Smuts and.

Economically, the city lives from agriculture, such as the winery Allesverloren Estate and Farm Zonquasdrift.


1858 funded the farms Groenrivier and Allesverloren to build a church and the development of the present city at the bottom of the farm Groenrivier.