Nestled  in the Riebeek valley is the picture perfect grounds of Allesverloren. Surrounded by old oak trees as you gently stroll up the path , you are overwhelmed by a sense of calm.

The first sight to greet us was that of a giant oak, hallowed out large enough for the kids to stand in the trunk. Its huge branches heavily  laden with autum leaves.

As we arrived at the top of the drive , an arch in the shrubbery caught our eye and the mysterious path way was begging to be explored. large enough for us to fit through with the pram we saw a rickety wooden bridge before us. Just after the bridge , down by the sadly empty steam stood a handmade swing that the kids couldn’t help but try out, I gazed at this unique sight and can only imagine how beautiful it must be when the stream is flowing.  

As we wound round the path we came to a clearing amidst the trees. A rustic alter stood to the one side , the perfect place to share vows, and as if to echo my thoughts the crudly scribbled quote lay to the side …

And on that day when I place my hand in yours , I’ll pack away my passport with the vow that my journey to find you has ended .        


The stunning grounds were green and small arches of shrubbery invited us to enjoy the picturesque building before us. 

As we had come to enjoy  the festivities of the Riebeek valley olive festival , we were greeted with the sound of live music wafting through the air. Stalls laden with a selection of delicious foods scattered the halls amidst tables of delights for the children.

We enjoyed strolling round the informal market , taking in the sights and distingushing the flavour fushions before us. I couldn’t help myself but to tuck into one of the farm fresh handmade sprinkbok pies …..yummolicious !!!!!

The children enjoyed the small funfare on the grounds and found themselves chasing each other in the giant plastic Zorbs.

Best of all had to be our tasting of olive oil ice cream …. who knew olives made such a tasty treat ?


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