- Rhebokskloof Estate dates back to 1692 when Governor Simon van der Stel gave a free grant to Dirk van Schalkwyk, and is named after the small buck, rhebok, which used to roam freely in the area and may still occasionally be seen in the vineyards. The estate nestles in two valleys, adjoined by the Paarl Nature Reserve at the northern end of Paarl Mountain, and is renowned for producing some of the finest wines in the area. Several of its wines have been awarded gold medals at the annual Veritas Awards. The estate boasts the excellent Victorian and Cape Dutch restaurants, which are not named for their cuisine, but after the architectural style of the buildings in which they are housed. In the colder months, patrons are able to enjoy gourmet delights in cosy dining rooms, while in summer the sumptuous meals, prepared by chef Stefan Achterfeld, are served on a terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens, vineyards and mountains.
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