Situated on the R400 about 39kms west of Grahamstown lies the hamlet of Riebeek East, once the home of legendary voortekker Piet Retief.The farm house still exists on the farm called Mooimeisiesfontein which was one of three fountains that still exist today.
Another fantastic and successful evening with Joe van der Linden who rocked the house with his many great renditions of classic 70's - 90's music.
Always wanted to paint well now you can!Join us at the Mooimeisies Guesthouse in Riebeeck East for a weekend with Jason Jaffray who will take you on step by step progression till you have that perfect touch. Read more
Belts, saddles. whips...Meet Trevor Whisken of Bear Leather for all quality handmade leather crafts.
I wasn't sure what to expect of the town I couldnt find on Wikipedia, but since it was next door to Grahamstown, I pictured hot student types who harvested crops by day (shirtless) and then joined me at the local pub for drinks (still shirtless). My stay was going to be romantic and dreamy.
When I saw the sign for Riebeek East and hit a dirt road, I became suspicious. Assuming I had taken a back road, I stopped to ask a passer-by. He was neither hot nor shirtless, but toothless. I enquired as to where the "high street" of Riebeek East was. "Youre on it," he said. As the road got bumpier and my cellphone signal weaker, I pulled up to the Mooimeisies guest house. It was more charming than a lecture hall full of shirtless men studying charm. Read further