Suid Agter Paarl Rd, South Paarl, Paarl, 7647

Ruitersvlei is situated in one of the oldest wine farming areas in the Western Cape. The first record of the farm appeared in 1688. The farm was originally called Ruigtervallei. The farm is located in the midst of some of the most recognised wine farms in the Paarl area. Ruitersvlei is centrally located in the Wine Route, being a mere 5 kilometers from Paarl, 40 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and close to Wellington and Stellenbosch. Cape Town is 40 minutes away along the N1. And Ruitersvlei is among the largest of wine farms in the are being 561 hectares in extent.

Ruitersvlei is situated beneath the Paarl Mountain Reserve, comprising over 2 200 hectares of pristine unspoiled open space on the slopes of the Paarl Mountain. The slopes of the mountain have long been recognised as one of the finest wine growing areas in the world, and home to some of the finest wines and ports produced in South Africa.

The beautiful granite outcrop, second largest of its kind in the world, dominates the surrounding environment of Paarl.

Hotel Accommodation

This consists of 12 double rooms with views of Paarl Mountain and Table Mountain. Elegantly finished in travertine tiles and with modern bathrooms. We offer bed, breakfast and lunch.

Hospitality Centre

The hospitality function rooms can accommodate events of between 15 to 200 guests. An ideal wedding venue has already seen weddings exceeding 150 guests. The restaurant which incorporates a wine tasting room can welcome 60 to 100 guests. The renovated working cellar and the original historical cellar offer tours on the history and practices of wine making.

Restaurant and Wine tasting at Ruitersvlei

In summer our double doors are swung wide open for a breath of fresh air with a spectacular view over vineyards and Table Mountain. In the winter months our fire place creates a warm, cozy atmosphere. Inside we can seat up to 100 guests comfortably and further seating outside at wooden tables. The lawn has ample space for children to run and play under moms’ and dads’ watchful eyes.

Our Ruitersvlei’s wines are available at cellar door prices and a well stocked bar caters for all tastes.

With distant views of Table Mountain in one direction and the Paarl Mountain in the other, combined with vistas over the valley this is surely a spot to enjoy, embraced by nature.

You are welcome to contact us for your special occasions, such as bridal showers, stork teas, children’s parties, birthdays, year-end functions, etc.

We are open for breakfast and lunch and do evening functions on request.

For tastings and reservations contact us at Kontrei Traveller +27 218711715 or email