Investing in a historic settlement on a small hill in the Vipava Valley near the border with Italy. It is historically one of the most interesting places in the area.  The houses in this village are clustered inside a defense wall around a castle from the late 15th century, built to protect the residents against Ottoman raids.

The Powder Keg stone villa is on 3 levels and does not have a straight wall. The villa has been renovated keeping the original flooring and wooden beams.

In 1532 Vipavski Križ was declared a town. In 1636 a Capuchin monastery with a rich library was founded in the town and is now open to visitors.

The bedroom of the villa is situated on the top floor with beautiful views over the valleys of vineyards. Ideally this is a villa for 2 people to enjoy comfortably.

A small terrace is shaded by grape vines in summer; much needed shade from the hot days in the Vipava valley. A beautiful reminder of the surrounding vineyards.

The view from the bedroom is spectacular and relaxing. In the early morning it is not unusual to wake to a sea of fog.  The fog quickly clears onto a valley of greenery. The Powder Keg stone villa is on the south side of the village away from any highway noise on the northern side.  Other than the church bells the silence is tranquil.

The view on the Northern side is a amphitheatre of mountains and vineyards.

Walkways and infrastructure of Vipavski Križ were renovated with European funding 3 years back. No outside changes are permitted to any of the buildings. Below is an entrance to the castle.

On the middle level of the villa is a kitchen and living area. The location of the villa is perfectly situated for day visits to Venice, Trieste, Udine and obviously the magnificent Ljubljana. The capital of Slovenia is known as little Prague but in my biased opinion Ljubljana is a “nicer” city.

The bathroom is beautifully small and quaint. Fitted with a shower and no room for a bath. The villa is private with only 1 window in the bedroom having a distant view of neighbors.

The 1st level has an outside entrance and is also connected by a staircase from the middle level. Not yet renovated but ideal for wine parties and storage of bikes and scooters to get you touring the surrounds. Many houses in the village have wine cellars and this room will be similarly converted.

Materialistic and possessed with kids inheritance? Europeans invest in living life, possibly a culture formed from socialistic systems. Either way we only have 1 life and it would be beneficial to have a more balanced approach.

A perfect base to explore a beautiful region of Central Europe.  Ljubljana 50 minutes / Venice 90 minutes. Summer pricing is Euro 145 per night and a minimum of 5 nights. Wine and bicycles included.  Inquiries via the contact form

We received a consignment of Kahles K16 scopes. This scope was previously only available to law enforcement. A wide field of view (true 1 power), proven robustness and optical perfection. This is easily the best driven hunt scope and perfect for tactical shooting disciplines. The benefits of a reflex sight and a scope in one.

A masterpiece featuring H&H style self-opening system with 7 pins true sidelocks.

Chrome nickel steel demibloc barrels and a luxury Turkish walnut stock.  100% engraving (not rolled and then hand finished) with luxury case hardening made in Germany.  A leather case included.


Getting our customers to see a NEW WORLD rather than an OLD WORLD better.  The Powder Keg has introduced family safari and tourism opportunities to central and eastern Europe. Our goal, a lifestyle investment for the family, a unique opportunity to combine hunting and tourism like a local. Read the BLOG (category hunting) for further information. See the section LIFESTYLE on our website which has links to get you started.

Now in stock!  The Powder Keg keeps delivering on its commitment to bring new innovative products to firearms enthusiasts in sub-Saharan Africa. We have teamed up with Technoframes to bring leading designer and functional ammunition boxes and gun storage to you. Visit The Powder Keg to view the new generation ZERO ammo boxes now in stock!


Huglu affordable high quality

Huglu affordable high quality

The Powder Keg has received the first shipment of Huglu shotguns. Visit The Powder Keg to view affordable quality shotguns.

Huglu shotguns fit The Powder Keg strategy of best in class; the best ratio of price and quality. If you visit The Powder Keg you will be able to view the special edition shotguns produced and sold by Huglu. These models are available on special order.


The Powder Keg continues to add innovative product lines for those customers seeking functional and elegant guns with unique features such as this breakdown gun with original Mauser action. In breakdown this 8×57 rifle can fit to a gun case of only 60cm length. Highest quality stocks and elegant engraving bring functionality and art into harmony. This particular Ales Spendal rifle has a 2nd barrel in 30-06 fitted with a Swarovski Z8 scope. It is clear from seeing such custom rifles why gun makers from Ferlach Austria are renown world over for their leadership in rifle making.

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Kahles leads innovation by introducing a phone adapter that is not phone specific. The concept is not new but all other manufacturer products are specific to a phone and model. Combine this feature with premium quality Kahles binoculars priced at a level that makes them the leading value choice and you will never miss the moment.  If you don’t use binoculars when hunting then change that habit. The Kahles binoculars are available in both 8x and 10x magnification. The ideal size and lens quality make Kahles binoculars best in class!

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The Powder Keg has received stock of the full range of Kahles hunting optics. The Powder Keg chose Kahles hunting optics because they are stand-out best in class when evaluated by the ratio of price and quality. KAHLES has pioneered and continued to be the leader in rifle scope innovation:

-1949 KAHLES developed the first variable rifle scopes
-1960 KAHLES developed the first waterproofed rifle scopes
-1972 KAHLES-AMV coating offered the first rifle scopes with light transmission of more than 90 percent
-2005 KAHLES multizero TM ballistic elevation adjustment opened a new era in precision shooting
-2007 KAHLES developed the worlds first intelligent on-off mechanism for illuminated rifle scope reticles
-2014 KAHLES achieved 50x magnification with the K1050 model
-2015 KAHLES presented patented ballistic drop compensation

Visit The Powder Keg to view the full range of premium quality Kahles hunting optics. Brilliant has never been this bright before.


Visit The Powder Keg to view the art in custom guns. These are guns made mostly by hand and which take more than 3 years to complete. Every gun that Ales makes is unique and only one of a kind. Never confuse custom guns with serial custom guns which are standard in there different models. Buy Ales Spendal guns for the enjoyment of art in guns and leave a legacy in your family. The score-sheet of an Ales Spendal gun is in both the value and the joy to own.

The Powder Keg has a 300WM and a 375H&H in stock. Both rifles were scoped by Spendal with Swarovski optics. Visit the Ales Spendal page for a full description of these two fine guns (stock and pricing tab).


The Powder Keg has received a large consignment of Delta optics. Visit our section on videos and see reviews of why Delta scopes have no rivals in the value category of optics. At The Powder Keg we are sticking to our golden thread of a product selection that is best in class. View the range of Delta optics at The Powder Keg – seeing is believing!

Bushveld Fleece, Rosebud pullover, Arizona Action jacket, Arizona Pro pants & ladies Avalon Quilted jacket - all available at The Powder Keg

Bushveld Fleece, Rosebud pullover, Arizona Action jacket, Arizona Pro pants & ladies Avalon Quilted jacket – all available at The Powder Keg

The Powder Keg has combined with Chevalier in Sweden to select a clothing range for outdoor pursuits which are ideal for conditions in South Africa. The quality and styling of Chevalier is unmatched!

Visit The Powder Keg and try on a pair of Action Pro pants in order to appreciate how these stretch trousers flexibility give optimum freedom of movement. The range of Action Pro jackets and trousers are ideal for stalking and active outdoor pursuits.


Rosebud pullovers made of 100% wool don’t only look great but will keep you warm. Or try our Bushveld fleece which combines functionality into a fashionable garment.

The Powder Keg has a range of ladies clothing and our intention is to build on the selection as ladies get to know and appreciate Chevalier quality and style. Ladies can choose from the stylish Avalon quilted jacket, fleeces or the range of Action Pro jackets and trousers.


The Powder Keg has received a new consignment of Forster presses. If you want the best reloading press then buy a Forster press. The self aligning feature of the brass and the die ensure maximum case and bullet concentricity. Arguably bullet concentricity is one of the biggest contributors to good accuracy. Why use expensive components or risk success in the hunt with loaded bullets of poor concentricity?

If you are a seasoned reloader then upgrade to a Forster press or if you are setting out on the fulfilling journey of reloading, start with a Forster press! You will never look back!

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The Powder Keg has received a consignment of a wide range of Trimit and Worlds Finest Trimmer (WFT). If you are a reloader that finds the process of case trimming laborious, then a Trimit or WFT unit will be your answer to case trimming frustration. If you starting out with reloading then get to learn from seasoned reloaders’ what there most dreaded reloading process is. Most likely case trimming on a lathe trimmer. Trimit and WFT index of the shoulder datum of brass, a trim process that allows you to trim a minimum of 5 cases accurately in the time it takes you to trim 1 case using a lathe trimmer.

The Powder Keg strategy is to bring innovative products to our customers that are best in class.